"Empire Falls" as written by and Simon O'leary Alan Averill....
A cold wind is blowing
Through the graves it is blowing
And it bares a poisoned tongue
And the foul breath of deceit

I am my Fathers Son
And his deeds
Cannot be undone...undone

You trade in his blood
Writing your history
In the sacrifices of the dead
Chorus:
Where is the Fighting Man?
And I he?
You would trade every truth
For hollow victories

Every empire will fall
Every monument will crumble
Forgotten men who watch the centuries

Whose silent words
Rise up in betrayal
We will rise up in betrayal

(Chorus)

Every Empire Falls
And the Earth to ashes turn
The lands of my birth
Shall be my tomb

These are the lands, the lands of my birth
Soon to be to ruins, the ruins of my past
And when the sky should fall
The earth to ashes turn
Then you will know they shall be my tomb

(Chorus)


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    General Comment"You trade in his blood
    Writing your history
    In the sacrifices of the dead"

    I wonder if they're angry at historians for delivering them material to write songs about... ah, these extreme metal bands are a weird bunch.
    Daeronon November 17, 2010   Link

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