It’s nice to know even Chris Martin has bad days.

Just because I’m losing
Doesn’t mean I’m lost
Doesn’t mean I’ll stop
Doesn’t mean I’m in a cross

Just because I’m hurting
Doesn’t mean I’m hurt
Doesn’t mean I didn’t get what I deserve
No better and no worse

I just got lost
Every river that I’ve tried to cross
And every door I ever tried was locked
And I’m just waiting till the shine wears off…

You might be a big fish
In a little pond
Doesn’t mean you’ve won
‘Cause along may come
A bigger one

And you’ll be lost
Every river that you try to cross
Every gun you ever held went off
And I’m just waiting till the firing stops
And I’m just waiting till the shine wears off
-Coldplay, Lost
Viva La Vida

Yes, “Viva La Vida” wasn’t anything too spectacular, but I like this tune. In both it’s arranged and acoustic forms. It’s uplifting, in a spiritual-but-not-about-Jesus kind of way.

I get what he says with this song.

There’s always gonna be people to keep you down, people who judge you and people who can make you feel like you’re nothing–intentionally, or without even noticing. A simple message, a simple lesson, but it’s one that hurts a little bit to learn.

I trust that as the years go on, you feel less and less lost. At least, that’s what I’m holding out for.