Arrived at the fire
With my demons in my hand.
Said my prayer to the smoke,
Forgive me I’m a 20th Century man and I feel
It’s the end of an age
I’m the end of a line
In a ship run aground
Waiting for the rising tide.

It’s alright
I’ve answered to visions of you all night.

First to the flames
Went all the records and all the names
Blackened pages and ashes
Falling like snow on the backs of my hands and I still
Remember your face
Half lit by the flame
When the four horses came you said,
Do you believe me now?

It’s alright
I’ve answered to visions of you all night.

London was burning
And New York was crumbling down
You cried havoc and let slip
The agents of change.
If your confession is true,
If the plan has expired
Then give us back all of the things
That you took to the fire.

It’s alright,
I’ve answered to visions of you all night.


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Bonfire of the Vanities song meanings
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