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Traumatic Brain Injury and Coldplay

Many great trial lawyers have used music to inspire them, as themes of their case, or even just to remind them what they’re fighting for.  Whenever I hear the song “Fix You” by Coldplay, I am always reminded of the struggle that my TBI clients go through every day.  Below are the lyrics to “Fix You” in bold, with my commentary on the side. When you try your best but you don’t succeed (The frustration of tbi) When you get what you want but not what you need (This always reminds me of the search many tbi patients make  for new things like different religions; almost like they’re trying to escape themselves; no matter what they achieve, they’re still stuck). When you feel so tired but you can’t sleep (the exhaustion and loss of sleep in tbi) Stuck in reverse (no matter how hard you work you feel like you keep going backwards) And the tears come streaming down your face (frustration) When you lose something you can’t replace (you can’t replace your life, who you are) When you love someone but it goes to waste (you may still love your spouse/loved ones, but you’re a different person so this love is wasted) Could it be worse? (Could it?) Lights will guide you home And ignite your bones And I will try to fix you And high up above or down below (like the up/down metaphor, no matter if things are good (up) or bad (down), there’s no way out) When you’re too in love to let it go (the only way out is death and you love your life) But if you never try you’ll never know (will you settle the case and be safe, or risk it and try it) Just what you’re worth (what will the jury say your life is worth?) Lights will guide you home And ignite your bones And I will try to fix you The Neuro Law Trial Group 39 Broadway, 19th Floor NY, NY 10004 P:  800-890-3090 F:  212-962-5619