The tune for this story is "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay. All credit for the rhythm and foundation lyrics go to them and theirs. Likewise, you all know who gets the credit for the story of this man.

He is no longer the King. But he remembers when he was, and when it all fell apart...


I used to rule the world,

Crowds would cheer at my every word.

Now in the morning I ride alone

Far from streets I used to roam.

-/-

I used to rule the rides,

See the fear in my enemy's eyes,

Listen as the crowd would sing,

"There can only be one! Long live the King!"

One minute I rode so high.

Next I'd fallen from the sky,

And I remembered that my title stands

On pillars of ash and pillars of sand.

-/-/-

I hear the countdown and signal ringing,

World and audience, yells and singing.

Me, my heartbeat, my soul and shield,

Feel my power that rules the field.

For some reason I can't explain,

Once I left, there was never

Never a joyous word.

That was when I ruled the world.

-/-/-

Hear the whistle of the rushing wind,

Fly past my foes, and always win.

Beat the cowards that try to run,

People couldn't believe what I'd become.

Nobody heeds the men

Chasing me to get revenge.

Just a puppet choked by his string -

Yeah, who would ever want to be King?

-/-/-

I hear the countdown and signal ringing,

World and audience, yells and singing.

Me, my heartbeat, my soul and shield,

Feel my power that rules the field.

For some reason I can't explain,

I know my friend has crushed my name.

Never a joyous word

Ever since I ruled the world.

-/-/-

(Oh... oh...

Oh... oh...)

-/-/-

I hear the countdown and signal ringing,

World and audience, yells and singing.

Me, my heartbeat, my soul and shield,

Feel my power that rules the field.

For some reason I can't explain,

I know my friend has crushed my name.

Never a joyous word

Ever since I ruled the world.