Moses (Coldplay song)

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"Moses"
Coldplay - Moses.JPG
Single by Coldplay
from the album Coldplay Live 2003
Released 6 October 2003 (2003-10-06)
Format CD
Recorded 21 July 2003
Genre
Length 5:29
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Coldplay singles chronology
"God Put a Smile upon Your Face"
(2003)
"Moses"
(2003)
"Speed of Sound"
(2005)

"Moses" is a song by British rock band Coldplay. It was written by all members of the band for their live album, Coldplay Live 2003. The song was released on 6 October 2003 as the only single from the album.

Background[edit]

The song was written about lead singer Chris Martin's then wife, Gwyneth Paltrow. Martin has said that the song is "about falling in love with the most beautiful woman in the world."[1] The song's title later served as the namesake for the couple’s second child, Moses Bruce Anthony Martin.[2] It was written in mid-2002 after the sessions for A Rush of Blood to the Head (which was released near the end of August 2002) and was intended for the follow-up album X&Y, but failed to make the album. So far only a live version of this song has been released.

Personnel[edit]

  • Chris Martin – vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Jonny Buckland – lead guitar
  • Guy Berryman – bass guitar
  • Will Champion – drums

Track listing[edit]

CD single
No.TitleLength
1."Moses" (Live In Sydney)5:29

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[3] 10
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[4] 38
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[5] 24

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States[6] 6 October 2003 Modern rock radio Parlophone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Moses by Coldplay Songfacts". Songfacts. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Coldplay, "Moses" | Song Inspirations | Comcast.net". Xfinity.comcast.net. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Coldplay Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Coldplay Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Coldplay Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Alternative: Week Of: October 6, 2003". Radio & Records. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2012.