This entry may have been inspired by investment bankers, and comes from Coldplay, which is a stupid name for a band.
I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word.
Now in the morning I sleep alone.
Sweep the streets I used to own.
I used to roll the dice.
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes.
Listen as the crowd would sing,
"Now the old king is dead!
Long live the king!"
One minute I held the key,
Next the walls were closed on me.
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand
Viva La Vida, 2008