Saturday, December 5, 2009

"Viva-La-Vida" What Does it Mean?



There is a lot of controversy surrounding this song. Lots of people say that the person (or king) Coldplay is talking about is King Louis of France during the French Revolution. This is commonly accepted Because: one, it talks about a revolution, two, it talks about a guillotine. The guillotine was invented when King Louis was king. In the song it talks about things in Jerusalem ("Jerusalem Bells"). Some people may think it's Jesus because of this, Jesus didn't die for our sins via guillotine. People don't generally think that theres another form of execution, but near the end of the song he says "just a puppet on a lonely string". The lonely means one, imagine a puppet with one string, it looks like it's being hanged. So I don't think Viva-La-Vida is pointing to any particular person but just a story artistically and mystically written.

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