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

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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 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

And we saw oh 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


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Laura
Laura

Awwww, Screaming Infidelities!  That takes me back a decade...

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