Coldplay - Viva La Vida
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Viva La Vida Lyrics

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 a 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 a 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 a 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

these lyrics are last corrected by Ma Painter

Songwriter(s): Guy Rupert Berryman, Christopher Anthony John Martin, Jonathan Mark Buckland, William Champion
Copyright: Universal Music Publishing Mgb Ltd.
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Meaning to "Viva La Vida" (8 meanings)
----unnamed---- 09/24/12,22:21
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I think this song means that if you have everything (king) you are gauranteed to have nothing in the end. This sounds left brained but I wanted you to get it:P Im thirteen and listening to this lolololol Rubiks cube time 39secs
fivesix6 08/05/12,19:07
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ohhh i get it Emili but its still a good song and i know i didnt get it at first but when i saw your comment it opened my eyes thank u but i still like a the song i just wont like love,LOVE IT THANK U
Emili 05/16/12,21:20
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I hear this and start to cry because i thought it was great but now it opened me up and now i know and it reminds me about lucifer. And its still my fav, just i understand it more, :') i luv the music
je t'aime 09/21/11,23:04
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This song loosely refers to Napoleon, and his fall. Hence why the cover has a french flag and people are fighting. And the Roman and Jew references are towards his religious tolerance during his reign
Duh 02/08/11,21:27
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I was just listening to the song, and all of your lyrics are correct... check on other websites... find someone who knows one of the band members... LISTEN TO THE SONG!!! AGAIN ANS AGAIN AND AGAIN!!!!
merrodi ¥ 08/03/10,16:35
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'GoldenGirls are back'...quit wastin space on the comment section! People use that space to express what they think about songs! Not stupid forward crap that never works and is a complete waste o time
thenewsinger 05/16/10,13:38
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WOW its amazing. I am doing a sog wit coldplay i am meeting them on Friday. Can't Wait!!They are some cool catsand one of the best bands. They r beast. So cool. I want 2 be like them. Hi guys c ulater
vivalavida:) 12/19/12,18:44
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It means that you can be without things and servive btw there is a songon YouTube made by captain sparklez so it is called fallen kingdom okay check it out plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz
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