The Scientist
Coldplay 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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@voiceisintheair3075

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 the puzzles apart
Questions of science, science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart
But 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



@Dankydankdanked

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
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 the puzzles apart
Questions of science, science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart
But 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



@sucianasukma1475

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 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, 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



@joelneto4168

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

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 the puzzles apart
Questions of science, science and progress

Do not speak as loud as my heart

But 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, ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ah ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh
Oh ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh
Oh ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh



@Andreitalozada13

Vine a verte, decirte que lo siento
No sabes lo adorable que eres
Tuve que encontrarte, decirte que te necesito
Y decirte que te elegí

Cuéntame tus secretos y hazme tus preguntas
Oh, volvamos al inicio
Corriendo en círculos, logrando cruces
Lograr cara es una ciencia aparte

Nadie dijo que era fácil
Es una lástima que nos separemos
Nadie dijo que era fácil
Tampoco dijeron que sería tan duro
Oh, llévame de vuelta al inicio

Yo estaba analizando números y cifras
Deshaciendo los enigmas
Cuestiones de ciencia, ciencia y progreso
No hablan tan alto como mi corazón

Dime que me amas, vuelve y persígueme
Oh, y corro al inicio
Corriendo en círculos, persiguiendo nuestras colas
Volviendo a ser cómo éramos

Nadie dijo que era fácil
Es una lástima que nos separemos
Nadie dijo que era fácil
Tampoco dijeron que sería tan duro
Estoy volviendo al inicio



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@itsmarius6054

when you're already sad, but you come here to get even more sadder. feels good man

@rogersans7782

Boobies true story dude I know how you feel

@knowertobe

Boobies feels sad man

@JairajSinghPatil

Rahita Levi Boobies never feel sad

@sofiakontomisios3694

Boobies same

@archiesings

so true...

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@JessF1122

"Nobody said it was easy." Crying while listening to this song the day before my surgery. Thank you Coldplay, your songs always brought warmth in my heart.

@cavejohnson7233

Bless you. Hope everything goes well

@gachastar9085

How did it go?

@olanrewajuisrael8178

Hope it went well?

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