Chinese Sleep Chant

Album: Viva la Vida (2008)
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Songfacts®:

  • This hidden track follows "Yes" on the album. This and "The Escapist" are both hidden tracks that immediately follow other songs on the album. In interviews Coldplay have explained that this was done so the album would have two "two-for-the-price-of-one" tracks on it and would cost fans less to download.
  • Lead singer Chris Martin told Q magazine July 2008 about this song with low-mixed, angelic vocals and incomprehensible lyrics: "The lyrics aren't Latin, no! I will say this, if you take away all the guitars, what you're left with is quite ordinary. But Jonny (Buckland, lead guitar) will always make things less ordinary. Without him we'd be f--ked. It's true!"
  • Chris Martin (from The Sun newspaper May 13, 2008): "It was called Chinese Sleepshot but then we decided to change it. It's another attempt at a ringtone ("Life In Technicolor" was also written with ringtones in mind). The Eastern bit."

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