Fix You: A weird pump up song. No?

Okay, so this is going to seem a little weird, but any time I’m having a particularly hard work out or running session I switch on “Fix You” by Cold Play. I don’t know what it is, but as soon as it starts I get a jolt of energy and I can dig a little deeper.

With the following lyrics, it is a bit of a weird pump up song (I’ll admit):

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

Several years ago when I was going through school in Halifax I volunteered at the Olympic Torch Run kick-off. It was a really cool event to attend (and volunteer at); it got everyone excited for the Vancouver Olympics. Kind of neat because it was a Coca-Cola event and I ended up working on the Coca-Cola account leading up to the Olympics and even got a taste of it! Any way, that’s totally off-topic. At the event, they dimmed the lights and a video came over the jumbo screen. It was Coldplays “Fix You” and a montage of Olympic highlights. At the time, I was still running (not as much as I once had) but I felt completely overwhelmed with pride for these athletes. I still get goosebumps.

I can’t find the original video, but I found this one.  What’s your weird pump up song?

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