Roman cavalry choirs are singing

from Coldplay – Viva la Vida Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Roman soldiers crucified Jesus. But, when he died one of the soldiers present said, “Truly this was the Son of God!”

The speaker of the song is having a change of heart. He has done evil things as king. Now, however, he recognizes that the true king wasn’t him but Christ all along.

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