January 7, 2013 - submitted by Sophie, Australia

Q. Hello Oracle,
Sorry but in the Every Teardrop is a Waterfall I keep on hearing 'I'd rather be a comma than a fullstop' am I going crazy or does it actually say that?
If i'm not going crazy why? WHY SO RANDOM?
Thanks in Advance,
Sophie


The Oracle replies:

It's one of my favourite lyrics on the whole album and the second I heard it, it jumped out at me and I agreed and decided I too would rather be a comma than a full stop.
It's a metaphor and to me is anything but random - fits perfectly. Who'd want to stop when you can pause?