As he lay dying I offered him my throat
but he offered me his hand and then he spoke
All the habits I thought had been my fate
now I have a choice and it's too late

Outside the campfires light up the brightest and the best
One hundred campfires to mark the lives that I have wrecked
One hundred campfires that feed on my regret
So spoke the vampire who opted for death

And I want you with a lust that's almost worth
burning down the sky and tearing up the earth
And I love you, but not generously or nicely
so I'd rather die alone than make you like me

I built an empire from the thoughts I have suppressed
I built an empire from the lives that I have wrecked
I built an empire from these cities of regret
So spoke the vampire who opted for death

I loved you then, I love you now
I'll love you when I'm dead somehow
And I pray that my will to disappoint and kill
Will be powerless against my conscience
(Or is it powerless?)

Outside the campfires light up the brightest and the best
One hundred campfires to mark the lives that I have wrecked
I built an empire from my nations of regret
I built an empire and now there's nothing left


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