Fix You is a song by British alternative rock band Coldplay from their third album X&Y. With all the members writing the track, one can’t help but be amazed at how great this band really is.
The song begins in a hushed up electronic organ music accompanied by lead singer Chris Martin’s smooth voice. Combined with heartfelt lyrics, the song is reminiscent of a comforting lullaby that is both sad yet comforting. It slowly gains momentum and by the refrain part, you could almost feel your heart beating along with it.
Martin maintains a soft and whispering voice all throughout the ballad except for the refrain. The lyrics are carefully and tenderly sung that one can’t help but listen closely and be swept away by the emotions.
The message of the song is clear: it’s about bringing comfort to a grief-stricken soul. It’s so optimistic yet so sullen at the same time. Fix You can well be a song worthy of becoming on your Last Song Syndrome List not only because it’s an actual good song but it’s a meaningful one at that.
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you
Lyrics like this do not come very often, where cheese is forgiven so long as it is sincere and not sickening. Coldplay has proven time and again that they are not only a good band but an intelligent one too. The words and the music were well thought of and give audiences the chills just by listening to it. People definitely agreed as the song successfully rose in the charts right after its 2005 debut. Peaking at #4 in the UK Billboard Charts in 2005, it has become a staple in the music charts worldwide.
Coldplay’s Fix Me is a soothing and emotional track that has that enduring character making it the perfect comfort song during one of those hopeless days.