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"Paradise" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Clean, sensitive song about facing up to tough problems.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 9 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Though the initial message is about trying to escape problems, the song ends on a positive note about coping with life’s ups and downs.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Encourages listeners to face their problems rather than run away from them.


One line about dodging “bullets” (problems).

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that “Paradise” is a clean song, containing no profanity or allusions to sex, substances, or violence, aside from one line about dodging “bullets” (problems). That said, it does include a somewhat emotional exploration of one girl’s attempt to escape life’s problems through daydreams of “paradise.” Still, it’s an OK choice for tweens and teens.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 2 year old Written byNK17 March 11, 2013

really good band/song

Coldplay is one of few bands these days that doesn't involve a breakup, auto tuning, or a chick dancing nude with a bunch of random strangers, i find it ca... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old January 1, 2012

this is a Paradise

This song is just another SMASH for Coldplay GOOO MYLOXYLTO :D
Teen, 17 years old Written byrdcdancer November 19, 2011


Amazing song. When I listen to it, it relates so much to real life.

What's the story?

“PARADISE” is another entry in the growing list of clean hits by contemporary pop-rock band Coldplay. Though the content is generally mild, the overarching message is slightly mature, describing a girl who indulges in daydreams to escape tough issues.

Is it any good?

Known for simple yet super-catchy hooks, Coldplay fulfills the first expectation here but doesn't quite hit the second mark. This slower-tempo tune lacks some of the plaintive beauty of earlier hits like "Clocks," though it will likely still resonate with die-hard fans of the band who just can't get enough of Chris Martin's falsetto.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about positive ways to deal with your problems besides running away from them. Who could you talk to?

  • How does this song compare to other Coldplay songs in theme and sound? How would you describe Coldplay's music?

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