Drakensberg Boys’ Choir: Viva La Vida 2010

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What better way to start a month than with the Drakies? In this music video the Drakensberg Boys' Choir perform Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida'. This performance is from their Winter 2010 "Music In The Mountains" concerts and has some very good solo and duo dancing as well as the usual wonderful Drakie singing. Lyrics are below the fold. Enjoy :-)

Viva La Vida 2010-Drakensberg Boys' Choir – YouTube

Viva La Vida Lyrics

1.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

2. 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!"

3. 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

4. I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing

Roman Cavalry choirs are singing

Be my mirror, my sword and shield

My missionaries in a foreign field

5. For some reason I can't explain

Once you go there was never

Never an honest word

And that was when I ruled the world

6. 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

7. Revolutionaries wait

For my head on a silver plate

Just a puppet on a lonely string

Oh who would ever want to be king?

8. I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing

Roman Cavalry choirs are singing

Be my mirror, my sword and shield

My missionaries in a foreign field

9. 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

10. I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing

Roman Cavalry choirs are singing

Be my mirror, my sword and shield

My missionaries in a foreign field

11. 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

COLDPLAY LYRICS - Viva La Vida


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