.​.​.​Of A Lifeless Empire

from by The Keep

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It ends in blinding heat,
A halt to all retreat.
All the world a pyre.
To signal its defeat.
I awoke atop the hillside,
To watch my defiled world expire.
And see my work complete.
My own lifeless empire.

Once, colossal walls did surround.
A blockade to the noise profound.
Now deafened by silence and peace.
The still-air calm abounds.
It’s time nature be appeased
And the aches of her patient beasts.
I now willfully tear stone to ground,
And beckon them in to feast.

Stars crack and die.
Let no man say he outlived I.
I watched and was the end alone,
Just as I’d designed.

Stars crack and die.
No god will claim to endure I.
I watched and was the end alone,
Just as I’d always designed.

The sole remaining voice to call.
The one that sung throughout their fall.
You’ll hear no mention of remorse,
And read none in my tired scrawl
This night, when I’m one with the north,
I won’t look back I won’t step forth.
I haven’t the strength to recall,
Setting out upon this course.

Now the coldest cold that’s ever blown,
Can burn this skin and snap this bone.
Her will I will not defy,
Contented king atop this throne.
Stars crack and die.
Let no man say he outlived I.
I watched and was the end alone,
Just as I had always designed.

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from Lifeless Empire, released May 5, 2013

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