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Coldplay — The Scientist
Album: A Rush Of Blood To The Head
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7.3

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Total ratings: 850









Released: 2002
Length: 5:01
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Come up to meet you
Tell you I'm sorry
You don't know how lovely you are
I had to find you

Tell you I need you
Tell you I set you apart
Tell me your secrets
And ask me your questions

Oh let's go back to the start
Running in circles
Coming up tails
Heads on a science apart

Nobody said it was easy
It's such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be this hard
Oh take me back to the start

I was just guessing
At numbers and figures
Pulling your puzzles apart
Questions of science

Science and progress
Could not speak as loud as my heart
Tell me you love me
Come back and haunt me

Oh when I rush to the start
Running in circles
Chasing tails
Coming back as we are

Nobody said it was easy
Oh it's such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be so hard
I'm going back to the start.
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Gag.  Poldclay again.  
 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:

I can echo this sentiment. I definitely like them better after seeing them live. A good honest show, they worked hard for the audience and didn't let spectacle overshadow the music.

 
I agree!  One of the best concerts I've seen in a long time. Love them!{#Cheers}
Nobody said it was cheesy
It's such a shame it smells like farts
Nobody said it was cheesy
No one ever said it would be this hard
I'm going to PSD

aaa oooooooo aaaa ooooooo
Preciosa cancion

 
One of my fav. Coldplay songs!
 james_of_tucson wrote:


They like Dave Matthews also.

And if confronted about the whole "whiny singer" thing, they'd put you in an untenable position if you listen to
Elvis Costello and Bob Dylan and Andy Partridge, or the Shins, or Weezer.

 
Not to mention Neil Young.
 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:

I can echo this sentiment. I definitely like them better after seeing them live. A good honest show, they worked hard for the audience and didn't let spectacle overshadow the music.
 
Great show, high energy and pretty cool stage lighting and effects.  
Boo-ya!  

MojoJojo wrote:

Well, with your knowledge on the subject, who's to argue with you?
 
Well, with your knowledge on the subject, who's to argue with you?
 rdo wrote:

The ultimate Generation Wuss theme song.

 
Well, with your knowledge on the subject, who's to argue with you?

The ultimate Generation Wuss theme song.


 gwargadds wrote:
I was a modest fan and then I saw them live,  Great concert!  If you ever you see them, you will appreciate the music more.
 
I can echo this sentiment. I definitely like them better after seeing them live. A good honest show, they worked hard for the audience and didn't let spectacle overshadow the music.
I was a modest fan and then I saw them live,  Great concert!  If you ever you see them, you will appreciate the music more.
To me, this is what music is all about.  We just heard the Coldplay version, and it sounds a bit whiney, etc, and we are also hearing the Aimee Mann version, which sounds better to me also. BUT........every singer brings to a song a different take.  Or else it would be karoake.  At the risk of inviting scorn, i have become a fan of American Idol simply because i love hearing a good song, and how some artists can take standards and change them to suit their voice.  Granted, it is "pop" music, but not always, as they have theme nights, and force the contestants to conform to a certain style.  Sometimes it's a winner, most times not.  Still, there is J-Lo, but i digress.  My point: enjoy the music!!
'nuff said. 
 Philo wrote:
Great tune.  Coldplay too much of an easy target. Why the snipes?
 
this owes to:

those that can  - do

those that can't  - criticize those that do
Has it been nearly 10 years already? Wow! People forget how boring music was 11 years ago. Indi-rock was growing in stature but the internet was still a wild west of streaming radio stations and little guys like Bill. Coldplay was fresh and different at the time. Now, not so much.
Great tune.  Coldplay too much of an easy target. Why the snipes?


.....when Coldplay was actually a good band.  Too bad they could only crank out 2 good albums before they completely sold out.  Clearly this album was their shining moment.   
One of the most boring songs I've heard in quite a while.
Ha Ha!  I have never been more pleased to hear this song!!
 Sjaaks wrote:

HAHA

I was scrolling through the comments and right at the A-HOOOOOOO moment this one appeared... Very nice!! HAHA
 
:-)
...tell me ya love me, come back and haunt me... 10
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:

 
HAHA

I was scrolling through the comments and right at the A-HOOOOOOO moment this one appeared... Very nice!! HAHA

Very, very nice!
NO-body SAID it was EASY...


...to like Coldplay.


just a big o''l bucket o' dull. duh-duh-duh-duh-duh. ah-oooooooooooooooooooooh
Yes, that's the only thing I have to say about this song. Just a really big yes.

10
Pass the sick bucket and the MUTE button...bleah
This is a good song of Coldplay {#Daisy}
With all the whining by all the Coldplay haters here, i can't even hear Chris Martin whine anymore... {#Wink}

Damn...
 

Anyway, i love this one...

