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Coldplay

Viva La Vida

Alternative Rock
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“Viva la Vida” , is a song by the English alternative rock band Coldplay. It was written by all members of the band for their fourth album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), and was released as the second single from the album. On the album, this song segues directly into the next track, “Violet Hill”. Viva la Vida means “Long live life” in Spanish. The lyrics to the song contain historical and Christian references, and the track is built around a repeating string section with a percussion background. Coldplay performed some of the song live in The Simpsons episode “Million Dollar Maybe”. The song was released on 13 June 2008 as the album’s second single, debuting to critical and commercial success. “Viva la Vida” reached the top spot of the UK... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Roman Cavalry choirs are singing ... Be my mirror, my sword and shield ... My missionaries in a foreign fieldFor some reason I can't explain

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