Prospekt's March/Poppyfields is a track written during sessions for Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends. The song didn't make the final cut and eventually saw release as the title track on the Prospekt's March EP.
The track contains two different songs, like many double tracks on VLV do (e.g. Lovers In Japan/Reign Of Love). However, unlike other Coldplay double tracks, Prospekt's March and Poppyfields are faded together to form a seamless, single-song medley and is generally considered to be one unit. Prospekt's March is the main song while Poppyfields is a short, ambient instrumental piece.
The two songs came to be fused together into one a long time before Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends was finalized; the two songs are listed together on almost everything, including the big painting in the album's booklet and also the alternate VLV tracklisting in the VLV tour programme.
Prospekt's March Soundchecked at Dallas, 19th November 2008
Smoke is rising from the houses People burying their dead I ask somebody what the time is But time doesn't matter to them yet People talking without speaking Trying to take what they can get I ask you if you remember Prospekt, how could I forget? Drums Here it comes Don't you wish that life could be as simple As fish swimming round in a barrel? When you've got the gun Oh and I run Here it comes We're just two little figures in a soup bowl Trying to get behind a kind of control But I wasn't one Now here I lie On my own in a separate sky And here I lie On my own in a separate sky I don't wanna die On my own here tonight But here I lie On my own in a separate sky...
|Violet Hill | Viva La Vida | Lost! | Lovers In Japan | Life In Technicolor ii | Strawberry Swing|
|Life In Technicolor | Cemeteries Of London | 42 | Reign Of Love | Yes | Chinese Sleep Chant | Death And All His Friends | The Escapist|
|Postcards From Far Away | Glass Of Water | Rainy Day | Prospekt's March/Poppyfields | Now My Feet Won't Touch The Ground|
|A Spell A Rebel Yell | Death Will Never Conquer | The Goldrush | Lhuna (ft. Kylie Minogue)|
|LeftRightLeftRightLeft | Famous Old Painters | Lukas | School | The Dubliners|