9
Nice!
I like whiny ok....  I thought it was pretty.
I hear and can understand the comments about his pitch being "whiny", and I'm not a huge Coldplay fan, but this song is beautiful.
{#Curtain}

Sorry, but I did just MUTE.


 jools wrote:

Agree totally!  Have just turned off my media player
 

I second that.A pretentious hook laden band.They do it well though...
Chris' singing sucks on this number.
Is that a wounded dog?
Huh, so that's what Coldplay sounds like. Never noticed them before, but heard the name.  
YUCK! This song is seriously overrated, can't stand his high-pitch.
This song was used for a few years here in Illinois during their public service ads on TV to have people sign up as organ donors.  Judging by the tremendous hate by some commentors here for Chris Martin and his howling wail on this cut, my guess is they probably turned off more than a few potential good samaritans.
 QueenLucia wrote:
whine whine whine WHINE whine

I just don't get why these guys are so popular!

 

They like Dave Matthews also.

And if confronted about the whole "whiny singer" thing, they'd put you in an untenable position if you listen to
Elvis Costello and Bob Dylan and Andy Partridge, or the Shins, or Weezer.

Me likey.  Maybe it's just my mood today, but it fits.

{#Roflol}{#Roflol}
 TheKing2 wrote:
the more I hear this, the more I like Aimee Man's rendition.
 
I must agree! She seems to pace the song better. This version feels off-tempo in comparison. I don't dislike Coldplay but this isn't their best.


 oldviolin wrote:
Love it.
The tempo seems a little slow. Remix?
 
My thoughts exactly....doesn't sound quite fast enough.

{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}
 QueenLucia wrote:
whine whine whine WHINE whine

I just don't get why these guys are so popular!
 
Agree totally!  Have just turned off my media player
 QueenLucia wrote:
whine whine whine WHINE whine

I just don't get why these guys are so popular!

 
I thhink youh type withh a lithp .... you meant more WINE! :)
Seriously, room for all ... I really got hooked on them after two things.. first, realizing it was them .. er .. 3 things ... first realizing it was them I was tapping or humming along with... second their videos and The Scientist just awesome.. and third seeing them perform semi-live. 
On Dish TV there's a station called Ovation .... they play this show "Later ... with Jools Holland", their tag, 5 bands 1 stage ... and many times it just works on many levels.. Coldplay seems to be one of those bands that's on more often, and one of my favorites is watching the drummer doing Viva La Vida... sometimes I think "more cowbell" watching that drummer..

Check it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tiq8-vOMr9k&fmt=18

{#Sleep}

Boo.
9-> 10
 QueenLucia wrote:
whine whine whine WHINE whine
 
People who live in glass houses . . .

Need to play this more often, it's just outstanding.
Love their energy live - get's the whole place jumping and singing.
Blow it out your ass Martin.
the more I hear this, the more I like Aimee Man's rendition.
whine whine whine WHINE whine

I just don't get why these guys are so popular!

 SweTex wrote:

Music for bedwetters? {#Roflol}

 



yeah!!
 garthwb wrote:
I'll take my hat off to them, but I REALLY can't stand their music. A music critic described it as "music for bedwetters", I have to say I can't disagree... It'd be ok if they just put some cojones into the occasional song... UGH!
 
Music for bedwetters? {#Roflol}

 More_Cowbell wrote:
I wish they would go back to the start.  This was a great CD!
 
Exactly.


Love the Dar Williams lead in.  A great song by Coldplay!
I wish they would go back to the start.  This was a great CD!
Those who like , enjoy, those who dont mute, let those who do . enjoy~ the whole world is a critic , thank you RP.

