Hurting from the split of Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow? These 10 lyrical passages will offer glimmers of hope.
On Tuesday (Mar. 25), Coldplay's Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow shocked the world by announcing their split after a decade of marriage. "We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us," the couple wrote, "and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate."
It's obviously sad news for the power couple, who share two young children together. But the tone they struck in their announcement was one of optimism, adding that in "many ways we are closer than we have ever been." The theme of surviving heartache and uncertainty to become a stronger person is one that is touched upon in several Coldplay songs, as Martin's words have often inspired hope in the face of personal sorrow.
Here are the top 10 Coldplay lyrics about picking up the pieces and moving on with compassion -- now more appropriate than ever, considering Martin and Paltrow's separation. Which of these lyrics is your favorite?
"Give me strength, reserve, control
Give me heart and give me soul
Wounds that heal and cracks that fix
Oh love, tell me your own politik."
"Just because I'm hurting
Doesn't mean I'm hurt
Doesn't mean I didn't get
What I deserved
No better and no worse."
"Every Teardrop is a Waterfall"
"So you can hurt, hurt me bad
But still I'll raise the flag."
"God Put A Smile On Your Face"
"Where do we go, nobody knows
Don't ever say you're on your way down when
God gave you style and gave you grace
And put a smile upon your face."
"Everything's Not Lost"
"When you thought that it was over
You could feel it all around
And everybody's out to get you
Don't you let it drag you down."
"Ooh, that's right
Let's take a break, jump over the side
Ooh, that's right
How can you know it if you don't even try?"
"You see the world in black and white
No color or light
You think you'll never get it right
But you're wrong, you might."
"Lovers In Japan"
"Keeping my head down
To see what it feels like now
But I have no doubt
One day we're gonna get out."
"Up With The Birds"
"A simple plot
But I know one day
Good things are coming our way."
"Did I drive you away
I know what you'll say
You'll say, 'Oh, sing one we know,'
But I promise you this
I'll always look out for you
That's what I'll do."