Byon March 28, 2014
Fans of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and his actress wife of more than 10 years, Gwyneth Patrow, are still reeling after their shocking split.
Here’s 5 tracks the British singer-songwriter penned during their relationship that were inspired by Gwyneth.
Chris wrote the Coldplay hit Fix You for Gwyneth to comfort her after her father, Bruce Paltrow, died in 2002. ‘‘I weep every time I hear it,’’ Gwyneth’s mother, Blythe Danner, says. The couple met backstage at one of his concert in the weeks after Gwyneth’s father died and Fix You’s lyrics are about the loss she felt after her father’s death.
Swallowed in The Sea
Chris also wrote Swallowed in The Sea for his wife after her father’s death. It was featured on Coldplay’s 2005 album X&Y. ‘‘It’s so hard for me to listen to some of those songs. I can’t listen to Swallowed in The Sea without crying,’’ Gwyneth previously said in an interview with British TV and radio presenter Jonathan Ross. “I’m amazed he stuck with me, because I was a wreck.’’
Chris wrote the track Moses for Gwyneth before they got hitched in December 2003. The couple’s seven-year-old son, Moses Martin, is named after the song.
Their breakup song? Fans reckon Coldplay’s new song, Magic, is Chris’ love letter to Gwyneth. The Coldplay singer sings about being “broken in two” by his love.
Coldplay’s upcoming sixth album, Ghost Stories, is clearly a breakup album, those in the know say. The broken heart-shaped angel wings on the cover says it all! In Another’s Arms he sings about him missing his lady love and how empty anyone else’s arms will be.