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I am not immortal
I am just a man
A power-craving tyrant
Beyond the shadows in the sand

Men have come to fear me
Many bow and cry
Known across the desert
I am the one who will not die

I have faced the demons
Of our most desperate moments
I have been the one to defend our pride
I have worn the banner
Of my abandoned brothers
I will be the first to give my life

Lost, not forgotten
Reigning against the odds
Feared and respected
Living among the gods
Leading the empire
Spirit as black as coal
Lost, not forgotten
King of the deathless soul

An epic novel no one's read
Pages torn and faded
The greatest story never told

Behold the kingdom I possess
Land of wealth and beauty
Where the streets are paved with gold

Once fearless and brave
A realm passed away
The ghosts of yesterday

Lost, not forgotten
Reigning against the odds
Feared and respected
Living among the gods
Leading the empire
Spirit as black as coal
Lost, not forgotten
King of the deathless soul

Lost, not forgotten
Reigning against the odds
Feared and respected
Living among the gods
Leading the empire
Brutal and heartless
Vanishing further
Into the darkness
Lost, not forgotten
King of the deathless soul



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    UnregisteredAug 3, 2012 at 10:29 pm
    "the mood of the song always reminded me of an old-time epic film like ben-hur. So i wrote lyrics that are somewhat historical about this ancient persian elite fighting force that kind of died out. Again, a good example of my love for storytelling and linking music to words. " - john petrucci
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    UnregisteredMay 18, 2012 at 4:35 am
    I agree with the one about muad 'dib... But listening more i think more of leto ii from god emperor of dune. Great imagry.

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