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Coldplay – The Scientist Lyrics 10 years ago
This song IS about a girl who he loved that died. He did nothing wrong to end the relationships with this person. The reason he is in anguish is because of what he did NOT do with his love while she was there.

"I was just guessing, numbers and figures, pulling your puzzles apart"

He WAS the scientist. Instead of expressing truthfully all that he felt in his heart, he kept asking questions of science. Now, he wishes he could go back to the beginning and say that you are so much more than a science and something that numbers can describe. He wants to "set her apart" from all of this. Stop running in circles and get somewhere.

Chris Martin puts it so beautifully. He cannot have her back, and so, in his mind at least, he goes back to the start.

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