November 29, 2012 - submitted by Victoria , United Kingdom

Q. Dear Oracle,

I've always wondered this: On the album X&Y, the lyric for Fix You reads "When you're too in love to let it go," yet every time I've heard Chris sing it live (I've seen them 5 times in concert) he says "...to let it show" instead. Is there a reason he does this? Does he actually prefer the word show to go? I know this is nit-picky, but I've always been curious. Thank you! I hope you answer this!


The Oracle replies:

It's not a word preference but it is a lyric preference - he wouldn't do it otherwise. Once something is recorded you can't go back and change it but playing live gives the opportunity to make changes musically & lyrically.