Artist Coldplay
Album Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends
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Intro -x2-: C D G Em
 
Verse 1:
Em        C        D
I used to rule the world 
           G                    Em
Seas would rise when I gave the word 
                     C       D
Now in the morning I sleep alone 
          G                 Em
Sweep the streets I used to own
 
Interlude -x2-: C D G Em
 
Verse 2:
Em       C         D
I used to roll the dice 
          G                 Em
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes 
              C            D
Listen as the crowd would sing: 
          G                 Em
"Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!"
  Em         C        D
One minute I held the key 
         G                    Em
Next the walls were closed on me 
                          C        D
And I discovered that my castles stand 
     G                    Em
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand 
 
Chorus:
  C              D
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing 
G             Em
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing 
C                D
Be my mirror, my sword, and shield 
   G                 Em
My missionaries in a foreign field 
C                 D
For some reason I can't explain 
G                     Em              C      D
Once you go there was never, never an honest word
         Bm               Em
That was when I ruled the world 
 
Interlude -x2-: C D G Em
 
Verse 3:
Em                   C     D
It was the wicked and wild wind 
              G               Em
Blew down the doors to let me in. 
                          C        D
Shattered windows and the sound of drums 
       G                    Em
People couldn't believe what I'd become
Em       C      D
Revolutionaries wait 
        G               Em
For my head on a silver plate 
                   C      D
Just a puppet on a lonely string
   G                         Em
Oh who would ever want to be king? 
 
Chorus:
  C              D
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing 
G             Em
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing 
C                D
Be my mirror, my sword, and shield 
   G                 Em
My missionaries in a foreign field 
C                 D
For some reason I can't explain 
  G                     Em
I know Saint Peter won't call my name ,
   C            D
never an honest word
              Bm               Em
But that was when I ruled the world  
 
Interlude:
C  Em		-x3-
D 		-x2-
C  D  G  Em    	-x2-
-Ohhhhh Ohhh Ohhh-
 
Chorus:
  C              D
I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing 
G             Em
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing 
C                D
Be my mirror, my sword, and shield 
   G                 Em
My missionaries in a foreign field 
C                 D
For some reason I can't explain 
  G                     Em
I know Saint Peter won't call my name ,
   C            D
never an honest word
              Bm                Em
But that was when I ruled the world  
 
Outro -x2-:
C  D  Bm  Em
Oooooh Oooooh Oooooh
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Senpai~

It sounds better if you play it with the minecraft parody lyrics.

bee-syrup

you are a legend my kind sir i was thinking the same thing

this anxiety is chronic but this ass is iconic

whats the strumming pattern?

i used dududu

i use dddduuududu

@this anxiety is chronic but this ass is iconic
I’m not sure but your name is I N C R E D I B L E

annabelle

ddudu i think but sometimes its strum down hit

I’m Pete Wentz from My Chemical Romance

Your username asdgsjhdjhh

Not all gays are pedos

your username ;-; i cant *insert laughing face*

Tinytatortot

Personally I think it sounds best if you just strum down and let the chord play until the next one

social distancing was never a problem

using cmaj7 (0002) instead of c (0003) in the verses gives a nice vibe, also, gsus2 (0230) works well in place of g (0232) in verse

quarentinnnneeeeedd

What should dod to play along with the real song? I don’t think it is the right chords to fit up.

haha

i just use the chords F, G, C, and Am in that order throughout the whole song because the chords they put don’t really sound right:)

|-/

@haha that sounds nice actually!

taco bella

F, G, C, Am
dduudu

QWERTYUIOP

Agreed

ABeyer

I think +3 sounds the best and the chords are pretty easy! :)

Star The Narwhal

whats a good chord to replace Bm with?

thatasiannerd

how i do it is to bar the second fret, then to place either my middle or ring finger the g string on the fourth fret. this is just easiest for me. hope I could help :)

Adrian

First of all, love your username. Second I use Bm7 (bar the second fret) and find it sounds fine but I’m still a beginner… Hope this helps!

piss baby

dddud uuudu.
idk i just think that makes it sound more like the original

Ebony

I think I prefer the other version. Easier and sounds better.

Sakura

Try -7

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