Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Lyrical Tuesday : Viva la Vida

I know this post is late, but is it my fault technology abandoned me? Ir probably is, I probably rpessed a button somewhere that didn't want to be pressed. Oh well, let's stop my whining and return to the matter on hand: Lyrical Tuesday (now Wednesday).

A lot of people hate on this band and I don't usually like their songs, but Coldplay has two songs I love: Viva la Vida and Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall. I chose the first one, because I love the lyrics. They are very epic and symbolic for a pop song.

The idea/rules:
  • Think of a song that has inspired you
  • Choose two sentences
  • Explain what they mean to you
  • Post a link to the song
  • Post the Button below and leave a comment with your link!


  • It was a wicked and wild  wind / Blew down the doors to let me in
    I absolutely love wind and how it is used in movies and literature. I think we've all seen or read the following scene somewhere: a woman standing on a lonely cliff, wind playing with her hair and dress. And the idea of a wild wing knocking down doors to let in a king, that is pretty epic.

    I just imagine this great gate, with a rugged traveler in front of it, waiting for someone, something. Suddenly, the wind picks up and his mantle rustles. There is a great noise and the wind beats into the gates, busting it open. The wind rushes into the hall, silencing all conversation. Heads turn to face the lone traveler, who slowly enters.
  • Listen as the crowd would sing / 'Now the old king is dead ! Long live the king!'
    This quote is great in expressing the power of the people. If you see the song as dealing with the French Revolution, it would explain how the French brought down the monarchy and then later on established Napoleon as an Emperor. The feeling of power that a cheering crowd must bring is mind numbing.
So, here's the song. I absolutely love the drum-party.


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  2. Nice pick, Juli Rahel! Here is mine: Summer is a comin' in

    Have a lovely day - and sorry that I posted so late!! (I think my first link did not work - hence I deleted it.. sorry for that,too ..)

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