A crumbling empire Where angels fear to tread Into the ruins of a civilization A society ripped to shreds No semblance of order Into the world which I abjure Where the bloody blade is forged Am I the cause of the cure?
[Chorus] Our destiny is soon revealed Battle strewn, no way to heal We spread the wings of failure For the world's last goodnight Downfall! In the flames of the burning lands Who claims to have the upper hand? Bonfire of the vanities and spite
Like Sodom and Gomorrah Forsaken and alone Look how the mighty all have fallen We reap what we have sewn When all the marble palaces Are blackened, sacked and burned Will we understand man's ignorance Through all the lessons learned?
Fall! Fall! Fall! Downfall!
So quick to claim the credit due Yet no one takes the blame Like Nero played his violin While watching Rome in flames Implosion of our nations through Decisions of its kings Downfall of our creation It's the end of everything