We built our fortress out of gold just to watch it crumble beneath our fingers
hold the strings, but we are the marionettes

I swore these walls would never change me,
but the excess seeps underneath my skin
i'm not the man I should have been

these lustful streets intoxicate me, a paralyzing love negates my heart.

Take your bow
you tyrant,
you've come too close
to your end

take your place
among the dead
and I'll see you there
I'll see you

Please pardon me I'm losing all my stature
cause your subtle voice my God breaks my bones and now I crash down,
humble me now.
Humble me now


We built our fortress out of gold just to watch it crumble beneath our fingers
lies the ash of those who opposed our progress

Blessed is the one who saves me your edifying love inflates my heart.

These flames ignite inside of me
and from them we will be born again


Lyrics submitted by chivalryisdead

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