In the Coldplay song The Scientist, there are some idioms that I'd like to know the meaning of.
The first one is in the following stanza:
I had to find you
Tell you I need you
Tell you I set you apart
What does the phrase "to set apart" mean in this case? My hypothesis is that the singer says he wants to find a special for the lady in his heart. Am I correct?
The second idiom is in the following stanza:
Running in circles
Coming up tails
Heads on a science apart
I assume that "come up tails" usually means to definitively decide the way. But I can't put this phrase into the context of the song.
I always like to know the meaning of the songs so that I could remember the phrases every time I listen to them. Thanks.