Willie Nelson - The Scientist (Coldplay cover)
Day 1 - Favourite Song
Fix You by Coldplay
A lot of people think I’m weird for liking Coldplay. I don’t care how mainstream they are. I don’t care how their sound is. I like it.
This song, especially it’s lyrics, are perfectly amazing and absolutely beautiful.
When you try your best but you don’t succeed
When you get what you want but not what you need
When you feel so tired but you can’t sleep
Stuck in reverse
And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can’t replace
When you love someone but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you
The lyrics, especially the bolded ones, are wonderful for me. I love how purely inspirational this song is; conveying a message that, while things may be bad, and getting worse, there’s something out there to look forward to, and there’s someone out there who will always be there to help you, in spite of everything.
I listen to this song whenever I’m feeling gloomy. It’s so quiet at the beginning, very churchlike and soothing, and slowly, slowly it builds. All you hear is Chris Martin’s voice, and it’s just so perfect. When it reaches the ‘guitar solo’, where, in the video, he goes from his languid walking to an all out run to the stage, and it builds up in tempo, it’s almost a feeling that, from the gutters, someone’s grabbed your hand, and takes you with them high into the air, soaring over all your problems, even if for a little while.
I especially associate this song with a place - camping, three years ago, in the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. I was with my family, I was having the most relaxing time possible, and everything was right.
This song gives a warm feeling - a feeling of comfort, a feeling of beauty, a feeling of reassurance, and a feeling of happiness.
That’s why this song will probably be my all time favourite.