Song Lyric Sunday – The Scientist by Coldplay

I know I’ve been doing SLS for quite some time, so it’s not surprising that I’m starting to show some of my favorite bands more and more.  When I first started, I really wanted to make sure I was posting a variety of music, since I do have a huge variety of different music I like.  However, I do have my favorites, so when things are hard, I tend to fall back on them, which I am embracing this week.

As I’ve said, I love Coldplay.  I think their lyrics are on point, especially in this particular song.  When I first heard it, I wasn’t too sure about it, but then when I read the lyrics I was hooked.  Science just doesn’t explain love, but for some reason, we try to logically decipher our way through relationships.  Logic is a good thing, really, but sometimes, it’s okay to just listen to your heart.  However, that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

I think this song is about how relationships can stall, especially when you’ve been with that person for a while.  It’s not really logical to assume you can ever go back to those first few months of bliss, but sometimes it’s good to remember all the reasons why you fell in love in the first place.

I hope you enjoy!

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
Songwriters: Christopher Anthony John Martin / Guy Rupert Berryman / Jonathan Mark Buckland / William Champion
The Scientist lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was numbers.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.


23 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – The Scientist by Coldplay

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  2. Well what’s odd is there is some science behind love – dopamine and the like. 😉

    Sorry, my inner scientist coming out. Forgive me. Nice song though.

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  3. I almost picked this song for the “sorry/apology” theme awhile ago and bounced between it and their song “Trouble” before not even selecting a Coldplay song at all. I have so many of them on my playlist I’m not sure how I’ve gone this long without posting one, lol. Great pick, Helen! 🙂

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