As far as I can see
All time and circuitry
Is wrong

As far as poetry
Sit down and sing to me
A song

Cos' all I want in this world
All I want in this world
Is for you to come home

A spell a rebel yell
A spell

Soldier come home to me
You've been away from me
So long

All I want in this world
All I want and deserve
Is for you to come home

A spell a rebel yell (8x)


Lyrics submitted by rorow1, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentOkay, I really feel the need to say this. Why is it that everyone assumes that this *must* be about the Iraq war? Just because it gives implications about being about a war doesn't necessarily mean it is referencing to the Iraq war! Your shallow, self-centred American minds really don't understand that there are literally dozens of other wars in the world. I think it is giving a political message about war - but not one particular one. Just the horrible thing that is war in general.
    Splisheeon June 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is obviously about the Iraq war. The "All I want in this world" line speaks to that notion. The spell rebel yell part I believe means a soldier that is caught in something he can't control = A spell, but is dying to get out some how some way = A rebel yell......I don't if that makes sense to anyone
    Muziq23on May 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe mixing on this song is quite poor. It is very hard to hear Chris's vocals for the majority of the verses.
    kozworthon May 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKozworth-the version I heard from limewire seems very poor quality, so perhaps they'll clean it up if it's on the album. Even so, I didn't like the song :( it was bland, with an overdone message, if it really is about Iraq...I really hope that Viva la Vida's song aren't all political statements. Where are the calming, exhilarating love songs :(?
    Emariion May 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsendspace.com/file/…

    that's the best sound quality of the song so far
    his voice is still low but the music is completely clear
    makes the song 100% better in my opinion. it's beautiful.
    made me change my indifferent mind.
    noyeson June 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the mixing is perfect. Pushing the vocals to the back gives it a much more experimental feel.
    Wallamanageon June 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks for that link, noyes! To my knowledge that IS the best quality yet.
    Clocksrunon June 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdefinately liked the exiperimental sound to this one! and my version sounds poorly as well but whatever haha i love it
    skijornon January 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSplishee, you're a b*tch to over generalize the American population like that. Of course there's more war going on, and we know that, but this is how these people-AMERICAN's-relate since that where our citizens are atm (there, and Afghanistan). Not to mention that i'm pretty sure Coldplay had been vocal against the Iraq war, so while I believe it does target war & deployments and such in general, i'm sure they had it in mind, being as it's one of the most controversial conflicts that are going on right now in the world.

    I'm sorry to be a little harsh, but I am so so so sick of people calling us shallow, self-centered, etc...its just f*ckin' rude. By saying those things, you're no better than those you intend to insult.
    jenshack21on November 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHey just to play the devil's advocate (DA) here: maybe he just wants better rotation on patrols to war bound nations, in any case as an English singer he doesn't have a say (read: vote) in the politics side of American policy, though one might argue that his influence is greater than most in the department.

    Also, a DA moment, what do we do with the people who return and are then unemployed an unable to support their families. Especially in a time when it is difficult for people to get jobs. Might be a barrel of worms there but makes me say hmmmmm

    Another thought, what if "spell" means a period of time.

    Another thought provoker, where does Hollywood go if war ends? Most action movies are based on conflicts of some sort, whether in full war or not.

    One more, what does a sacrifice mean if there is no place to make a sacrifice, whether that is of time, money, blood, sweat, or lives?
    Epetersoon November 30, 2009   Link

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