I used to roll the dice, feel the fear in my enemy's eyes

from Coldplay – Viva la Vida Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

“Rolling dice” refers to taking risks — the phrase originates in Julius Caesar’s famous phrase “alea iacta est” (“the die has been cast”) as he crossed the Rubicon with his army (an act forbidden by the Roman Republic), and thus began the long civil war with Pompey that was to end in his total victory, or else death

Thus, this king was a bold leader

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