Coldplay – Viva la Vida

I am very busy lately and don’t have a chance to update my blog regularly like before. Anyway, I just heard the new song from the British band Coldplay called Viva la Vida featuring in the new Apple iTune TV commercial. In fact, the commercial was first aired in the U.S. on May 20, 2008 during the American Idol season 7 final. The ad is great and the music is just wonderful. You may watch the clip of the ad from the link below.

The song could be download exclusively at iTune music store. The forth studio album of Coldplay entitled Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends which contains this track will be released on June 12, 2008 in the U.K. and on June 17, 2008 in the U.S.

Here is the lyrics of the song.

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
Listened 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 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’d gone there was never
Never an honest word
And that was when I ruled the world

It was a 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 sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can’t explain
I know St Peter won’t call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

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 St Peter won’t call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

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