The Scientist
Album: Glee: The Music, Season 4, Volume 1
Glee: The Music, The Complete Season Four
Released: October 1, 2012
By: Coldplay
Sung by: Blaine Anderson, Brittany Pierce, Emma Pillsbury, Finn Hudson, Kurt Hummel, Rachel Berry, Santana Lopez, and Will Schuester
Place: The April Rhodes Civic Pavilion
Episode: The Break-Up

The Scientist by Coldplay is featured in The Break-Up, the fourth episode of Season Four. It is sung by Blaine, Brittany, Emma, Finn, Kurt, Rachel, Santana, and Will. 

The performance begins in the auditorium after Finn and Rachel confront each other. Finn is the first to sing, followed in succession by Blaine, Santana, Kurt, Brittany, Will, Emma, and Rachel. Towards the end of the song, flashbacks appear: Finn and Rachel's first kiss in Showmance, Kurt and Blaine holding hands as they stroll through Dalton Academy in Never Been Kissed, and Santana and Brittany smiling in the episode Heart. The flashbacks conclude with Will and Emma kissing at the end of the episode Sectionals.

At the end of the song, the lights flash off and the camera zooms out, revealing that Finn has been singing the song by himself.



Come up to meet you
Tell you I'm sorry
You don't know how lovely you are

I had to find you
Tell you I need you
Tell you I set you apart

Tell me your secrets
And ask me your questions
Oh, let's go back to the start

Runnin' in circles
Comin' up tails
Heads on the science apart

Nobody said it was easy

Blaine and Finn:
It’s such a shame for us to part

Nobody said it was easy

Blaine and Finn:
No one ever said it would be this hard
Oh, take me back to the start

I was just guessing
At numbers and figures
Pulling the puzzles apart

Questions of science
Science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart

Emma and Will (Emma):
(But) tell me you love me
Come back and haunt me
Oh, when I rush to the start

Finn and Rachel (with the Group):
Runnin' in circles
Chasin' our tails
Comin' back as we are

(Nobody said it was easy)
Oh, it's such a shame for us to part
(Nobody said it was easy)
No one ever said it would be so hard

The Group (Rachel):
Aa-aa-ah (I'm goin' back to the start)

Nobody said it was easy
No, no, no, no (Yeah, oh woah)
Nobody said it was easy
No, no, no, no (Nobody said it was easy)
Nobody said it was easy
No, no, no, no (No, oh)

Rachel with the Group:
Nobody said it was easy


  • This song is similar in some ways to Fix You.
    • Both songs are originally by Coldplay.
    • Will sings in both of the songs.
    • Both songs are sung due to a sad thing that has occurred in their respective episodes. A fight between Will and Emma is included both times.
    • They both are the final songs of their episodes.
    • After both, Glee went into a hiatus of several weeks.
  • A photo of Emma singing this song can be seen in the episode Naked.
  • This is the second and last song both Finn and Emma sing in, the first being Like a Virgin in The Power of Madonna.


  • During the final full refrain of the song, when Rachel sings "Yeah...," Kurt is not moving his lips to sing 'No' like the rest of the group.



Coldplay - The Scientist04:26

Coldplay - The Scientist

GLEE - The Scientist (Full Performance) HD03:42

GLEE - The Scientist (Full Performance) HD

The Scientist Glee HD FULL STUDIO04:16

The Scientist Glee HD FULL STUDIO

Glee - Scientist (Acapella)03:16

Glee - Scientist (Acapella)


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