The Scientist
Coldplay/Musicfire.in Lyrics


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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
Running in circles, coming 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 guessing at numbers and figures
Pulling your 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, and I rush to the start
Running in circles, chasing our tails
Coming 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 going back to the start

(Oh, ooh)
(Ah, ooh)




(Oh, ooh)
(Oh, ooh)

Overall Meaning

In the opening lines of "The Scientist," Coldplay's lead singer Chris Martin sings about apologizing to someone he may have wronged or upset. He acknowledges that this person is lovely, but he had to search for them and assert their importance by setting them apart. The song then delves into a back-and-forth conversation with this person where Martin wants them to reveal their secrets and ask him questions so they can return to the beginning of their relationship. In the chorus, he acknowledges that while nobody ever said love would be easy, it is still unfortunate that they are parting ways. He then expresses a desire to go back to the start of their relationship and its simplicity.


The second verse touches on how Martin feels his relationship with this person has been reduced to numbers, figures, and scientific analysis, but that his heart's desires and emotions are what matter most to him. He asks this person to express their love for him and even "come back to haunt" him so they can go back and restart their relationship. In the end, he repeats his desire to go back to the beginning, expressed through "oh, ooh" and "ah, ooh" to close the song.


Line by Line Meaning

Come up to meet you
I approached you with eagerness


Tell you I'm sorry
Apologizing for things that have hurt you


You don't know how lovely you are
You are beautiful, and you might not even realize it


I had to find you
I searched for you to mend things we lost


Tell you I need you
Admitting that I can’t live without you


Tell you I set you apart
Acknowledging that you are special to me


Tell me your secrets
Share your fears, desires, and pain with me


And ask me your questions
Inquire about anything you want to know from me


Oh, let's go back to the start
Yearning for a chance to reset everything


Running in circles, coming up tails
Tries and attempts are going in vain


Heads on a science apart
No logical solution for our problem


Nobody said it was easy
Accepting the fact that it's hard


It's such a shame for us to part
Disappointing end to the relationship


No one ever said it would be this hard
Acknowledging the relationship challenges


Oh, take me back to the start
Seeking another opportunity to start again


I was just guessing at numbers and figures
Making assumptions based on unconfirmed data


Pulling your puzzles apart
Trying to solve your problems or understand your life


Questions of science, science and progress
Exploring new possibilities and scientific discoveries


Do not speak as loud as my heart
Personal emotions override scientific reasoning


Tell me you love me
Expressing the desire to hear that affection


Come back and haunt me
Reliving the memories of the past


Oh, and I rush to the start
Quickly going back to the beginning of our relationship


Running in circles, chasing our tails
Unable to find a solution, stuck in the same cycle


Coming back as we are
Getting back together as we were before


Oh, ooh
Musical interlude


Ah, ooh
Musical interlude


Oh, ooh
Musical interlude


Oh, ooh
Musical interlude




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Christopher Anthony John Martin, Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland, William Champion

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@midnightdreamers7248

Coldplay en 20 años nos enseñó que:
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