Running in circles, coming up tails
Heads on a science apart

from Coldplay – The Scientist Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Martin and this girl have been stuck in the same place relationship-wise, doing the same things and drawing the same conclusions. This always come up short (tails) and it only starts the lack of communication again (heads). The heads or tails wordplay is a nice touch here.

The situation just keeps on getting replayed over and over again and each time, it’s still a problem. Heads on a science apart.. Him and her shouldn’t be together if you try to look at the relationship in a logical sense, just like scientists try to look at things in a logical manner.. their minds see things differently

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