7. “Viva La Vida”
Out of all of Coldplay’s songs, “Viva La Vida” is the most different in terms of storytelling, but the theme is the same: once upon a time, I had something and I lost it.
In “Viva La Vida,” that something is power.
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