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Coldplay Viva La Vida Lyrics

Last updated: 03/20/2013 10:44:48 AM

I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own

I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing
"Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!"

One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field

For some reason I can't explain
Once you go there was never
Never an honest word
And that was when I ruled the world

It was the wicked and wild wind
Blew down the doors to let me in
Shattered windows and the sound of drums
People couldn't believe what I'd become

Revolutionaries wait
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh who would ever want to be king?

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field

For some reason I can't explain
I know Saint Peter won't call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field

For some reason I can't explain
I know Saint Peter won't call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

Thanks to Anabell G for submitting Viva La Vida Lyrics.
Released: 25 May 2008
Format: Digital download, CD
Genre: Baroque pop
Label: Parlophone, Capitol
4:04 (New edit)
Writer(s): Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin
Producer: Coldplay, Brian Eno, Markus Dravs, Rik Simpson
Certification: Platinum ABPD
3:45 (Radio edit)
Length: 4:01 (Full album version)
Recorded: 2007–2008

"Viva la Vida" (pronounced /ˈviːvə lə ˈviːdə/; Spanish: [ˈbiβa la ˈβiða]), is a song by the British alternative rock band Coldplay. It was written by all members of the band for their fourth album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), and was released as the second single from the album. On the album, this song segues directly into the next track, "Violet Hill". Viva la Vida means "Long Live Life" in Spanish.

Viva La Vida ranked first for 24 weeks and won the best album, Best Pop Mix and best rock in the fifty-first Grammy Music Award on February 9, 2009.

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