''That’s just about girls. It’s weird that whatever else is on your mind, whether it’s the downfall of global economics or terrible environmental troubles, the thing that always gets you most is when you fancy someone.'' - Chris Martin
''I was sitting at this battered old piano that was completely out of tune and I'd just heard ''All Things Must Pass'' by George Harrison and heard this song called ''Isn't It Pity'' with this circular chord sequence. I felt I would like a chord sequence that went around and around, and where you don't know where it begins or ends. And this chord sequence just arrived and I thought it was really lovely. And then the whole song just came out and so we recorded it then and there, and the piano and vocal was from the day it was written. That's it! And the best moment of the entire record for me was when came back three weeks later when we came back to this song, I just heard through a wall this riff and that's what he does at the end, and that's my favourite bit on the record. That was a great moment because it was brilliant.'' - Chris Martin
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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