Its April of 2020 and Day 24 of A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing Metaphors. Be it a movie, song, painting, book, idiom, etc. I plan to give a perspective to it with an explanation and a 8 line poem.


Metaphor: X&Y

I have taken the studio album X&Y from Coldplay for today’s metaphor. X&Y with 8.3 million units sold in 2005 alone, is known to be the best-selling music album released in 2005.  The album has significant history before the release with respect to objectives, preparations, transition etc. The songs focus and question the philosophical view of the world. The recurrent theme with most songs of the album talk about broken, out of place, misplaced and missing things. (Do check out the interesting story behind the cover page coded in Baudot alphabets)

From the main album song X&Y which starts with ‘trying hard to speak’, I like the recurring lines:
You and me are floating on a tidal wave..
You and me are drifting into outer space..

You and me,
X&Y, in the plane,
Playing with numbers,
The plan point (0,0),
Alas, infinitely invisible,
Or, opposite and equal,
Or, either one at zero.
Will we ever be? Zero. Zero.

X is me and Y(Why) is you. Though we plan to meet at mid and that was the plan, I don’t know how many broken parts and pieces it takes to unite!

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