“The Scientist”

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!

Mason

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