It’s time for day 2 of reflecting on one of Coldplay’s songs to get ready for the new album. Alright, well I thought I was going to save this one for later on but I decided to talk about this song now, it’s Coldplay’s “The Scientist,” from their second album A Rush of Blood to the Head”. Lead singer Christ Martin was inspired to write “The Scientist” after hearing George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass.” THe song also alludes to a short story entitled, “The Birthmark” written by Nathaniel Hawthorn. The story focuses on a scientist who forgets about the love of his life and devotes his life to science. He realizes, but is too late and now her death haunts him. The song is a piano-driven ballad, with playing Panio and the band joining in after the first chorus. This rendition is from their Coldplay Live 2003 album, which is set in Australia.
A side note is that my brother claims “The Scientist is everyone’s favorite Coldplay song and he reminds me of this often!