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Spring 2011 I took Developmental Psychology at The University of Akron. In this we learned about the brains development from conception to death. While focusing on old age we watched a video called Young @ Heart about this chorus of elders over the age of 80. 
Widdows, couples, best friends, some living in nursing homes, some living alone, some in great health, some battling cancer. They would perform shows, where some were given solos or duets. The part that stuck out most in my head was these two old men who were best friends were given the song Fix You by Coldplay. The older of the two — let’s call him Matt ;P — was in really bad health and his family was worried about the commitment he was making while the younger one —- his name was Joe  (I only remember that because I was dating a guy named Joe at the time and the one in the movie reminded me of what my boyfriend was going to be at age 82.) —- he was full of energy and lived on his own. Well a few months before the show Joe found out that his leukemia, that he was fighting for years, came back. He got treatment and bounced right back while Matt was in and out of the hospital. Well, a few weeks before the show, Joe ended up having complications and passed. They thought about taking that song out of the show because the director didn’t want to put that much work on Matt, who was still having health problems. Matt ended up performing the song, dedicating it to his best friend, of course. He didn’t have the greatest voice and he forgot a few lines of the song, but it was the most beautiful thing I ever saw. 
I will never forget that. I don’t remember much from that class (sorry - I smoke pot) —- but I will never forget that feeling I got when I watched this old man sing to his deceased best friend. He wasn’t in great health and he probably thought he would be one of the first to go in this group. He did not let his best friend down, he got on stage in wheelchair and an oxygen tank right next to him. It broke my heart. I think he ended up passing just a few weeks after the show. I know Joe was right there with him on stage, and I know Matt felt his presence. I mean how could he have not? 
"Fix You"
 
When you try your best, but you don’t succeedWhen you get what you want, but not what you needWhen you feel so tired, but you can’t sleepStuck in reverseAnd the tears come streaming down your faceWhen you lose something you can’t replaceWhen you love someone, but it goes to wasteCould it be worse?Lights will guide you homeAnd ignite your bonesAnd I will try to fix youAnd high up above or down belowWhen you’re too in love to let it goBut if you never try you’ll never knowJust what you’re worthLights will guide you homeAnd ignite your bonesAnd I will try to fix youTears stream down on your faceWhen you lose something you cannot replaceTears stream down on your faceAnd I…Tears stream down on your faceI promise you I will learn from my mistakesTears stream down on your faceAnd I…Lights will guide you homeAnd ignite your bonesAnd I will try to fix you

Spring 2011 I took Developmental Psychology at The University of Akron. In this we learned about the brains development from conception to death. While focusing on old age we watched a video called Young @ Heart about this chorus of elders over the age of 80.

Widdows, couples, best friends, some living in nursing homes, some living alone, some in great health, some battling cancer. They would perform shows, where some were given solos or duets. The part that stuck out most in my head was these two old men who were best friends were given the song Fix You by Coldplay. The older of the two — let’s call him Matt ;P — was in really bad health and his family was worried about the commitment he was making while the younger one —- his name was Joe  (I only remember that because I was dating a guy named Joe at the time and the one in the movie reminded me of what my boyfriend was going to be at age 82.) —- he was full of energy and lived on his own. Well a few months before the show Joe found out that his leukemia, that he was fighting for years, came back. He got treatment and bounced right back while Matt was in and out of the hospital. Well, a few weeks before the show, Joe ended up having complications and passed. They thought about taking that song out of the show because the director didn’t want to put that much work on Matt, who was still having health problems. Matt ended up performing the song, dedicating it to his best friend, of course. He didn’t have the greatest voice and he forgot a few lines of the song, but it was the most beautiful thing I ever saw. 

I will never forget that. I don’t remember much from that class (sorry - I smoke pot) —- but I will never forget that feeling I got when I watched this old man sing to his deceased best friend. He wasn’t in great health and he probably thought he would be one of the first to go in this group. He did not let his best friend down, he got on stage in wheelchair and an oxygen tank right next to him. It broke my heart. I think he ended up passing just a few weeks after the show. I know Joe was right there with him on stage, and I know Matt felt his presence. I mean how could he have not? 

"Fix You"

When you try your best, but you don’t succeed
When you get what you want, but not what you need
When you feel so tired, but you can’t sleep
Stuck in reverse

And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can’t replace
When you love someone, but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

And high up above or down below
When you’re too in love to let it go
But if you never try you’ll never know
Just what you’re worth

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Tears stream down on your face
When you lose something you cannot replace
Tears stream down on your face
And I…

Tears stream down on your face
I promise you I will learn from my mistakes
Tears stream down on your face
And I…

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

(Source: alfalfa-u)

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    The ONLY Coldplay song I like. Plus the movie I saw today strongly reminded me of the song.
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