Heads on a science apart

Nobody said it was easy
It's such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy

Coldplay - The Scientist lyrics meaning

Meaning

Although the lyrics of the song don't actually say the word scientist at all, this song tells the tale of the titular scientist who becomes so wrapped up in his work that he neglects his personal relationships.

Chris Martin said that this song focuses on the simplistic, overwhelming complexity of human emotion in a Coldplay fanzine:

That's just about girls. It's weird that whatever else is on your mind, whether it's the downfall of global economics or terrible environmental troubles, the thing that always gets you most is when you fancy someone.

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