Always In My Head


About Always In My Head

"Always in My Head" is a song by British alternative rock band Coldplay. It was written by all the members of the band and appears as the opening track from their sixth studio album, Ghost Stories (2014). Although it was never released as a single, the song has charted in the UK and in France. The song came with a music video, animated by Alasdair+Jock.


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I think of you
I haven't slept
I think I do
But I don't forget
My body moves
Goes where I will
But though I try my heart stays still
It never moves
Just won't be led
And so my mouth waters to be fed
And you're always in my head
You're always in my head
You're always in my head
You're always in my head

You're always in my head
Always in my head
Always in my

This, I guess
Is to tell you you're chosen out from the rest

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Coldplay are a British Alternative Rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London. After they formed Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as a bassist and they changed their name to Starfish.Will Champion joined as a drummer, backing vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, completing the line-up. Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed themselves "Coldplay" in 1998, before recording and releasing three EPs; Safety in 1998, Brothers & Sisters as a single in 1999 and The Blue Room in the same year. The latter was their first release on a major label, after signing to Parlophone. more »

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Written by: Christopher Anthony John Martin, Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland, William Champion

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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12 facts about this song

"Always in My Head" is the first track from Coldplay's sixth studio album, "Ghost Stories," released in 2014.
Notable Recognition
The song, along with the rest of its album, won the Best Pop Vocal Album at the 57th Grammy Awards.
Song Formation
It's been reported that the song began as a demo from their early sessions but was later completed in 2014.
Unlike many of Coldplay's previous songs, "Always in my Head" marked a change in the band’s sound, featuring heavy use of synthesizers and minimal guitar.
Heartfelt Lyrics
The lyrics of the song deal with themes of love, heartbreak, and longing. They are believed to reflect the lead singer, Chris Martin's, separation from his then-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow.
Defining Album
"Always in My Head" set the tone for the entire "Ghost Stories" album, which is often described as one of Coldplay's most deeply personal and emotive works.
Background Vocals
Interestingly, the song begins with a recording of Chris Martin's daughter, Apple, humming a tune.
Live Performances
The song has been performed consistently since its release, regularly appearing on setlists for the "Ghost Stories Tour" and even occasionally in subsequent tours.
Album Artwork Connection
The song's introspective mood is reflected in the album's artwork, featuring a broken heart symbol interwoven with angel wings - a symbol commonly associated with loss, heartbreak, and sorrow.
Critic Reviews
Critics received "Always in My Head" generally well, praising it for its subtle but emotive instrumentation and deeply personal lyrics.
Production Partners
The song was produced by the band together with Daniel Green, Rik Simpson, and Paul Epworth, who are all long-term collaborators of Coldplay.
Commercial Success
"Ghost Stories," the album featuring "Always in My Head," debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 upon its release, later becoming the ninth-best-selling album of 2014.

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