Viva La Vida - Live From One Love Manchester Lyrics

Coldplay

Coldplay - Viva La Vida - Live From One Love Manchester Lyrics

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! 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 a 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
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 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

I hear Jerusalem bells a 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

Song & Lyrics Facts

Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" is a live version of the song originally released on their 2008 album, Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends. The song was performed by Coldplay at One Love Manchester in June 2017 as part of an Ariana Grande benefit concert for victims of the Manchester Arena bombing.

It was written by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, and Chris Martin. Released on June 4th, 2017, this live version of "Viva La Vida" features lyrics about living life to its fullest despite hardships that may come along the way.

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