Viva La Vida Lyrics

  

Coldplay lyrics for the world No. 1 single "Viva La Vida" from the album Viva La Vida or Death and all his Friends

 

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 enemies 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 know there was never, never an honest word
That was when I ruled the world
(Ohhh)

It was the wicked and wild wind
Blew down the doors to let me in.
Shattered windows and the sound of drums
People could not 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
And that was when I ruled the world
(Ohhhhh Ohhh Ohhh)

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 will call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world
Oooooh Oooooh Oooooh

 

Viva La Vida: Song Meaning

 

Aside from translating into English as "Live Life," the Coldplay song "Viva La Vida" focuses on a man fallen from grace who both longs for and regrets his time in power. With complex strings to complement the voice of singer Chris Martin and the usual style of Coldplay, "Viva La Vida" is unlike any single released by a modern band. Themes of revolution, religion, and loss all give heavy meaning and great substance to "Viva La Vida". The entire Coldplay lineup of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, and Will Champion had a hand in crafting "Viva La Vida".

 

Viva La Vida: Coldplay on Tour

 

"Viva La Vida" paired with other single "Violet Hill" to make album Viva La Vida or Death and all his Friends become the hottest selling album in the world. To celebrate this outstanding and record-setting release, Coldplay tickets will go on sale for the Viva La Vida Tour. Wrapping up in North America in December 2008, Coldplay has many tour dates scheduled in Britain with other European dates sure to follow.

 

Coldplay tickets to the "Viva La Vida Tour" will let fans not only experience the power of "Viva La Vida" live but will also give them a chance to experience Coldplay's long history of hits. Featuring Coldplay classics like "Yellow", "Clocks", and "The Scientist" in their playlist, the four-man British band will not disappoint. Fans who bought Coldplay tickets to the massive extravaganza that was "The Twisted Logic Tour" cannot miss the "Viva La Vida Tour" which even one-ups that classic world tour in terms of songs and stage production.

  

 

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