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I doubt Eno busies himself with the titles of Coldplay songs. While he has become essentially an unnamed member of U2 when he produces their albums, I think he's much more of a guiding presence with Coldplay. I'm a fan who likes his guiding presence, but I really doubt he's had much to do with those...those...atrocious song titles.


Someone mentioned in another thread that "Everything's Not Lost" is a particularly syrupy title and that these, comparatively, weren't that bad. However, I think there's a difference with a title like ENL where you're making a statement anyone would make and title like Hurts like Heaven or Every Teardrop is a Waterfall - dramatic similes that would never be uttered.


I don't know - me hopes it was Chris pulling the persons leg. They do say they sometimes try to throw people off...:confused:

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Not rock, how so?


"Hurts Like Heaven" is being used as a metaphor, I can deduce, and "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" is damn right poetic (LOL, maybe it's because I'm a woman).


But we won't know the true meaning of the titles until we hear the complete lyrics. "Up With The Birds" sounds funny though.

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They are bloody awful titles....but I was dead against Viva La Vida as a title, last time around and it turned out to be great. That's not to say the same thing will happen this time.


The Every Drop is a Waterfall title is written on the wall though, so unfortunately I doubt it's a joke. :confused:

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I think I figured it out! :D

Ok so I think that the song titles are amazing, but not for Coldplay. I think they would be better for someone like Nelly Furtado or some other female pop artist!




Yeah, I think they're just a bit much for Coldplay. I mean, I'm a guy and I love Coldplay, but these titles seem way too serious (in the wrong way) and (in regards to Up With the Birds) silly.


I personally never felt any of the titles for Viva sounded dumb when I heard them. I found them intriguingly vague. I feel like the music that would accompany these songs would have to fit the titles perfectly. There's no room for Up With the Birds to be a serious piece of rock jamming. And Every Teardrop is a Waterfall would just have to be a tear jerker.


I think one thing you can say about Coldplay titles, aside from Fix You and Everything's Not Lost, is that they are always detached enough from the song to sound cool by themselves - The Scientist, Viva la Vida, Clocks, Life In Technicolor, Violet Hill - they have their own auras.


I mean, consider that people on Coldplaying are still hoping to hear Famous Old Painters simply on the fact that it has the name it does.


But I'd be perfectly happy to eat my words if the songs turned out to be awesome. :)

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"Every Teardrop is a Waterfall" is really kind of a mouthful. I'm not sure how it's used in the song itself, but simplifying it to "Every Teardrop" or simply just "Teardrops" would sound great to me.


"Hurts Like Heaven", on the other hand, is totally a lost cause.


"Up With the Birds" ain't half-bad, at least. :)


Bear in mind that a song title has no bearing on the quality of the song itself, although granted, it's not looking too promising lyrics-wise. Still greatly looking forward to LP5 regardless.

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I know I'm a guy too and I really wouldn't want to walk up to some other guys and be like,"Dude don't you like Coldplay's new single, "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall"." :dozey:

Why not? The title suggests something dramatic to me and that's why I like it.

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Up with the birds: me likey :wacky:

Hurts like heaven: ...could be worse.

Every teardrop is a waterfall: lol wut :wtf: (seriously, I don't like that one)


But I'm sure these titles have nothing to do with the music. They're just words. We need to hear the notes :wacko:

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