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Viva la Vida Lyrics

Artist: Coldplay
Album: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends

Viva La Vida
Coldplay
I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sweep 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, 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 not explain
Once you go there was never, never an honest word
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 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 not explain
I know Saint Peter will call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

(Ooooh Oooh Oooh)

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
Comments/Interpretations
by zach on 7/19/2008 8:21pm
this song rocks!!!!
by splash on 7/21/2008 7:51pm
this song says it all,
great message great song
by EzDz on 7/22/2008 2:07pm
What is the message Splash?
by bob on 7/29/2008 11:04pm
fart
by trisha on 7/30/2008 12:58pm
brilliant.i simply love this song.
by Katy on 7/30/2008 1:09pm
Best song played!
by jayanth on 8/1/2008 8:29am
ds s 1 stop 4 yal dat lyricz!!
by noname on 8/6/2008 12:13am
fun song luv it!
by Bob on 8/13/2008 6:57pm
who wouldn't like this song, it's too good
by no namer on 8/13/2008 8:17pm
i used to think this song was Colplay's song "speed of song". :D its fantabulous though. go colplay. :D :D
by yaw on 8/24/2008 2:19pm
not surprised. always on top
by Catherine on 9/3/2008 2:04am
you mean "speed of sound".
by queenphonik on 10/6/2008 3:01am
i totally love the song.
by catchick on 10/22/2008 10:50am
This song is one of my favorite songs that has come out recently. :-)
by bob on 10/28/2008 1:39pm
ur momma
by deladurantaye on 10/28/2008 1:40pm
good guitar bridge, what is the message splash jordan
by stacy on 11/5/2008 12:31pm
the lyrics are not correct
by arjun the downing chhumi on 11/23/2008 1:42am
what a strange feeling song.anyway it's awesome.
by EMG on 11/28/2008 6:16pm
I LUVVVV THIS SONG!!!! I USED NOT CARE 4 IT THT MUCH BUT WEN U HEAR IT GROWS ON U AND I SERIOUSLY LUV IT!!! MY FRIEND CAN DO THT WHOLE FOOT-STOMPING-HEAD-BOBBING-RAISING-THE-ROOF-HAND MOVE THING HE DOES
:-)
by a coldplay fan on 12/4/2008 5:32pm
good song
speed of sound and violot hill are good coldplay songs too

also stacy is right the lyrics are not correct. its "now in the
morning i sleep alone" not "now in the morning i sweep alone"
by mimi on 12/7/2008 11:47am
its awsome!!!!!
by me on 12/8/2008 2:01pm
Luuuurve this song
by T on 12/16/2008 3:59pm
Gotta be the best song ever! Love it!!!(Repeat,Repeat,Repeat)
by T (again) on 12/16/2008 4:06pm
By the way, I also think that it is "I know St. Peter won't call my name" not "will call my name". Some lyrics sites say "Will" others say "Won't". Which is right?
by rahel on 1/18/2009 2:01pm
love it love it
by lolloverlol on 1/18/2009 8:31pm
this song is the best!!!! lololololololololololololol i lllllllluuuuuuuuuvvvvvvvvv the wurd lol!! it's shwweeeet!
by a coldplay fan on 1/24/2009 6:03pm
in the song its: "i know st. peter
WON'T call my name"
by Evander on 2/17/2009 4:23pm
i love this song. great lyrics, whoever wrote them! new 2nd fav band, 2nd fav cuz jimmy eat world will always be 1st ;P
by evan on 2/18/2009 4:31pm
its actually SLEEP alone not SWEEP alone
by what does it mean on 3/17/2009 12:17pm
ghhg
by a coldplay fan on 4/1/2009 7:05pm
that is what i said evan!!! gosh!!!
by bakersfield on 6/23/2009 9:02pm
awesome song!
i dont the words "jeruselum bells" does anyone else think that those lyrics don't fit what the song says?
by Captain Hook on 7/27/2009 2:25pm
One of the bestest songs ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Green is awsome!!!!!!!!!!! Captain hook ?)
by musicluvr on 9/5/2009 11:36am
best song in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by masniza ahmad malaysia on 9/17/2009 3:10am
macam good2 je....
by Kaylah312 on 1/31/2010 7:33pm
I love this song my 10 year old cousin knows this song by heart and he even plays the piano to it!
by Lyre on 4/12/2010 5:38pm
So what does the song mean? I'm confused...but I like this song though it puts an emotion in me.
by masniza ahmad on 5/20/2010 3:15am
love the music and rhythm
by Amit on 8/13/2010 2:03pm
great song luv to listn in my pod!!!!!!!!
by Cartoonist Sayed on 11/1/2010 2:34am
well
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by Crystal on 8/6/2011 3:00pm
The words are bells WERE ringing, choirs WERE singing. Also the words are "once YOU'D gone there was never, never an honest word"
by Republic of Macedonia,Europe on 12/9/2011 12:00pm
We love Coldplay.
We love their music.
COLDPLAY are the GREATEST.
by eva on 8/23/2012 11:32am
dose anyone know any good lyric websites? xx
by hi on 4/2/2013 11:03am
hi
by christian on 12/31/2013 9:47pm
My dad and I sang it on new years!


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