now playing: viva la vida
about: so this is the song that is on the new ipod commercials. it is the second song that has become available from coldplay's upcoming album. as the title track, i was interested in what it had to say, and to be honest, i'm a bit confused by it. but i love it. i love it. i love it. i love it. am i being clear here? i love this song. on my 2 hour drive to valley forge this morning, i listened to it at least 15-20 times. i can't stop. it is like i am hypnotized to hit the repeat button. i just can't get enough of it.
lyrically, the song sounds like it is written from the perspective of some kind of conquering war-king who has fallen from grace. not the most natural subject matter for a pop song, but somehow it seems to work.