The Scientist — Coldplay

Charles Cowling



This was played last week at the funeral of Andy Bowes of Barrow-in-Furness. He died aged 37 after an accident at work, leaving a wife and three children. 

Andy’s sister said this about him:

You wanted to go everywhere with me, which became a pain when I got older. I remember looking in the mirror once and saying ‘I’m going on a diet’, and he said ‘can I come?’ When I left home, he was still my little shadow. What I would give for you to walk through my door right now and shout ‘all right, sis’.

Full report in the North West Evening Mail here


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, lets 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 the puzzles apart

Questions of science
Science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart

Tell me you love me
Come back and haunt me
Oh, and I rush to the start

Running in circles
Chasing our 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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A brilliant song, certainly has that X factor.