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Our empire has fallen
The columns came crashing down
Faster that children could outrun the shadows
Drunk with hysteria the survivors are running for their lives
As precious dreams erupt before their very eyes

Tonight, it's over...at long last we will fall
Ruins will fight in our stead

My flesh is burning from the embers
But still the brilliant tale of our utopia survives
Tonight her beautiful exterior may crash and burn to ash
But the fight for her honor will rage on
I hope I never see the end
I hope I never have to live without her comfort
But for now she dies... oh Rome! so full of majesty, you're gone...

Wind chokes on the ashes as acrid smoke strangles the sun
Their jealous arrows ran, hollow drums pound at the gates
Breaking the din of screams
Our feeble offerings to forgotten Gods are left to rot in temples of their lust
As they lay forth their plans to destroy our pride, our home

Tonight, it's over...at long last we will fall
Ruins will fight in our stead

My flesh is burning from the embers
But still the brilliant tale of our utopia survives
Tonight her beautiful exterior may crash and burn to ash
But the fight for her honor will rage on
I hope I never see the end
I hope I never have to live without her comfort
But for now she dies... oh Rome! so full of majesty, you're gone...
...beg the flames for our mercy...
These aged walls have seen too much
To forget the past in the face of this final trial
Watch her crumble so true as mayhem cuts her down
Let them have our treasure, her voice lives on
Let them take our city for her splendor lives on

...at long last we will fall...



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    ilalesanaOct 2, 2009 at 4:15 pm
    so obvious the fall of rome and the name i think kinda signifies bad leaders who kinda caused the fall of rome but nero had to be one of the worst thts funny ^-^ i just learned of the fall of rome!
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    RachelleMeccaDec 21, 2008 at 7:54 pm
    This song has inspired me a lot. For drawing, and a lot in my mind.

    It makes me see into the past, about 10 000 years ago. The mindless wars, the survivors. It makes me think of a legend. All of it put together.. Beauty
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    cheruNov 2, 2008 at 2:04 pm
    LA DECADENZA DI NERONE

    by ALESANA





    il nostro impero è crollato

    le colonne sono cadute giù

    più velocemente di quanto i bambini rincorrono le ombre

    in preda all'isteria i sopravvissuti stanno combattendo per salvare le loro vite

    come se inseguissero sogni preziosi



    stanotte è finita ...alla fine moriremo

    le rovine combatteranno al nostro posto



    la mia carne sta bruciando sulla brace

    ma il brillante racconto della nostra utopia ancora sopravvive

    stanotte la sua bellezza esteriore forse crollerà e brucierà in cenere

    ma la battaglia per il suo onore si continuerà

    spero di non vederne mai la fine

    spero di non vivere abbastanza a lungo da non avere più il suo conforto

    ma per adesso lei muore...oh,Roma!piena di maestà,tu sei andata via...



    il vento soffoca tra le ceneri come l'acre odore del fumo strangola il sole

    le loro frecce sono scoccate nel sospetto,i tamburi cavi battono ai cancelli

    spezzando il frastuono delle urla

    le nostre deboli offerte agli dei ormai dimenticati sono lasciate a marcire nei loro templi

    come loro organizzarono i loro piani per distruggere il nostro orgoglio,la nostra casa



    stanotte è finita ...alla fine moriremo tutti

    le rovine combatteranno al nostro posto



    la mia carne sta bruciando sulla brace

    ma il brillante racconto della nostra utopia ancora sopravvive

    stanotte la sua bellezza esteriore forse crollerà e brucierà in cenere

    ma la battaglia per il suo onore si continuerà

    spero di non vederne mai la fine

    spero di non vivere abbastanza a lungo da non avere più il suo conforto

    ma per adesso lei muore...oh,Roma!piena di maestà,tu sei andata via...

    ...imploro le fiamme per la nostra clemenza...

    questi vecchi muri hanno visto troppo

    per dimenticare il passato difronte a questo finale processo

    guardarla andare in rovina cosi...come il disordine e i danni la riducono a niente

    lasciali avere il loro tesoro, la sua voce continua a vivere

    lasciali prendere la nostra città per far vivere il suo splendore

    ...alla fine moriremo tutti...

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