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VIVA LA VIDA

Words & Music by


GUY BERRYMAN, JON BUCKLAND
WILL CHAMPION and CHRIS MARTIN
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Coldplay Viva La Vida (Page 2 of 7)

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Coldplay Viva La Vida (Page 3 of 7)

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Coldplay Viva La Vida (Page 4 of 7)

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Coldplay Viva La Vida (Page 5 of 7)

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who would ev - er want to be

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Coldplay Viva La Vida (Page 6 of 7)

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Coldplay Viva La Vida (Page 7 of 7)

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