December 12, 2012 - submitted by Richard N, United States of America

Q. Hey Oracle,

I was listening to Every Tear Drop is a Waterfall on the way to work, and I noticed something within the lyrics... This may seem weird to notice but when Chris sings " Don't want to see another generation drop. I'd rather be a comma then a full stop," I couldn't help but notice he is saying part of the alphabet backwards. (Don't want to C another...I'd rather B a comma then A full stop).

Is this just coincidental or does Coldplay think of things like this when writing songs?


The Oracle replies:

I'm surprised I hadn't noticed that because I get off on wordplay. Coldplay wordplay...
Anyway, less of that.
No, it's a coincidence because as you say, he's singing "Don't want to see another generation drop. I'd rather be a comma then a full stop" , not C, B, A.