Coldplay - Viva La Vida: chords

           C#       G#
I used to rule the world,
                                 Fm
Seas would rise when I gave the word.
                      C#     G#
Now in the morning I sweep alone,
Sweep the streets
          Fm  C# G# Fm
I used to own.

I used to roll the dice,
Feel the fear in my enemies 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 sand,
Pillars of sand.

Chorus:
       C#             D#
     I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing,
     G#            Fm
     Roman Cavalry choirs are singing:
      C#                D#
     "Be my mirror, my sword and shield,
         G#                Fm
     My missionaries in a foreign field".

   C#                D#
   For some reason I can't explain,
   Cm7                Fm
   Once you go, there was never,
            C#     D#
   Never an honest word
             G#               Fm
   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?

Chorus

   For some reason I can't explain,
   I know St. Peter won't call my name.
   Never an honest word
   That was when I ruled the world.

Chorus

   For some reason I can't explain,
   I know St. Peter won't call my name.
   Never an honest word
   That was when I ruled the world.

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Cm7

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D#

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Fm

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G#

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