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The Scientist  Coldplay

Coldplay - The Scientist.
From "A Rush of Blood To The Head"
Intro - F-Bb-F-C x2
Verse 1
[F] Come up to m[Bb]eet you, tell you I'm s[F]orry
You don't know how l[C]ovely you are
[F] I had to f[Bb]ind you, tell you I n[F]eed you
Tell you I'll s[C]et you apart
[F] Tell me your se[Bb]crets and ask me your q[F]uestions
Oh lets go b[C]ack to the start
[F] Running in c[Bb]ircles, coming in t[F]ails
Heads only sc[C]ience apart
Chorus 1
[Bb] Nobody said it was easy[F]
It's such a sh[C]ame for us to part
[Bb] Nobody said it was easy[F]
No-one ever s[C]aid it would be this hard
Oh take me back to the sta[F]rt
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.

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njacobetti (report)

Capo 3
-3 Semitones

Reddfin (report)

Capo 3rd fret. Verse BM7-G-D-Dsus2. Chorus G-D-Dsus2-G-D-Sus2-A

cowboy x (report)

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!

nekuriite (report)

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. ;)

Supermego (report)

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

skott (report)

I think that the first chord (in every verse line) should be a Dm instead of F.