I figured I’d do this song as it’s title is appropriate for the time of the year – no of course that I’m trying to depress anyone with the thought that summer’s over and that you’ll be slaving away for the next 3 months in your bedroom or the library (if you’re in post-secondary that is…high school you can pretty much screw off and get straight C+s and maybe the odd B just enough to get the pre-requisites for further education).
The Scientist has one of the most beautiful piano parts to it and emenates a feel-good, reflective, and a bit sad of a vibe all in one – in general it’s just full of emotion without the overwhelming loudness or dramatic Taylor Swift-like lyrics. Reportedly it’s another song just about a girl; lead singer Chris Martin says: “it’s the thing that gets you most, when you fancy someone.”1 Personally, I relate the song to my struggles in school (the song’s title might be making me a little biased!) I feel like in the reflection of his failed relationship, the singer is wishing he would’ve been kinder and less cold towards his partner when they fought; he didn’t want to show his emotions and now is feeling the full force of them. Just like the singer, I am reflecting on all the times I could’ve made better choices, been more honest with myself and, overall, done things differently so my grades would be higher.
Nobody said [school] was easy
Oh, it’s such a shame for us to part
Nobody said school was easy
No one ever said it would be so hard
I’m going back to the start
This last few lines that ends the song summarizes my general feeling towards school and how I am approaching my 3rd year’s first semester, matter-of-fact and in a theme of “moving on” and having a blank slate.