Wednesday, April 8, 2009



I love this!* Look at all their little faces, so earnest, so eager to sing. I really believe anyone can be a great singer with some good instruction. God bless that music teacher. I remember all my music teachers through the years!

Here are the lyrics if you're wondering. It's a song about humility, about the fall from grace. It calls to mind old Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 4. This rendition is just as good as the one Coldplay performed at their concert back in November!

Viva La Vida
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

I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing
"Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!"

One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field

For some reason I can't explain
Once you go there was never
Never an honest word
And that was when I ruled the world

It was the wicked and wild wind
Blew down the doors to let me in
Shattered windows and the sound of drums
People couldn't believe what I'd become

Revolutionaries wait
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh who would ever want to be king?

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field

For some reason I can't explain
I know Saint Peter won't call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field

For some reason I can't explain
I know Saint Peter won't call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

*thanks, Rob!

2 comments:

Mike and Jess said...

This is awesome!

Also, I absolutely LOVE the pictures of Davy lovin' on Fatty. They are really sweet together, and he is SO tolerant of her! They will be BFFs for life.

lindsay said...

chillllzzz