Taylor Swift - Viva La Vida Lyrics




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
Listen as the crowd would sing
“Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!”

One minute I held the keys
Next the doors were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt, 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 go there was never
Never an honest word
But 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 wanna 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 Saint Peter won't call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

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





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Taylor Swift Viva La Vida Comments
  1. end me now

    Im leaving i hate this goodbye

  2. rania zafar

    Wait.. It's 2 days to 2020.. Isn't it too late for the recommendation, YouTube?

  3. Sam Porter Bridges

    Chris Martin and all the members of Coldplay will be proud of you

  4. Eriko Lili

    here before 2020

  5. 위대한쇼 멘

    Her voice makes me cry
    I love tay😛

  6. The Brinda Majumder

    THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL! LOVE YA TAYLOR.

  7. Ari Tampan

    It's not that I don't like Swift, but she is more beautiful than her singing.

  8. ZlatanGaming88

    It's not that I do not like Swift but this cover is an insult to COLDPLAY!

  9. Freak -

    ❤ classic swift

  10. Ayham Ali

    Why now YouTube ???

  11. triz

    perfect!!

  12. jamesbluntirules

    Why am I only stumbling across this now? I miss the old, country Taylor.

  13. Kushagra Sharma

    She nailed viva la Vida. Love you Taylor

  14. Colin Taylor

    Her higher notes are harsh on the ears :(

  15. Peyman Yaghoubi

    My heart is resting in peace 😍😍😍

  16. Mia Thompson

    Ah the youtube algorithm strikes again

  17. # MJ

    Where was this piece of gold all this while🥰😭😍

  18. Aadarsh Shrestha

    How did I not know about this cover until now?

    But better late than never ❤❤❤

  19. Ga Wa

    Could be any nervous high school teenager.

  20. Frozen music

    Yeah guys it is Also my first time watching this cover from Taylor swift, iam watching this after watched the Christmas song 😁😁😁😍

  21. Siwar Bou3bena

    Came here after Lover

  22. Johel Nieto

    i love the coldplay VIVA LA VIDA

  23. Praveena Nookala

    Chris Martin sang it better

  24. Chandra Wijaya

    🇬🇬🇺🇸

  25. Rama Os

    😱⁦❤️⁩

  26. Bica 13

    2019 Diciembre😍

  27. Sanjana Attanayake

    When my MOST Favorite Coldplay Song met my MOST Favorite Artist❤❤❤❤❤
    EPIC🙏😍😍

  28. Rahat Pradhan

    2019 anyone ?

  29. Jake Mazo

    I do really love this cover
    So relaxing...

  30. ali haghayegh

    She didn't even claim that it's cover, not her owned song :(
    And the song itself isn't lovely as much as the Coldplay's.

  31. Carlos Marques

    I miss old Taylor

  32. Patrick Biancolli

    blue note ++++

  33. Louie Gonzaga

    Oh hail our queen! - 2019

  34. Sodium

    this is dangerously addictive

  35. NikNiko •

    I just got this is my recommendation despite having been a fan of both Coldplay and Taylor Swift. Why have I only heard of this now?! It's beautiful

  36. Mees de Boer

    Taylor, at that exact moment, was the most beautiful woman to have ever existed

  37. Alansan Julio Sutanto

    ❤❤❤❤

  38. ZATennisFan

    So beautifully done...

  39. Karla 00

    ❤❤❤❤💙

  40. VESA 23

    0:26 for the haters🤣

  41. ALEX CABEZOS

    Really nice version. I really like Coldplay but also Taylor, so this is a big mixture for me.

  42. Yannick Byamungu

    how is it I never saw this??!!!!exquisite as always!!!

  43. Daniele Ziliotto

    That time Swift was much slimmer 😏

  44. Alvaro Calsin

    2019 oct??

