All Empires Fall
(lyric inspired by “Fetch”)
Copyright 2008

If I told you the truth
Would it sound like a lie?
Words fail me daily
In the pursuit of why
We can’t change the past
And the present needs change
Yet the circle spins on
To a bleak day and age
And if I told you a lie
Would it sound like the truth?
We’ve pricked the vines
We’ve touched bloody roots
Our troubles run deep
To the core of who we are
And our smiles cannot hide
Countless desperate hours
These darkened days
Duskier with each decay
Too weakened to stand
Too beaten to remain
On broken knees
We beg and we crawl
Powerless and aghast as
All empires fall
When truth and lie
Sing the same simple song
And nothing makes sense
And harmony has gone
When written words fail
And hope fades from view
And silence separates
The false and the true
There I will hold
Ground against the pain
Perdurable in purpose
Irascible and shamed
For this shattered race
For this empire of us
For this fragmented hope
For this broken trust
These darkened days
Duskier with each decay
Too weakened to stand
Too beaten to remain
On broken knees
We beg and we crawl
Powerless and aghast as
All empires fall
Time doesn’t stop
Time doesn’t care
Time marches onward
Blank in its stare
We fight each other
We fight to the death
We fight to survive
Clutching each breath
This battle soon ends
And no one will stand tall
No ceremony to celebrate
As all empires fall
All empires fall