At numbers and figures
Pulling your puzzles apart
Questions of science
Science and progress

Coldplay - The Scientist lyrics meaning


This verse is littered with scientific metaphors that can tie in to reasons why the narrator's relationship isn't working. Numbers and figures of how many times he hasn't been able to see them, for example. After a while, it begins to dismantle the relationship that has been built up - rather like a puzzle.

A Rush of Blood to the Head's liner notes have an inscription that states:

The Scientist is Dan

This refers to Dan Keeling, A&R rep for Parlophone and the man responsible for signing Coldplay to the label.

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