The Scientist


   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'll set you apart
   Tell me your secrets and ask me your questions
Oh lets go back to the start
   Running in circles, coming in tails
Heads only science apart
Chorus 1
   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
Verse 2 - Same chords as first verse
I was just guessing at numbers and figures
Pulling the puzzles apart
Questions of science, science in progress
They must speak as loud as my heart
Tell me you love me, come back and hold me
I wanna rush to the start
Running in circles, chasing tails
Comin' in back as we are
Chorus 2
Same as first chorus, except last line is
"I'm going back to the start"
Then F-Bb-F-C sequence to the end with some oohing and aahing
over the top
Im 99.9% sure the chords are right, but some of the lyrics, especially
in the second verse might be a bit wrong. So correct them, if you can.
This song is stunning live, or at least it was at Glastonbury.

Bb C F
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skott (report comment to admin):
I think that the first chord (in every verse line) should be a Dm instead of F.
Supermego (report comment to admin):
I agree. Dm for the first F of every phrase replicates the voice leading in the song much better and is a simple yet powerful addition
nekuriite (report comment to admin):
 tip. I suggest playing this right after Bb: 113311. just one little strum.

Plus, it sounds better, if after F you play x33011 and/or x32011 . And i agree on Dm instead of C. ;)
cowboy x (report comment to admin):
Tried your chords and um, nope. Try this instead... Am, F, C and then drop the middle finger from the C (not sure what chord this is) and repeat these for the verses. For the chorus try F, C and then G for "take me back to the start..." The walk-up after the chorus goes C, F, C (with the dropped middle) THEN back to the Am, F, C for the verse. Try the capo on the fifth fret for it to have the same exact key as the song.. Got this from my keyboard player and sounds almost perfect!
Reddfin (report comment to admin):
Capo 3rd fret.  Verse BM7-G-D-Dsus2.  Chorus G-D-Dsus2-G-D-Sus2-A
njacobetti (report comment to admin):
Capo 3

-3 Semitones