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Intro: Db | Absus4 | Ab | Fm } 2 times Db Absus4 I used to rule the world, Ab Fm Seas would rise when I gave the word. Db Absus4 Now in the morning I sweep alone, Ab Sweep the streets Fm Db Absus4 Ab Fm 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: Db Ebsus4 I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing, Ab Fm Roman Cavalry choirs are singing: Db Ebsus4 "Be my mirror, my sword and shield, Ab Fm My missionaries in a foreign field". Db Ebsus4 For some reason I can't explain, Cm7 Fm Once you go, there was never, Db Ebsus4 Never an honest word Ab Fm 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.