I look down on the city
It's burning, It's burning
Everything's prettier at night
The flames they're all leaping
they're eating the buildings
Orion laughs "guerre a outrance"
The stars stars are all twinkling
they're mirroring the dancing
of the flames as they reach towards the sky
I'm hoping and I'm praying for a better tomorrow
at least one that isn't so bright

The fire is growing, engulfing the city
the flame lick up warming my bones
the light is so bright that the stars are forgotten
the only god left is the moon
The people are crying, shouting, screaming they're dying
those living are left without homes
but their houses were built on the blood of some other
another who is yet unknown

And i want to go down there and walk through the city
heat from my heart in those flames
I see someone standing, a stranger in shadows
I greet him, he calls out my name
I say "Rah! we've succeeded, the city is defeated
we accomplished wherefore we came"
He said "fool don't you know that's the work of no mortal
the sun and the stars are to blame"

The fire has burned out, the embers are cooling
The ash falls, it looks just like snow
The children who survived and the ghosts of those who didn't
are playing like there's no tomorrow
in the center of the city, the old gods are gathered
to survey their new masterpiece
they discuss the pros and the cons of destruction
and welcome the newly deceased
and orions still laughing, hes holding his sides
as he rolls on the floor in the sky
as i realize i'm not an immortal
the stranger in shadows appears at my side


Lyrics submitted by SuperRadBrian

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    General CommentFirst off, if anything is wrong in these let me know.
    I did this by ear, so somethings bound to be.

    Secondly, I feel like I'm still pulling meaning out of this every time I listen to it. Pretty amazing song.
    SuperRadBrianon May 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentprim as fuckkkkk

    so good
    TomJoadon July 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentneed more!
    BashTheFashon March 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely more if you can do them, I play this song all the time now. Tried doing Ars Goetia and A Life in the Corn Syrup myself, though I'm pretty sure I got the wrong lyrics for A Life in the Corn Syrup.
    TaudisBanon April 09, 2010   Link

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