Coldplay: Fix You

I’ve been on a Coldplay kick lately. (yes, I have been taking a break from Muse)  My husband recommended a particular song, Fix You, which I hadn’t heard before. (I’ve only listened to the A Rush of Blood to the Head album)  So, I listened to it and he was right, it’s awesome. Not only because of the beautiful melodies, but because the lyrics really hit home with me. Like, in a major way.

I immediately thought of someone I once loved and admired, but lost.  Not lost in the form of death, though. Lost emotionally.  I really wanted to “fix” this person and I tried for a very long time to do so. I couldn’t.  It still hurts. The lyrics in this song could not represent my feelings more.

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

And high up above or down below
When you’re too in love to let it go
But if you never try you’ll never know
Just what you’re worth

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Tears stream down your face
When you lose something you cannot replace
Tears stream down your face
And I

Tears stream down your face
I promise you I will learn from my mistakes
Tears stream down your face
And I

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you