I want to start out by saying that this broke me down. Anytime a crowd sings ‘Fix You’ it’s waterfall city over here. Remember this?
That’s part time Stitched Up contributor and good friend of mine Mike Knittle’s grandfather. And if you search for “Coldplay proposal” you get like a million hits and every one is during ‘Fix You’.
It’s heartbreaking every time. But back to the proposal, I can’t helped but be flummoxed by the move, especially in 2016.
The song choice implies that there’s something wrong between the couple. That there’s something that needs fixing. Or the male is accusing the female of being a wretched wreck (see: female) and that he is going to fix her. Thing is she doesn’t think she needs fixing and believes the problem to be with both of them and not just her. I’m putting my money on them calling off the wedding because she keeps bringing up something that happened three years ago. A recent study by yours truly revealed that 40% of ‘Fix You’ proposals end in divorce, another 30% don’t make it to marriage, 15% end in murder/domestic violence, and exactly one (1) has ended in a “conscious uncoupling”.
Moral of the story is to propose during ‘Lovers in Japan’ (if they play it), or ‘Yellow’ if you’re slightly less unoriginal and slightly more hopeful than the man who proposes during ‘Fix You’.