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Coldplay – The Scientist lyrics

Come up to meet you,
Tell you I'm sorry,
You don't know how lovely you are.

I had to find you,
Tell you I need you,
Tell you I set you apart.

Tell me your secrets,
And ask me your questions,
Oh let's go back to the start.

Runnin' in circles,
Comin' up tails,
Heads on a science apart.

Nobody said it was easy,
It's such a shame for us to part.
Nobody said it was easy,
No one ever said it would be this hard.
Oh take me back to the start.

I was just guessin',
At numbers and figures,
Pullin' the puzzles apart.

Questions of science,
Science and progress,
Do not speak as loud as my heart.

Tell me you love me,
Come back and haunt me,
Oh, what a rush to the start.

Runnin' in circles,
Chasin' our tails,
Comin' back as we are.

Nobody said it was easy,
Oh it's such a shame for us to part.
Nobody said it was easy,
No one ever said it would be so hard.
I'm goin' back to the start.

Oh ooh ooh ooh ooh ohh,
Ah ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh,
Oh ooh ooh ooh ooh ohh,
Oh ooh ooh ooh ooh ohh.

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  • Mydistrust
    I think this song definately has to do with the idea of men and women will never fully understand each other. We may sit and think we have each other figured out but we never really do. And we can guess at it all the time but the way that we think is entirely different. The "nobody said it was easy. This hard means that relationships are something that we constantly have to work at cuz its an ongoing lesson of the opposite s**. Tho I could be entirely wrong, but I think its a great interpretation.
  • i
    Now I'm not saying this has anything to do with Coldplay, their beliefs or whatnot, this is purely my interpretation. I think this song could be about God and his love for us, "You don't know how lovely you are", "Tell you I set you apart", "No one ever said it would be this hard", "Questions of science, science and progress/Do not speak as loud as my heart" are just some examples of idea's of God's love and knowledge, how we were made in his image, how even in the most strictest of science or logic the heart leads us, not our brains. Just an idea though.
  • a
    Sure we can sit here. And say. This mean this or that, in our eyes. But what is important is that the core of the song, there is something sad. And an artistic desperate search for something.
    It could be one, or all of everyone's suggestions, songs mean more than one thing to many.
    On the subject of about God, I've been contemplating and searching to see if they have any background, but probably for purposes of loosing a crowd and gaining another, they don't release that stuff. Plus. They're rather trippy live performances don't suggest what I believe in, but they put on a good show.
  • u
    Its a special song. I think it talks about the pain of being caught up in things that keep us too busy to love. A business man chasing money 24. 7, an economist buried in growth and recession charts such, biochemist with molecular structures, students too busy chasing distinctions to love. All these people don't love or lose their relationships because they're too busy. It talks about a heart that feels empty because its missing the love that was once there or isn't there. Its a beautiful song.
  • u
    I feel like this is me this song is how I am I want to go back to the start and try again and start life over I could have a chance to change it and make it better but now people ask me for advice and I pull the puzles apart and try putting them together again I try to fix the problem and I make sure I serve everyone but myelf.

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