Is it a theory of pure scepticism
Belief of the end of a civilization
The never ending mystery of their demise
Millions of lives that cease to exist

Powers that be
Claimed the lives of a ruling dynasty
Powers that be
Anciest apocalypse of this dunasty

Collapse of a culture
They could not resist
The unrelenting questions of
Their evolution
Carving of chaos and rulers so bold
Forged in stone and so it was written

Powers that be
Claimed the lives of a ruling dynasty
Powers that be
Anciest apocalypse of this dunasty
Powers that be
Freezing winds that caused this travesty
Powers that be
The confusing riddle of the end of this
Dynasty

They lived for their temple
They lived for their palace
They lived for their deities
They mastered mathematics
They mastered astology
In manuscripts of hieroglyphics
So it was told!

Powers that be
Claimed the lives of a ruling dynasty
Powers that be
The confusing riddle of
The end of this dynasty


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    General CommentThis sounds like an ancient people and their demise. But he is asking, how could they have perished when they were such an advanced culture for the time they existed. But really, I dont know. Im talking out of my ass.
    hrehocikjon November 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's not like there's anyone here to disagree with you though. (except me now, but i don't really know either so... yea)
    cmeechanon January 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about the fall of the Egyptian empire, after the death of Ramses III (I think).
    quiffpornon March 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIn the video, I think they're going through Native American ruins. I assumed they were talking about the Mayans.
    Neverlast0on February 27, 2011   Link

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