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Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall
Coldplay Lyrics


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I turn the music up, I got my records on
I shut the world outside until the lights come on
Maybe the streets alight, maybe the trees are gone
I feel my heart start beating to my favourite song

And all the kids they dance, all the kids all night
Until Monday morning feels another life
I turn the music up
I'm on a roll this time
And heaven is in sight

I turn the music up, I got my records on
From underneath the rubble sing a rebel song
Don't want to see another generation drop
I'd rather be a comma than a full stop

Maybe I'm in the black, maybe I'm on my knees
Maybe I'm in the gap between the two trapezes
But my heart is beating and my pulses start
Cathedrals in my heart

As we saw ohh, this light I swear you, emerge blinking into
To tell me it's alright
As we soar walls, every siren is a symphony
And every tear's a waterfall
Is a waterfall
Oh
Is a waterfall
Oh-oh-oh
Is a is a waterfall
Every tear
Is a waterfall
Oh-oh-oh

So you can hurt, hurt me bad
But still I'll raise the flag

Oh
It was a wa-wa wa-wa wa-aterfall
A wa-wa wa-wa wa-aterfall

Every tear
Every tear
Every teardrop is a waterfall

Every tear
Every tear
Every teardrop is a waterfall

Every tear
Every tear
Every teardrop is a waterfall

Overall Meaning

"Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" by Coldplay is a song about how music can provide a sense of escape and liberation. The opening line tells us that the singer is turning up the volume on their music and shutting out the world, immersing themselves in the rhythm of their favorite song. The lyrics suggest that this music is not just a source of entertainment or background noise but a way to feel truly alive. The kids in the street dance all night, and the singer feels like "heaven is in sight."


The song briefly takes on a more political tone when the lyrics mention "another generation drop." The statement projects the message of hope: the singer hopes things will improve for future generations. The reference to being "a comma than a full stop" echoes the sentiment conveyed in that statement. The singer prefers to see themselves as a stepping stone, someone who continues to move forward and push for change instead of coming to a stop.


The song's chorus declares that every tear is a waterfall. Every time someone cries, it's because of something they're passionate about, something that means something to them. The lyrics suggest that tears are evidence of the beauty and intensity of human emotion.


Line by Line Meaning

I turn the music up, I got my records on
I drown out the distractions of the world with music.


I shut the world outside until the lights come on
I ignore everything else but the music until it becomes everything in my world.


Maybe the streets alight, maybe the trees are gone
I don't notice things outside of my own personal world, music, and emotions.


I feel my heart start beating to my favourite song
My emotional state connects itself strongly with music.


And all the kids they dance, all the kids all night
Other people also feel and express their emotions through music.


Until Monday morning feels another life
Music allows people to escape the mundanity of their daily lives.


I'm on a roll this time, And heaven is in sight
The feeling of being absorbed in music is like being in a euphoric state.


From underneath the rubble sing a rebel song
Even in hardship, music allows people to connect and voice their emotions.


Don't want to see another generation drop
Music is a powerful tool to bring people together and prevent violence and negativity.


I'd rather be a comma than a full stop
I prefer to keep going with the flow of life rather than coming to a complete halt.


Maybe I'm in the black, maybe I'm on my knees
I could be in a dark period, but music helps keep me going.


Maybe I'm in the gap between the two trapezes
I'm in an unstable place, but only focusing on music helps me continue.


But my heart is beating and my pulses start, Cathedrals in my heart
Music is an emotionally powerful experience for me and touches me deeply.


As we saw ohh, this light I swear you, emerge blinking into To tell me it's alright
Music can provide a sense of hope and positivity in difficult times.


As we soar walls, every siren is a symphony, And every tear's a waterfall
Music can take harsh and difficult moments and turn them into an emotional experience that's equally beautiful.


Every tear Is a waterfall
Emotions are powerful and beautiful, much like the flow of a waterfall.


So you can hurt, hurt me bad But still I'll raise the flag
Even in hard times, I won't give up on life and will continue to push through.


It was a wa-wa wa-wa wa-aterfall
Emotions can be like a waterfall, constantly flowing and powerful.


Every tear, Every tear, Every teardrop is a waterfall
All emotions, even sadness, are valuable and powerful in their own way.




Lyrics ยฉ Peermusic Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Adrienne Anderson, Alex Christensen, Brian Eno, Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Hayo Panarinfo, Helmut Hoinkis, Ingo Hauss, Jonny Buckland, Peter Allen, Will Champion

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I turn the music up, I got my records on
I shut the world outside until the lights come on
Maybe the streets alight, maybe the trees are gone
I feel my heart stop beating to my favorite song

And all the kids they dance, all the kids all night
Until Monday morning feels another life
I turn the music up
I'm on a roll this time
And heaven is in sight

I turn the music up, I got my records on
From underneath the rubble sing a rebel song
Don't want to see another generation drop
I'd rather be a comma than a full stop

Maybe I'm in the black, maybe I'm on my knees
Maybe I'm in the gap between the two trapezes
But my heart is beating and my pulses start
Cathedrals in my heart

As we saw oh this light I swear you'll,
Emerge blinking into to tell me it's alright
As we soar walls, every siren is a symphony
And every tear's a waterfall
Is a waterfall
Ah
Is a waterfall
Ah ah ah
Is a is a waterfall
Every tear
Is a waterfall
Ah ah ah

So you can hurt, hurt me bad
But still I'll raise the flag

It was a wa wa wa wa wa-terfall
A wa wa wa wa wa-terfall

Every tear
Every tear
Every teardrop is a waterfall

Every tear
Every tear
Every teardrop is a waterfall

Every tear
Every tear
Every teardrop is a waterfall

Every tear
Every tear
Every teardrop is a waterfall

Every tear
Every tear
Every teardrop is a waterfall



All comments from YouTube:

@gabrixlb

Coldplay is not a band, it's a feeling

@AtticTapes14

An experience

@NixDarkLord

True, they make me feel like flying free

@mmmi00

A feeling I can't seem to shake

@jaimejino1807

This is so accurate!!

@pwj86772

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@brainheartofficial

People hearing this song in 2024, you are Legendary!!!

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