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  Season 30: Episode 20


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04t: Lindsay Lohan / Coldplay

Coldplay performs "Speed of Sound"

.....Lindsay Lohan
.....Coldplay

Lindsay Lohan: Ladies and gentlemen - it's Coldplay!

Coldplay:
"How long before I get in
Before it starts, before I begin
How long before you decide
Or before I know what it feels like
Where to?
Where do I go?
If you've never tried then you'll never know
How long do I have to climb
Up on the side of this mountain of mine.

Look up, I look up at night
Planets are moving at the speed of light
Climb up, up in the trees
Every chance that you get
Is a chance you seize
How long am I gonna stand
With my head stuck under the sand
I start before I can stop
Or before I see things the right way up.

All that noise, and all that sound
All those places I have found
And birds go flying at the speed of sound
To show you how it all began
Birds came flying from the underground
If you could see it then you'd understand.

Ideas that you'll never find
Or the inventors could never design
All of the buildings that you put up
Japan and China all lit up
The sign that I couldn't read
Or the light that I couldn't see
Some things you have to believe
But others are puzzles, puzzling me.

All that noise, and all that sound
All those places that I've found
And birds go flying at the speed of sound
To show you how it all began
Birds came flying from the underground
If you could see it then you'd understand
Oh, when you see it then you'll understand."

[ lead singer Chris Martin rises from the piano and stands before the audience to finish the song ]

Coldplay:
All those signs I knew what they meant
Some things you can't invent
Some get made, and some get sent
Ooh-ooh
Birds go flying at the speed of sound
To show you how it all began
Birds came flying from the underground
If you could see it then you'd understand
Oh, when you see it then you'll understand."

[ the audience erupts into applause ]

Chris Martin: Thank you very, very much. Thank you.


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