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Intro: F# | C#sus4/G# | C# | Bbm } 2 times F# C#sus4/G# I used to rule the world, C# Bbm Seas would rise when I gave the word. F# C#sus4/G# Now in the morning I sweep alone, C# Sweep the streets Bbm F# C#sus4/G# C# Bbm I used to own. I used to roll the dice, Feel the fear in my enemies 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 sand, Pillars of sand. Chorus: F# G#sus4 I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing, C# Bbm Roman Cavalry choirs are singing: F# G#sus4 "Be my mirror, my sword and shield, C# Bbm My missionaries in a foreign field". F# G#sus4 For some reason I can't explain, Fm7 Bbm Once you go, there was never, F# G#sus4 Never an honest word C# Bbm That was when I ruled the world. It was a 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? Chorus For some reason I can't explain, I know St. Peter won't call my name. Never an honest word That was when I ruled the world. Chorus For some reason I can't explain, I know St. Peter won't call my name. Never an honest word That was when I ruled the world.