|English: Chris Martin at a concert in England. Español: Chris Martin en un concierto en Inglaterra. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
I did an older post on Coldplay awhile back and was thinking about a song, Speed Of Sound that some of my piano students enjoy playing. The words and music are by Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin in 2005. Are you familiar with this one? It's full of power chords!
Here's how I play the song, moderately with 4/4 time signature. If you like playing sheet music, here's Coldplay - X and Y
Speed Of Sound Chord Chart
A5 Em D A5 Em D A5 Em How long before I get in, D before it starts, before I begin? A5 Em How long before you decide, D before I know what it feels like? A5 Em Where to, where do I go? D If you never try then you'll never know A5 Em How long do I have to climb D up on this side of this mountain of mine? A5 Em D A5 Em D A5 Em Look up, I look up at night, D Planets are moving at the speed of light. A5 Em Climb up, up in the trees D Every chance that you get is a chance you seize A5 Em How long am I can stand D with my head stuck under the sand? A5 Em I'll start before I can stop D but before I see things the right way up G(add9) A(add9) Bm7 all that noise, and all that sound G(add9) A(add9) Bm7 all those places I got found CHORUS:
G Bm And birds go flying at the speed of sound D G to show ya how it all began G Bm birds come flyin' from the underground F#m G If you could see it then you'd understand A5 Em D A5 Em D A5 Em Ideas that you'll never find D All the inventors could never design A5 Em the buildings that you put up D Like Japan and China all lit up A5 Em A sign that I couldn't read D or a light that I couldn't see A5 Em Some things you have to believe D but others are puzzles, puzzlin' me G(add9) A(add9) Bm7 all that noise, and all that sound G(add9) A(add9) Bm7 all those places I got found CHORUS
G F#m G
Ah, when see it then you'll understand.
D5 Gsus2 D G(add9) A(add9) Bm7 All those signs, I knew what they meant E7 Some things you can't invent G(add9) A(add9) Bm7 Some get made, and some get sent E7 ooh CHORUS G F#m Gmaj9 G6/9 Gmaj9 Ah, when you see it then you'll understand.
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