no comment  -   7.
The one saving grace of Coldplay, where everything just falls into its right place. Magnificent. :notworthy:
I think....9.
I'll take my hat off to them, but I REALLY can't stand their music. A music critic described it as "music for bedwetters", I have to say I can't disagree... It'd be ok if they just put some cojones into the occasional song... UGH!
What a bunch of haters.
Monkeysdad wrote:
This guy sounds like he has a perpetual cold.
If it was anyone else I'd say he had a nose full of Colombian... The howling at the end sounds like my dog when it wants to go out to the back yard.
Very nice to hear this again after a long time!
I really like this song, but "live" his voice isn't strong enough for my tastes to belt through a whole concert.
I give this an 8 and I know it's because I love the video. C'est la vie.
Lonestar wrote:
This song is worn thread-bare.
for sure!
Brilliance...
OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
This guy sounds like he has a perpetual cold.
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Oh, just what I want to hear. Thank you!
Love it. :yes: The tempo seems a little slow. Remix?
This is one of those songs that makes me more and more depressed, thanks for the free therapy RP.
Somebody help me out here...Coldplay wrote this song, and Aimee Mann covered it? I really prefer Aimee Mann's version, but this isn't too shabby. The howling Wolfman bit is a little cruel, doncha think?
I still mis some sort of 'feeling' with the "A rush of blood to the head" album. Definately prefer Parachutes and X&Y. Both got them on Vinyl and especially Parachutes is on my turntable a LOT!
Meh. Coldplay leave me cold.
This song absolutely slays me. Their highest point by a good margin.
PetriWessman wrote:
Don't generally care much for Coldplay, but this song is beautiful.
Agreed. But gadddddddd, that creaky falsetto makes my skin crawl, as usual. And it really goes off a cliff at the end ... joempie wrote:
ahoohooohoohoohooo....
:cool:
Nope. Not liking this at all. :no:
Viv515 wrote:
I often get songs playing in my head for several days or weeks at a time -- they are usually playing in my head when I wake up. I believe there must be a message in the song that my subconscious wants me to pay attention to. This is one of those songs.
very intuitive of ya Viv515, yea, go with it, i believe it to be so :pray: beautiful hauntin' song, love Coldplay, was playin' Parachutes all afternoon out in the garden, waterin' :umbrella:
This song is worn thread-bare.
Don't generally care much for Coldplay, but this song is beautiful.
So sad... this one hits home especially accurately. Nobody said it was easy It's such a shame for us to part Nobody said it was easy No one ever said it would be this hard Aww take me back to the start
I often get songs playing in my head for several days or weeks at a time -- they are usually playing in my head when I wake up. I believe there must be a message in the song that my subconscious wants me to pay attention to. This is one of those songs.
It must be the Somebody Please Slap me Sappy Hour. :frustrated:
joempie wrote:
ahoohooohoohoohooo.... please make this guy stop whining, now!
Yep I agree, if I never had to hear a Coldplay song again I'd be ok with that!
eisbaer_67 wrote:
... I'm walking backwards...
AAAAAHahaha, I loved that skit
evishounet wrote:
This song is cute, not as beautiful as PF but cute... I'm hypnotized I've never heard two great songs at the same time with my french radio... (Sorry my english is a little strange I'm a beginner !)
You're doing very well! I've graded papers written by 21-year-old, native English speakers that make you sound like Shakespeare! :mrgreen:
how romantic.
ahoohooohoohoohooo.... please make this guy stop whining, now!
This was the song that turned me onto Coldplay. Unfortunately, most every other song they play turns me off. Sad, I know, but that is the jist of it. Their name is appropriate because everytime they play it, it just leaves me cold.
Very thought provoking lyrics. Smooth vocals & instruments complete this unique song.
God how I love this song (and the whole album)4 years passed, but another time the same situation and this song that fits me as a glow
Ahhhh, the sounds of a broken heart...
Mainstream radio overkill or not.....this one is a classic. Depressing, heartfelt and overwhelming to the emotions. In one word, beautiful.
... I'm walking backwards...
If I were depessed, this set would put me over the edge.
I'm not a huge Coldplay fan, but this is a *great* song
Definitely not my kind of set...I think I'll check back after I find a happy pill or two...
ginger wrote:
Okay, I'm totally out of the hollywood/rock star gossip loop, so I don't know anything about this lead singer as a person, but his voice makes me want to strip naked and find him NOW! https://www.radioparadise.com/modules/Forums/images/smiles/icon_heartkiss.gif
Ummmm I think he's at my place. You should get over here quick naked Ginger. LOL :hug:
Another sad love song. Cheer up Bill! It will be okay!
I've heard this song a million times, and I still enjoy it. CP never seems to get too old for me.
sully3 wrote:
Obviously you do not know what good music is as this song is amazing! :rolleyes:
Good gracious...that's the kind of comment that makes people look more ignorant than they really are... I gave this song a 10 myself, but if somone hates this song and posts accordingly, let him/her do it! They have a right, and as long as they don't insult you personally, let it go! Geez!
Coldplay has got to be the all time winner of the Whiniest Band award. Higher octave "A-oooooo"-ing does not make it any better; a dull backup drags this number down even farther. A talented singer would make a big diff here.
:sunny.gif:
yeah, great band! It just sounds terrtible, especially his voice...
sully3 wrote:
Obviously you do not know what good music is as this song is amazing! :rolleyes:
Yeah. And to all of those complaining about hearing a song on commercial radio too often, get over it. This the first time I hear this song, and although this isn't a godlike one, I'm glad RP won't refrain from playing a song just because people listen to commercial radio.
This song is cute, not as beautiful as PF but cute... I'm hypnotized I've never heard two great songs at the same time with my french radio... (Sorry my english is a little strange I'm a beginner !)
Okay, I'm totally out of the hollywood/rock star gossip loop, so I don't know anything about this lead singer as a person, but his voice makes me want to strip naked and find him NOW! https://www.radioparadise.com/modules/Forums/images/smiles/icon_heartkiss.gif
Danny_G wrote:
Yeah !! Bill is a great DJ !! RP rules !!!! :goodvibes:
As if I wasn't moved enough by PF, Bill follows up with this song. :cry: :clap:
Like a runner, you don't come to complete stop after a marathon, you step down slowly. CP is great right after PF. A gentle step back. A 9.
stevebeaver wrote:
Nice segue from Wish You Were Hear. Damn good programming RP!
Yeah !! Bill is a great DJ !! RP rules !!!! :goodvibes:
Nice segue from Wish You Were Here. Damn good programming RP!
Bill, Please!! No more of this radio fodder....!! I hear this song WAY too much these days. Maybe a deeper cut that we have\'nt heard yet? :frustrated: :cry: