Up With The Birds

Album: Mylo Xyloto (2011)
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Songfacts®:

  • Running through the Mylo Xyloto album is a storyline in which love triumphs over all. This is the closing track of which vocalist Chris Martin said to Music Week: "That was when we were sort of thinking about a story that seemed like the end of a movie type thing."
  • The album purposely features four songs that start with the letter "u." Previously on Viva La Vida there were three songs beginning with 'l.'
  • The song borrows lines from Leonard Cohen's "Anthem," a track from the Canadian singer-songwriter's 1992 album The Future.

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