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Is Coldplay Classic a God-Based Song?

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Shawn Akers

The song “Fix You” by British rock band Coldplay was written more than 17 years ago, but its emotional lyrics continues to make an impact on culture and society today.

The band made its seventh appearance on Saturday Night Live recently, and for their final performance on the show, they performed an emotional medley of their songs “Human Heart” from 2021 and “Fix You.”

“Fix You,” a song written by the entire band, was inspired by lead singer Chris Martin’s efforts to comfort then-wife Gwyneth Paltrow following the death of her father Bruce, today.com reported.

Some of the lyrics indicate that “Fix You” could be a Christian-based song: “Lights will guide you home, and ignite your bones, but I will try to fix you. … Tears stream down your face, when you lose something you cannot replace, tears stream down your face …”

PremierChristian.news reported that Martin was raised in an evangelical home, but has since distanced himself from Christianity, saying he is an “alltheist,” meaning he believes God “is in everyone and is everywhere.”

It has been reported that the Martin family attended the Belmont Chapel in Exeter, where Chris’ parents played a crucial role in the church.

During an interview in 2021 with Howard Stern, Martin said:

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“My God, for me is all things and all. God is everywhere and everyone and it’s also the unknowable, the vast majesty behind everything. And it’s just the point where you get to the place where you can’t think any further, that’s where I think God is. I don’t think that God is a man in the sky with a gray beard.”

Watch the video from Coldplay’s Saturday Night Live performance above. You decide whether or not God’s hand was in the writing of this classic tune. {eoa}

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Shawn A. Akers is the online editor at Charisma Media.

 


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