'Every Teardrop is a Waterfall': New Coldplay single or forgotten Dashboard Confessional B-side?


Coldplay announced today via their website that they will be streaming a new single on their website this Friday, called -- wait for it -- "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall." Naturally, this announcement has been met with more than a few stifled giggles across the blogosphere, mostly because the title sounds like it should have been a hidden track on a Dashboard Confessional album circa 2001.


To make sure we weren't imagining things, we dug up our ol' turn-of-the-century emo CDs to see how "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall" might fit in. Turns out: pretty well. Remember the Dashboard song "The Sharp Hint of New Tears"?

Coldplay also posted the lyrics to their new track, which they plan to debut as the make their way around the summer festival circuit. We obviously haven't heard it yet, but we assume the melody is some kind of perfect marriage of Coldplay's "Yellow" and Dashboard's "Screaming Infidelities." Who knows. It might be really good, right? After all, he rhymes "knees" with "trapezes"!

For your perusal:

I turn the music up, I got my records onI shut the world outside until the lights come onMaybe the streets alight, maybe the trees are goneI feel my heart start beating to my favourite songAnd all the kids they dance, all the kids all nightUntil Monday morning feels another lifeI turn the music upI'm on a roll this timeAnd heaven is in sightI turn the music up, I got my records onFrom underneath the rubble sing a rebel songDon't want to see another generation dropI'd rather be a comma than a full stopMaybe I'm in the black, maybe I'm on my kneesMaybe I'm in the gap between the two trapezesBut my heart is beating and my pulses startCathedrals in my heartAnd we saw oh this light I swear you, emerge blinking intoTo tell me it's alrightAs we soar walls, every siren is a symphonyAnd every tear's a waterfallIs a waterfallOhIs a waterfallOh oh ohIs a is a waterfallEvery tearIs a waterfallOh oh ohSo you can hurt, hurt me badBut still I'll raise the flagOhIt was a wa wa wa wa wa-aterfallA wa wa wa wa wa-aterfallEvery tearEvery tearEvery teardrop is a waterfall Every tearEvery tearEvery teardrop is a waterfall