Lyrics for Viva La Vida by Coldplay

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Item Code * HT5468
Song Title * Viva La Vida
Performed By * Coldplay
Composer(s) * BERRYMAN/BUCKLAND/CHAMPION/MARTIN
Publisher *
Programmer * Damian Smith
Copyright * (C) 2007 HitTrax MIDI Files
Unauthorised copying is illegal
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7-bar intro

Verse 1:
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.

8-bar break

Verse 2:
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.

Chorus:
I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing.
Roman cavalry choirs are singing.
Be my mirror, my sword, my shield,
My missionaries in a foreign field.
For some reason, I can't explain.
Once you go, there was never, never an honest word.
That was when I ruled the world.

7-bar break

Verse 3:
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.
Ah, who would ever want to be king?

Chorus 2:
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.

7-bar break

Hook:

Oh oh ohhhh oh ohhhhhhhh oh.
Oh oh ohhhh oh ohhhhhhhh oh.
Oh oh ohhhh oh ohhhhhhhh oh.
Oh oh ohhhh oh ohhhhhhhh oh.
Oh oh ohhhh oh.

Repeat chorus 2
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Time * 4:07
Length * 142 bars
Tempo * 138 BPM
Key * A b major

Ch 1 * Piano 3
Ch 2 * Fingered Bass
Ch 3 * Harpsichord
Ch 4 * Vocal Guide
Ch 5 * Warm Pad
Ch 6 * Metal Pad
Ch 7 * Square Wave
Ch 8 * Clean Guitar
Ch 9 * Distortion Guitar
Ch 10 * Drums
Ch 11 * Strings (Low)
Ch 12 * Strings (High)
Ch 13 * Tubular Bell
Ch 14 * Timpani
Ch 15 * Voice Oohs
Ch 16 * Organ 2