Moses (song)

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Single by Coldplay
from the album Coldplay Live 2003
Released 6 October 2003 (2003-10-06)
Format CD
Recorded 21 July 2003
Genre Alternative rock, soft rock
Length 5:29
Label Capitol
Coldplay singles chronology
"God Put a Smile upon Your Face"
"Speed of Sound"
"God Put a Smile upon Your Face"
"Speed of Sound"

"Moses" is a song by British alternative 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.


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 during the A Rush of Blood to the Head sessions but was ultimately rejected from the final track listing.


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

Track listing[edit]

CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Moses" 5:29

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[3] 24
US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard)[4] 38

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States[5] 6 October 2003 Modern rock radio Parlophone