November 28, 2012 - submitted by Valentina, Colombia

Q. Why Viva La Vida? Why in Spanish? I know that it can be called Death and All his friends too, but why the alternative name?

The Oracle replies:

Viva la Vida's title was inspired by Frida Kahlo's painting of the same name hence it being in Spanish. There is no alternative title; Death & All Of His Friends is a separate song that is tagged on to VLV.