Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow recently separated after 10 years of marriage, but it's clear that the former celeb couple still share a bond that can't be broken. Case in point: Despite their split, Chris isn't using his band's new album, Ghost Stories, available today, to bash his ex. Instead, the Coldplay songs are filled with declarations of his unwavering love for Gwyneth. Each track builds on the last, effectively writing an open letter of love and regret to the actress.
It's not shocking that the musician drew inspiration from his decade-long relationship. After all, Gwyneth has been the muse behind some of Coldplay's most popular hits — "Fix You," "Swallowed in the Sea," and "Moses" are all reportedly inspired by her. Chris also frequently dedicated "Yellow" to his leading lady in concert.
To celebrate the album's release, we're breaking down the five most touching lyrics that prove Chris will always love Gwyneth.
"You're always in my head. This, I guess, is to tell you're chosen out from the rest." (from "Always in My Head")
It's no secret that Chris instantly fell head over heels for Gwyneth: He's publicly called the star "the most beautiful woman in the world" and even proclaimed that marrying her was "like winning the lottery." In a song that is so reminiscent of the band's early hits, Chris once again announces how special the Goop star is to him.
"If you were to ask me after all that we've been through, 'Still believe in magic?' Yes, I do. Of course I do." (from "Magic")
In an album filled with broken-hearted confessions, this more up-beat track strikes a different chord: hope. Chris wants the world to know he still believes in love and doesn't regret his high-profile relationship.
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"Got a tattoo and the pain's alright. Just want a way of keeping you inside." (from "Ink")
The couple made their love permanent (literally) in 2008 when Chris and Gwyneth had each other's initials tattooed on themselves. Gwyneth sports a "C" on her left hip, while Chris has a "G" on his left bicep. Some former couples would be eager to remove the tattoos, but Chris's new lyrics indicate he'll keep the reminder of his former flame.
"You're a sky full of stars. Such a heavenly view. You're such a heavenly view." (from "A Sky Full of Stars")
Chris first sang about stars in his 2000 hit "Yellow." Despite popular belief, the song isn't actually about the Oscar winner (they didn't meet until 2002). Though there's no denying that this song is all about their relationship: He repeatedly says how beautiful she is, and he swears he'll try to win her back.
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"Fly on, ride through. Maybe one day I'll fly next to you." (from "O")
In a song that sounds most reminiscent of vintage Coldplay, Chris lets his wife go. But in his typical, utterly romantic fashion, he professes he hopes to be with her again one day.
In a world where celebrities tend to capitalize on airing their dirty laundry, it's refreshing to see Chris take the high road. The former pair's determination to maintain a healthy and loving relationship is totally admirable. (And Chris, if you're ready for a new muse, you can give us a call!)