Viva la Boardgames (English)

door op 22/02/10

Let’s make a song about board games. After hearing the text of the great song “Viva la vida” I knew that Coldplay had found their inspiration after a game where someone was at front to win but still lost. He felt himself a king, perhaps the game was “El Grande”.

I would like the text of the song to be about playing board games. My idea is to name many games and put them in the text, it seems better to keep it in English, instead of my mother language Dutch. But if someone has a better idea, please let me know. Let’s find out what we can achieve.

Below is the video of the song and the lyrics.
Send your comments below or mail your ideas to info {@} boardgamers {punt} eu.

Thanks in advance

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
Listened 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

I hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing
Roman cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
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

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?

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 St Peter won’t call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

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 St Peter won’t call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

Viva la vida – Coldplay

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