Oh it's such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be so hard

Coldplay - The Scientist lyrics meaning


The Scientist peaked at #10 in the UK singles charts on release, but due to extensive remixing and sampling of the song's piano riff and the lasting acclaim for its music video, it has become an enduring favourite of Coldplay's work.

For the video, directed by Jamie Thraves (also responsible for Radiohead's "Just" video), Chris Martin was required to learn how to play and sing the song in reverse.


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