The theme of the song " Viva La Vida," by Coldplay is, when you have fame or power no one is honest. "Once you go there was never, never a honest word" (Coldplay 18). Which explains that people turn their back on you and are never honest with you anymore.
"God, Raise the sea!"
The tone of the song is aggravating and regretful. "Oh, who would ever want to be king?" (Coldplay 27). This line shows that the speaker is regretful about being a king and saying who would ever want to be one.
"We don't want you king, we want you dead!"
The mood of the song is gloomy and lonely. "Just a puppet on a lonely string" (Coldplay 26). This explains how the speaker feels lonely after having fame and power because thats the price he had to pay.
In the song there is biblical allusions, one example of it is, "Seas would rise when I gave the word" (Coldplay 2). This is referring to the story in the Bible where Moses told God to make a path in the Red Sea so he and the Israelites could escape the Egyptian.
The conflict of the song is man versus society. "Revolutionaries wait - For my head on a silver plate" (Coldplay 24 - 25). This is example of man vs society because no one wants him to be king and they would rather have him dead.