I have Coldplay's Viva la Vida looping on Media Player. I love the richness of the strings in this song, and how much it contrasts the lyrics about a fallen king.
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
It's nearly the end of 2008 and it's around this time that we get super busy around the office. But I didn't do a lot of stuff today, and I felt quite tired all day. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to pick up my mojo tomorrow because I sure didn't feel like I had it today.
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
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh who would ever want to be king?
Right now, I'm also in a blue funk because my Xbox 360 has gone RRoD on me and it has been sent to Singapore for warranty. And Guitar Hero World Tour is expected to arrive at Gamer's Hideout tomorrow.
Plus Gears of War 2 is out.
So is Mirror's Edge.
And Fallout 3.
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 wonder if I should do something for Christmas, even though my denomination doesn't celebrate it. Maybe I'll go get plastered or something. I haven't gone to a good nightclub in ages, and I feel like doing some dancing, which I haven't done in a long, long time.