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  • I used to rule the world

  • Seas would rise when I gave the word

  • Now in the morning I sweep 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 are 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

  • 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 are 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 are 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 used to rule the world

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