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Coldplay

Viva La Vida

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playI used to rule the world
playSeas would rise when I gave the word
playNow in the morning I sleep alone
playSweep the streets I used to own

playI used to roll the dice
playFeel the fear in my enemy's eyes
playListened as the crowd would sing
playNow the old king is dead long live the king
playOne minute I held the key
playNext the walls were closed on me
playAnd I discovered that my castles stand
playUpon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

playI hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing
playRoman cavalry choirs are singing
playBe my mirror, my sword and shield
playMissionaries in a foreign field
playFor some reason I can't explain
playOnce you'd gone there was never
playNever an honest word
playAnd that was when I ruled the world

playIt was a wicked and wild wind
playBlew down the doors to let me in
playShattered windows and the sound of drums
playPeople couldn't believe what I'd become
playRevolutionaries wait
playFor my head on a silver plate
playJust a puppet on a lonely string
playOh who would ever want to be king?

playI hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing
playRoman cavalry choirs are singing
playBe my mirror, my sword and shield
playMy missionaries in a foreign field
playFor some reason I can't explain
playI know St Peter won't call my name
playNever an honest word
playBut that was when I ruled the world

playHear Jerusalem bells a-ringing
playRoman cavalry choirs are singing
playBe my mirror, my sword and shield
playMy missionaries in a foreign field
playFor some reason I can't explain
playI know St Peter won't call my name
playNever an honest word
playBut that was when I ruled the world

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let someone in

to allow someone to enter a room or building, often by opening the door

  1. Could you go down and let Rosa in?

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