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Top 10 Melancholic Coldplay Songs (page 4)

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7. “Viva La Vida”

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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

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