Viva La Vida

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Coldplay are a British Alternative Rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London. After they formed Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as a bassist and they changed their name to Starfish.Will Champion joined as a drummer… more »

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 a honest word
And 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?

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 an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world 

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

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 an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

Written by: CHRISTOPHER ANTHONY JOHN MARTIN, GUY RUPERT BERRYMAN, JONATHAN MARK BUCKLAND, WILLIAM CHAMPION

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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