I used to the worldSeas would rise when I gave the wordNow in the morning I sleep aloneSweep the streets I used to
I used to the diceFeel the fear in my enemy's eyesListened as the would singNow the old king is dead long live the kingOne minute I the keyNext the walls were closed on meAnd I discovered that my standUpon pillars of and pillars of sand
I hear Jerusalem bells a-ringingRoman cavalry choirs are singingBe my mirror, my sword and shieldMy missionaries in a foreign fieldFor some reason I can't explainOnce you'd gone there was neverNever an honest wordAnd that was when I ruled the world
It was a wicked and wild winddown the doors to let me inShattered windows and the sound of People couldn't believe what I'd becomeRevolutionaries waitFor my head on a plateJust a puppet on a lonely stringOh who would ever want to be king?
I hear Jerusalem bells a-ringingRoman cavalry choirs are singingBe my mirror, my sword and shieldMy missionaries in a foreign fieldFor some reason I can't explainI St Peter won't call my nameNever an honest wordBut that was when I ruled the world