Viva la Vida Lyrics

Coldplay


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Christopher Anthony John Martin, Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland, William Champion
album: Track 7 in album Viva la Vida
release date: 2008-5-26
popularity : 99 users have visited this page.
length: 4:02
mix: Rik Simpson, Markus Dravs, Andy Wallace, Michael H. Brauer

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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
That was when I ruled the world

It was a 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?

[Chorus]
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
Roman Calvary 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 rule this world
But that was when I ruled the world

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

[Chorus]

Track Listing


Digital Media 1
  • 1 Life in Technicolor
  • 2 Cemeteries of London
  • 3 Lost!
  • 4 42
  • 5 Lovers in Japan / Reign of Love
  • 6 Yes
  • 7 Viva la Vida
  • 8 Violet Hill
  • 9 Strawberry Swing
  • 10 Death and All His Friends
  • 11 Lost?
  • 1 Life in Technicolor II
  • 2 Postcards From Far Away
  • 3 Glass of Water
  • 4 Rainy Day
  • 5 Prospekt’s March / Poppyfields
  • 6 Lost+
  • 7 Lovers in Japan (Osaka Sun mix)
  • 8 Now My Feet Won’t Touch the Ground