Viva La Vida Lyrics

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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 enemy's eyes


Listen as the crowd would sing


"Now the old king is dead! Love 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 ssalt and pillars of sand





I hear Jerusalem bells a 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


And 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 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 a ringing


Roman cavalry choirs are singing


Be my mirror, my swords 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


And that was when I ruled the world





I hear Jerusalem bells a 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


But that was when I ruled the world