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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
But I feel my heart start 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, Ooh

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 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
Is a waterfall
Every tear is a waterfall, ah

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

It was a wa-ah-ah-ah-aterfall
A wa-ah-ah-ah-aterfall

Oh, Oh

Every tear
Every tear
Every teardrop is a waterfall

Oh, Oh

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



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    Klyne KenJul 24, 2013 at 3:31 pm
    Every siren is a symphony.
    Every tear's a waterfall.
    Is a waterfall. So you can hurt.. hurt me bad but still I'll raise.... the flag...
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    UnregisteredMay 26, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    I think that the song is trying to represent a generation dying, and then when people cry about the people that have passed there teardrops form a waterfall.
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    blacktemplarJul 17, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    Hahaha, wake up sleeping people.

    The lyrics and video are about August 6 1945, the day the US government dropped the atom bomb on Hiroshima. The video opens with a Stonehenge symbol, then turns into a writing on the wall symbol for a nuke blast over a city, followed by the "black rain wall."

    The lyrics: "Until Monday morning feels another life"

    August 6 1945 was a MONDAY!!!

    You first see Chris in the video up against a pillar which has bee painted black around him to symbolize the Black Shadows left of people after the Hiroshima bomb blast. In fact the lyrics state, "maybe "I'm in the black, maybe I'm on my knees" to symbolize this: Actual black outlines left on walls from the force of the nuclear blast.

    Chris sings maybe he'll be a black shadow on a wall or on the sidewalk as happened to 70,000 people in 10 seconds after the blast set off or maybe he'd be whole but crippled "on his knees" like many people after the blast:

    The other lyrics "From underneath a rubble sing a rebel song
    Don't want to see another generation drop". what do you think that means? Not some fairy tale description as described above by other posters. The song/video is lamenting a possible nuclear attack and what we kids will go through to drown out the specter that is looming over us. That's why "every tear (we would shed) is a waterfall" meaning we would cry and cry and cry for the pain and sorrow.

    The lyrics,
    "I shut the world outside until the lights come on
    Maybe the streets alight, maybe the trees are gone" don't you get that it means the nuclear blast lit up the streets and blew all the trees away?

    Also lyrics
    "As we saw, oh, this light
    I swear you emerge blinking into
    To tell me it's alright" means the bright light of the blast scared him into imagining a close friend was there to say it was alright.

    Google "Hiroshima shadows" and "black rain wall" to see the actual black shadows of people's bodies left after the Hiroshima blast and where the Coldplay video maker got his ideas for the dripping paint lines on the wall that turn into the words and writings on the walls..

    Did you see the nuclear symbol in the video?

    Pass this information on to your friends the same way Coldplay passed this on to us.

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    gwopJun 28, 2011 at 4:50 pm
    To me this song is an ode to friendship/companionship and the comfort we feel from listening to music we share with each other. We may be distant but the sound of a record reminds us of that person that all of the sudden appears in our hearts and tells us everything will be ok.

    We may be mourning, sad, or struggling for some reason, but when for a moment we focus on those old songs, keeping the everyday noises out, we all of the sudden forget the pain we feel and only hear the blood pulsing in our veins and that's like hearing Cathedrals organ concertos. . .and when our friend finally appears blinking in that light, their presence comforts us and by then every tear we've cried becomes something as beautiful as a waterfall. . .everything negative we're experiencing becomes something positive not a stumbling rock, but a stepping stone to help us grow and reach higher.
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    UnregisteredAug 2, 2012 at 1:35 pm
    Its no matter how much in pain we are, there always a strong side is left inside of us... This strength should be felt. Than siren will be felt like symphony and tear will turn into waterfall...

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