Oct 24, 2015

Coldplay - The Scientist (Cover by The Tripsters)


We actually did Lady Gaga Medley before this one, although I uploaded this one first. It's because in this cover, The Scientist by Coldplay, we introduced ourselves. And also, with this sequence, I can include this video into the black screen at the end of the Lady Gaga Medley, where I included the bloopers.

My first encounter with this song was at Sunrise Bistro & Bar, when we invited Second Sunrise (another 3 piece band we know) up the stage to perform a few songs, and The Scientist was one of them. Then I think Gary was like "hey, let's do this song, I've always been wanting to do this one".

It's not a famous one (at least I didn't know the song), but I think Coldplay's songs are relatively listenable. They sometimes can be lullabies though.

I like the final "ah oooooh" part with harmony.



Come up to meet you, tell you I'm sorry
You don't know how lovely you are

I had to find you
Tell you I need you
Tell you I set you apart

Tell me your secrets
And ask me your questions
Oh, let's go back to the start

Running in circles
Coming up tails
Heads on a science apart

Nobody said it was easy
It's such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be this hard

Oh, take me back to the start

I was just guessing
At numbers and figures
Pulling the puzzles apart

Questions of science
Science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart

Tell me you love me
Come back and haunt me
Oh, and I rush to the start

Running in circles
Chasing our tails
Coming back as we are

Nobody said it was easy
Oh, it's such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be so hard

I'm going back to the start

Javin Tham, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSSBB Musician | Engineer | YouTube Coverist

Lady Gaga Medley (Cover by The Tripsters)


It's our very first time recording covers as a band (The Tripsters).

We met on a Saturday for recording prior to performing at Sunrise Bistro & Bar.

There's no change in the venue, it's always the Temasek Hall band room, but as there are 3 of us this time round, we changed the backdrop because we found it more spacious in front of the cupboard. It was a bad idea, however, when it comes to video editing, the color is just not right, because the color of the cupboard is close to skin color.

Our intention to perform and record this Lady Gaga Medley is inspired by Sam Tsui's version of it.

The medley is made up of Bad Romance, Just Dance, LoveGame, Poker Face and Paparazzi.

I don't always include bloopers. The first one that I did was for We Are Young (Cover by THreshold). And I did for this one, including Hannah behind the camera, saying that she needed to sneeze, sounded like she held for very long because the recording was still on-going.

Enjoy! And more to come!



Rah rah ah-ah-ah!
Ro mah ro-mah-mah
Gaga oh-la-la!
Want your bad romance

Rah rah ah-ah-ah!
Ro mah ro-mah-mah
Gaga ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance

I've had a little bit too much, oh-oh-oh-oh
All of the people start to rush, start to rush by
How does he twist the dance? Can't find a drink, oh man
Where are my keys? I lost my phone, lost my phone, now

What's going on on the floor?
I love this record baby but I can't see straight anymore
Keep it cool, what's the name of this club?
I can't remember but it's alright, a-alright

I want your love and
I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance
(Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!)
I want your love and
All your lovers revenge
You and me could write a bad romance
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh! Oh-oh-oh-oooh!

Just dance, gonna be okay, da da doo-doo-mmm
Just dance, spin that record babe, da da doo-doo-mmm
Just dance, gonna be okay, d-d-d-dance
Dance, dance, just, j-j-just

Let's play a love game,
Play a love game
Do you want love or you want fame?
Are you in the game?
Doin' the love game

Let's play a love game,
Play a love game
Do you want love or you want fame?
Are you in the game?
Doin' the love game

I wanna hold 'em like they do in Texas, please
Fold 'em, let 'em, hit me, raise it, baby, stay with me
It's magical
We'd be so fantastical

Love game intuition play the cards with Spades to start
And after you've been hooked I'll play the one that's on his heart
It don't have a price
Ready for those flashing lights
Cause you know that baby I

I'm your biggest fan
I'll follow you until you love me
Papa-paparazzi
Baby there's no other superstar
You know you

Can't read my, can't read my
No you can't read my poker face
I'm gotta love nobody

Can't read my, can't read my
No you can't read my
Promise I'll be kind
But I won't stop until I call you mine

Rah rah ah-ah-ah!
Ro mah ro-mah-mah
Gaga oh-la-la!
Want your bad romance

Javin Tham, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSSBB Musician | Engineer | YouTube Coverist