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Esta es la leyenda de Xanadu

You'll hear my voice, on the wind, 'cross the sand
If you should return, to that black barren land that bears the name of Xanadu

Cursed without hope, was the love that I sought
Lost from the start, was the duel that was s'possed to win her heart in Xanadu

And the foot prints leave no traces
Only shadows move in places where we used to go
And the buildings open to the sky
All echo in the vultures cry as if to show
Our love was for a day
Then doomed to pass away
In Xanadu, in Xanadu, in Xanadu

In Xanadu, in Xanadu, in Xanadu

What was it to you that a man laid down his life for your love
Were those clear eyes of yours ever filled with the pain and the tears and the grief
Did you ever give your self to any one man in this whole wide world
Or did you love me and will you find your way back one day to Xanadu

You'll hear my voice, on the wind, 'cross the sand
If you should return, to that black barren land that bears the name of Xanadu

Xanadu, in Xanadu, in Xanadu, in Xanadu

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    UnregisteredMar 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm
    Xanadu, was no legend, it was originally part of inner mongolia and was found just north of the city of bejing, it had an inner city and an outer city which covered a vast amount of land, it is said that in summer time the inner city was covered in fragrant flowers and kubla khan himself stayed there every year, today it is just a mound of grass covered land, however, the chinese are attempting to re construct this old city to as near perfection as they can, they hope it will attract many tourists and bring as much trade and money as the great wall of china does today.

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