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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, before lighting on Finn, revealing that he has been singing the song by himself. This is the final performance in this episode.



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

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

Nobody said it was easy,

Finn with Blaine:
No one ever said it would be this hard

Finn and Blaine:
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

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

Rachel with Finn (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):
(I'm goin' back to the start!) Nobody said it was easy,
No, no, (Yeah...) no, no,
(Oh woah!) Nobody said it was easy,
No, (Nobody said it was easy!) no, no, no,
Nobody said it was easy,
No, (No!) no, no, no,

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.


  • 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) (Official Music Video)03:40

GLEE - The Scientist (Full Performance) (Official Music Video)

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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