Song Lyrics

Recently, The Chainsmokers released a song, “Something Just Like This”, with Coldplay. The lyrics in this song mention “Achilles and his gold” and “Hercules and his gifts”. Chris Martin, in these lyrics, is comparing himself to two different mythological heroes: Achilles and Hercules. Achilles was a hero in Greek mythology, one of the main protagonists in Homer’s Iliad. Achilles had a helmet and a shield made of gold and silver. These two things protected him when he fought the Trojans. Hercules, also mentioned in the song, was another hero who is/was known for his superhuman strength. His gifts are that he has a lot of power and he’s tougher than all mortals and most gods. In this song, Chris compares himself to these two heroes, as well as Spiderman and Batman, saying that he’s just an average man. He says that he’s not looking for anybody who’s perfect, but, instead, somebody who makes him feel more than an average human, somebody whom he can love and depend on.