.

Coldplay Performs 'Christmas with the Kangaroos' In Australia

12/19/2016
.
Coldplay

(Radio.com) Coldplay have wrapped the final, Australasian leg of their Head Full of Dreams world tour just in time for the holidays, and they planned a special send-off for the finale in Sydney.

The band wrote a simple holiday tune called "Christmas with the Kangaroos," unpacking the Southern hemisphere phenomenon of Christmas in summertime. The song is crowded with references to Australian icons like Kylie Minogue and the Tim Tam biscuit.

"And what about poor Santa's sleigh?" Martin sings. "He has to come from f—ing miles away And what about Mick Dundee? Well he ain't got no Christmas tree."

The chorus is a little inane, but it seems to have been written on the fly so it's hardly "Wonderful Christmastime." In any case, Coldplay won't take themselves too seriously about their very niche Australian Christmas song:

'Well they say Christmas here is much more fun/ We got surfing, we got sun/ Christmas here is sweet as a peach/ Open presents on the beach/ We've got barbies, we've got beer, Santa wishes he lives here/ Loads of laughter, loads of booze/ Christmas with the kangaroos," Martin sings. Enjoy Coldplay's thoughtful Christmas gift to Australia here.

Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission.

advertisement

Coldplay Music, DVDs, Books and more

Coldplay T-shirts and Posters

More Coldplay News

Share this article

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article


Related Stories


Coldplay, Grunge Music & Michael Hutchence Docs That Rock Coming To TV

Coldplay To Stream Special Live Performance

Coldplay's Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow Share Family Photo

Coldplay's Chris Martin Teaches Daughter To Play Beatles

Super Bowl QB Tom Brady's Playlist Includes Pearl Jam and Coldplay

Ed Sheeran, Coldplay Leads Best Pop Vocal Album Grammy Nominations