I have noticed a lot of religious imagery on the cd. Here are a few samples:
Viva La Vida – mention of missionaries in a foreign field, as well as a mention of St. Peter, who will not call his name.
42 – you didn’t get to heaven but you made it close
For my heart it wasn’t open…
Violet Hill – Priest clutched onto Bibles, hollowed out to fit their rifles and the cross, was held aloft.
Reign of Love - By the church, we’re waiting, Reign of love My knees go praying
Yes - when we were dying of frustration/Saying Lord lead me not into temptation
But it’s not easy when she turns you on/Sin, stay gone
If you’d only, if you’d only say yes/Whether you will's anybody’s guess
God only God knows I'm trying my best/But I’m just so tired of this loneliness
Not saying these are remotely Christian statements or if they reveal anything of the spiritual life of Chris Martin, but they are there and I wonder what they mean. (I know he had a somewhat religious upbringing but I don’t think that it had much of a hold on him. Maybe this is some of that seeping through his subconscious).