  45. Santiago A.

    Like si te este vídeo te devolvió las ganas de vivir

  46. Fevy Kezzy

    8 years ago?! just saw this. omg my favourite song 😍

  47. WorstZedTW

    Press 3 on keyboard

  48. Nick Rijnberg

    🌬💕💁

  49. LenaTruongMusic /

    omg we have to sing this for school

  50. Kenneth Carvalho

    amazingly pretty...but this is very much a male oriented song.

  51. Nelo The Blue Frog

    I miss this Taylor who's all natural and original.
    Edit: by original I didn't mean the song cause it's coldplay's but tbf it's Joe Satriani's tune

  52. 이지원

    she's so adorable!

  53. tony Bran

    真的太好听了

  54. 갓파

    밥먹듯이 오네

  55. Mery Beatriz

    COLOMBIA COLOMBIA COLOMBIA COLOMBIA COLOMBIA COLOMBIA COLOMBIA COLOMBIA COLOMBIA COLOMBIA COLOMBIA COLOMBIA COLOMBIA COLOMBIA COLOMBIA COLOMBIA COLOMBIA COLOMBIA

  56. Scarlett Gomez

    She was too inocent. I love her in this part of her life

  57. Inyourlap

    Not a fan of Taylor Swift but kudos to her because it’s such a difficult song to sing

  58. Duolingo

    My ears are literally bleeding.

  59. Rebecca Aira

    hey does anyone know where this guitar is now?

  60. Sofia Gill Hansen

    In what Key is she singing?

  61. Freda Antariksa

    Taylor minta nomer WA dong.. 😸😻

  62. Inb4Chewy

    This is a nice cover of fallen kingdom

  63. Dima Bakkar

    Why did I just find this 🥺♥️

  64. Isabel Alcazar

    Hahahaha this video is in everybody’s recommendations 😂😂😂

  65. Rrookie Rok

    Recommendation just sent me here

  66. ME Y

    1:05 hey haters!

  67. Dhairya Solanki

    3.00 <3

  68. Saffira V

    Watching this again just gave me so much nostalgia. 😍😍😍

  69. rem uel

    coldplay.
    one of my favorite song

  70. Dilson Morales Arcos

    un angel...

  71. Nicole Paredes

    I love it ♥️♥️♥️
    2019?

  72. Rein Llabore

    Found out about this cover just today bc of YT recommendations. Love you, Tay! ❤

  73. Bristy XD

    Nobody :

    Absolutely nobody :

    YouTube recommendation from 7 years ago : “ it’s rewind time “

  74. rin zsal

    Thanks to my youtube recommendation

  75. Luis Santiago

    Anyone in 2019?

  76. Elizabeth Meredith

    YouTube stanning Taylor

  77. HoangDuyKhanh Xam

    Đi 😍🥰😍🥰😍🥰😍🥰😍😍🥰😍😍🥰😘🥰😍

  78. minic tiston

    I just remembered 1D

  79. Shahan Mughal

    Nicely done

  80. Honkai Gamer

    Recommendation

  81. ART JR.

    YouTube recommendation brought me here

  82. Aiming Aiming

    Recommendation just did a good job lol. I like her at this period more maybe because I am biased to acoustics...

  83. MAFE ORTEGA CARDENAS

    WTF por que hasta ahora me sale esto en las recomendaciones?!!!

  84. Mr Syber

    I'd love to hear this in her new styles (Reputations techno vibe and the new Lover romantic style)

  85. Michael Cinco

    Coldplay’s “The Scientist “ song is great and the rest rubbish

  86. muaz arooj

    Taylor playing a Taylor guitar. Guess it was an easy choice for her

  87. Razvan Badea

    Thanks YouTube algorithm

  88. Zic Gama

    PERFEITA

  89. Kimberly sirenia

    El título realmente está en español o solo a mi me aparece así?

  90. Frances Clare Borromeo

    2019 here eyy

  91. Barry James Taplin

    So young so beautiful so much talent

  92. Aiyle Sun

    Why did youtube recommend this only now?!

  93. droid oasis

    Thanks youtube for recommend this Amazing Video