"Paradise" (CD Single)
What parents need to know
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.
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.
Families can talk 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?