"A Rush of Blood to the Head" is the penultimate song on Coldplay's sophomore studio album of the same name. According to Martin, much of the album deals with the urgency he felt toward life after the September 11 attacks. Speaking to MTV
in 2002, he said: "I've realized that time is not infinite, and all my friends aren't going to be around forever and maybe I'm only going to get to do certain things once. My grandfather always used to tell me to do things right now because whatever you have, it's not gonna last forever."