Viva la Vida

Coldplay

credits


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Christopher Anthony John Martin, Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland, William Champion
album: Track in album Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
release date: 2008-5-26
popularity : 62 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Acoustic/Shoegaze/Pop Rock/Indie Rock
length: 4:02
producer: Rik Simpson, Brian Eno, Markus Dravs and Jon Hopkins
drums: Will Champion
piano: Chris Martin
lead vocals: Chris Martin
mixer: Rik Simpson, Markus Dravs, Andy Wallace and Michael H. Brauer
bass: Guy Berryman
background vocals: Brian Eno, Will Champion, Jon Buckland and Guy Berryman
guitar: Jon Buckland
percussion: Will Champion
synthesizer: Brian Eno
strings: Davide Rossi
writer: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion

Album Information

label: Parlophone
country(area): Europe
format: Digital Media
barcode: 5099926650753
script: Latin

Cover Art

Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends cover art

Lyrics

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I used to rule the world
Now in the morning, I sleep alone

Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!
One minute I held the key
And I discovered that my castles stand

Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
My missionaries in a foreign field
Once you go there was never, never a honest word

Blew down the doors to let me in
People couldn't believe what I'd become
Revolutionaries wait
Just a puppet on a lonely string

Roman Calvary choirs are singing
My missionaries in a foreign field
I know Saint Peter won't call my name
But that was when I ruled the world
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
For some reason I can't explain
Never an honest word
I used to rule the world
Now in the morning, I sleep alone

Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!
One minute I held the key
And I discovered that my castles stand

Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
My missionaries in a foreign field
Once you go there was never, never a honest word

Blew down the doors to let me in
People couldn't believe what I'd become
Revolutionaries wait
Just a puppet on a lonely string

Roman Calvary choirs are singing
My missionaries in a foreign field
I know Saint Peter won't call my name
But that was when I ruled the world
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
For some reason I can't explain
Never an honest word

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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?
    Digital Media 2
  • 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