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Siouxsie And The Banshees – Cities In Dust lyrics

Water was running; children were running
You were running out of time
Under the mountain, a golden fountain
Were you praying at the Lares shrine?
But ohh oh your city lies in dust, my friend
Ohh oh your city lies in dust, my friend

We found you hiding, we found you lying
Choking on the dirt and sand
Your former glories and all the stories
Dragged and washed with eager hands

But ohh oh your city lies in dust, my friend
Ohh oh your city lies in dust, my friend
Your city lies in dust

Water was running; children were running
We found you hiding, we found you lying
Water was running; children were running
We found you hiding, we found you lying
Your city lies in dust
Ohh oh your city lies in dust, my friend

Hot and burning in your nostrils
Pouring down your gaping mouth
Your molten bodies blanket of cinders
Caught in the throes.......

Ohh oh your city lies in dust, my friend
Ohh oh your city lies in dust, my friend
Ohh oh your city lies in dust, my friend
Ohh oh your city lies in dust, my friend

Your city lies in dust



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    gharbisonne
    The song is probably a reference to the destruction of Pompei and Herculaneum by pyroclastic flows from Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. The last verse is pretty convincing. Also, the reference to Lares shrine makes it certain this is about Ancient Rome, and you can visit the ruins of the old shrine, which has been excavated.

    Great song, of course.
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      gharbisonne
      The song is probably a reference to the destruction of Pompei and Herculaneum by pyroclastic flows... Read more →

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