Poetry Collection By Randall thornton/ Block 2

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

Listened 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'd gone there was never

Never an honest word

Viva la Vida was composed by Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, and Guy Berryman

7 May 2008

*This is an assonance because own sounds like alone, but they end with different letters.

Fix you


When you try your best but you don’t succeed.

When you get what you want but not what you need.

When you feel so tired but you can’t sleep.

Stuck in reverse

*And the tears come stream’n down your face

*When you lose something you can’t replace

When love someone but it goes to waste

Could it be worse


Lights will guide you home

I’ll ignite your bones

I will try to fix you

High up above or down below

When you're too in love to let it go

But if you never try you’ll never know

Just what you're worth


Fix You was composed by Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, and Guy Berryman

14 September 2005

*The writer uses consonance to make the song flow better

Created By
Randall Thornton


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