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Tides rushing in
Curling up on the isle, only child of the blue expanse
Mother takes her children by the hand
As the sea starts a swirling dance

Hand to your head
As you run along, the sky falling around you
New ocean bed embraces
Life and death with a sundering sound

If the streets are soaked, you certainly can't deny it
But if you want to
The minute you choke, you're certainly welcome to try it
You're in the Nile

No matter how fast you think you're running
You can't stop the end of the world from coming

Swim to that underwater ridge
Mind your business while you're here
Water under the bridge
Your beach becomes your backyard
Your throne has disappeared

Did you know ten days ago
That the storm would come, or were you just reflecting
On a legacy of life that must come and go?
Is this not what you're expecting?

Ten long lifetimes razed to rubble
Mother Nature smirks inside
It won't take that kind of natural trouble
To wash away your precious pride

If the streets are soaked, you certainly can't deny it
But if you want to
The minute you choke, you're certainly welcome to try it
You're in the Nile

We can find ourselves
If we can find the time
We can find each other
If the looking doesn't age us
We can run a maddening race
Or sit still with the sages
Lose our guile to save face
Or stand trial for our crimes

If the streets are soaked, you certainly can't deny it
But if you want to
The minute you choke, you're certainly welcome to try it
You're in the Nile

No matter how fast you think you're running
You can't stop the end of the world from coming

Swim to that underwater ridge
Mind your business while you're here
Water under the bridge
Your beach becomes your backyard
Your throne has disappeared
Disappeared...



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