An Ode to LeBron James, With Help From Coldplay (Viva LeBron?)

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An Ode to LeBron James, With Help From Coldplay (Viva LeBron?)
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An article written by Dan Wetzel for Yahoo! Sports discusses LeBron James's silence and actions speaking loudly.  For some reason, as I read that article, the sounds of Chris Martin and Coldplay entered my head.  So much so that I could not get "Viva la Vida" out of my head.

Eventually, the two began to mesh together—LeBron's inability to make it to the NBA Finals and "Viva la Vida."  And what lies below is the result.

Now, I like LeBron James so this is not some " ha-ha" moment towards the man.  Just a little fun at The King's expense.  And, perhaps a weak attempt at humor, but this is what happens when you have five minutes alone.

So, cue the violins and let's hit it!

[VERSE 1]

I used to rule the world
Crowds would raise when I gave the word
Now this morning I sleep alone
Dream of rings I should have owned

I used to throw dunks down
Average 40 points every round.
But, listen as the crowds sing
"Now the new king is dead! God save the king!"

One minute I held the key
See me holding O’Brien’s trophy
And I discovered that my titles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

[CHORUS 1]

I hear in Cleveland bells were ringing
Cavalier fans as one were singing
”Be our savior and bring home the trophy”
Feel pressure from Jordan’s legacy.

For some reason I can't explain
The Cavs-Lakers final was never
Never an honest word
And that was when I ruled the world

[VERSE 2]

It was the Magic from the dirty South
Blew down the doors to keep me out
Shattered hopes and the sound of drums
People couldn't believe what I'd become

ABC executives wait
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh who would ever want to be King?

[CHORUS 2]

I hear in Cleveland bells were ringing
Cavalier fans as one were singing
”Be our savior and bring home the trophy”
Feel pressure from Jordan’s legacy.

For some reason I can't explain
I know David Stern won't call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

I hear in Cleveland bells were ringing
Cavalier fans as one were singing
”Be our savior and bring home the trophy”
But my true title shot is with Jay-Z.

For some reason I can't explain
I know that the Nets will call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

Big ups to Coldplay.  It is, after all, based on their song "Viva la Vida" from the 2008 album of the same name, and I'd be remissed if I did not acknowledge that much.

 

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