In the old days, Coldplay (search) listeners could hear a ballad like "Yellow" and imagine what lovely lady the "stars that shine" twinkled for.

Then lead singer Chris Martin (search) married Gwyneth Paltrow (search), and now the upcoming Coldplay release "X&Y" is predictably packed with songs about mummy and baby Apple (search).

Here's a sampling from a song called "The Nappies": "There's s--t going down that you can't disguise/When your b--bs dem got ten times the size/The cups gone up from an A to D/It's bad for you but it's fun for me."

He goes on to promise that he'll be "there for [Gwyneth] through the thin and the thick/I'm gonna clean up all the poo and the sick."

Thanks, Chris, for sharing. Aside from the "ick" factor, this song underlines the big question Coldplay faces: Can fans stomach a whole album about Gwyneth?

Sometimes a songwriter's muse is best left to the imagination.