Saturday, June 16, 2007

Phoenix Reign: Constantinople 1453



We went to Athens Park in Astoria to see this interesting Phoenix Reign perform, this song piqued our interest:



CONSTANTINOPLE 1453
(ON THE EVE OF THE FALL)

Thrice, I walked this path of destitute alone
My heart sinks like a heavy anvil
I arrived too late, nearly redefined
To lure the muses through the unbridled stone

As I sit here to ponder what is right
I wonder what sorrows 'morrow will bring
When I close my eyes tonight
Will I feel this bitter night's sting?

It's Midnight in this land of Darkness
As the serpents slither out of their holes
And somewhere amongst the rotting corpses
My fallen brothers' battle cry calls

The Warrior's Oath I once knew
In Hades realm I will recite it
But now in Constantinople
I alone lead the righteous few

I bid thee farewell now forever
To fight the Ottoman hordes
Aside the Orthodox faithful
My bond on this realm do I sever
As the mothers mourn their beloved sons
Come tomorrow will Haghia Sophia still stand?
Will I hear the prayers of the nuns?
Will there be a city to defend?

I hear the raindrops drain the night
I see the stars clash with might
The trees whisper with fright
As misery clouds my sight

CHORUS:
City of God, City of Light, Constantinople
Brave New Rome, show your might
Constantinople, to defend we fight!

Like a raging wildfire these questions
plague me, as the enemies canons
blast the walls, raping the women,
slaying the elderly
Before my eyes Constantinople falls
Church bells echo throughout the land
On this black Tuesday, 1453
As emperor Palaeologos makes his stand
All of Christendom we fight to free

With glory's reins do I ride
Across the empty Hippodrome
Through the great Blachaernaen Gates
With steed and steel held high
I won't look back taunted by fear
While in my dark veins blood still flows
As the Turkish hordes draw near
If we survive tonight, only the Lord knows

As the sun settles in the East
The legions of Death feast
As the Dead to Hades enlist
The Hellenes battle on the Turk beast
CHORUS

As the sun settles in the East
The legions of Death feast
As the Dead to Hades enlist
The Hellenes battle on the Turk beast






City of God, City of Light, Constantinople
Constantinople
Like the Phoenix will rise again!

1 Comments:

Blogger Nikola said...

Nice lyrics!

7:05 AM  

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