February 4, 2013 - submitted by Grace, Australia

Q. Hi beautiful Oracle,
I was wondering is this the original version of The Scientist, that Chris took a month of to practice backwards?
Thank-you almighty Oracle Xx


The Oracle replies:

No, Grace. The person that posted that is being sarcastic (a sense of humour regular readers of The Oracle will recognize).
What you hear is simply The Scientist reversed. The video was shot forwards but then reversed.
This is a version of the original video matched with the song in reverse thus showing that Chris did indeed sing it backwards in the original filming.
It did take him about a month to learn but there were a few (backwards) lyrics written on boards in case he needed them for reference.