Behind the song: Fix you-Coldplay

This song deals with true love, helping someone in your time of need, and learning from your mistakes.

Behind the song

It was written by Chris Martin for his wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, following the death of her father Bruce. He wrote it to help her get over her grief (sadness). Chris Martin had intended to use a church organ for the track but it was too difficult to have access to one. He decided to use an old keyboard that Bruce Paltrow had bought shortly before (just before) his death.

“My father-in-law Bruce Paltrow bought this big keyboard just before he died. No one had ever plugged it in. I plugged it in, and there was this incredible sound I’d never heard before. All these songs poured out from this one sound. Something has to inspire you, and something else takes over.” Chris Martin.

What followed was a track that Martin himself described as probably the most important song we’ve ever written”.

In times of trouble we can end up turning away help from friends and loved ones. Fix You reminds us that those same people want to be there for us. Not out of a sense of obligation or duty. But out of their love and care for us.

They may not be able to fix us but in times of trouble we should let them at least try.

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