Vive La Vida Lyrics Meaning | Viva La Vida Meaning in English

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Presenting you Viva La Vida Meaning in English from a song sung by Coldplay. The phrase Vive La Vida means Live Life. This is a Spanish term that means Live Life in English.

Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida” is a Spanish song retelling of the French Revolution. The song “Viva La Vida” is an interpretation of king louis’s lost last speech before his death. The song is written through King Louis point of view, as he apologizes to his people, accepting his fate.

Vive La Vida Lyrics In English

[Verse 1: Chris Martin]
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

[Verse 2: Chris Martin]
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: Chris Martin]
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’t explain
Once you’d gone, there was never
Never an honest word
And that was when I ruled the world
[Verse 3: Chris Martin]
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
Aw, who would ever want to be king?

[Chorus: Chris Martin]
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’t explain
I know Saint Peter won’t call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

[Bridge: Will, Jonny, Guy, Brian]
Oh-oh-woah, oh-oh, oh
Oh-oh-woah, oh-oh, oh
Oh-oh-woah, oh-oh, oh
Oh-oh-woah, oh-oh, oh
[Breakdown: Chris Martin & Will, Jonny, Guy, Brian]
(Oh-oh-woah, oh-oh, oh)
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
(Oh-oh-woah, oh-oh, oh)
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
(Oh-oh-woah, oh-oh, oh)
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
(Oh-oh-woah, oh-oh, oh)
My missionaries in a foreign field
(Oh-oh-woah, oh-oh, oh)
For some reason I can’t explain
(Oh-oh-woah, oh-oh, oh)
I know Saint Peter won’t call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

[Outro]
Mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm
Mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm
Mmm, mmm

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