Let me walk once again
Through the streets of our antique Romance,
Where as children we built our dreams
Of a land of peace and prosperity.
I will chase tomorrow in the hope of
Finding what yesterday has snatched away.
I will gather the evening light in the hope
Of recreating our morning love.
Everybody’s gonna have some fun,
Seeing us together in the sun!
Everybody would have so much fun!
Aloft, there, on the hillside
in towering splendor,
you opened your gates
revealing a home of bustling triumphs.
Delicate, your eyes opened towards the west
Let me dive into its laughing sea,
Where a steady wave would bring me back
to our Grecian shore.
A young woman leaves for another shore.
See how she goes without looking back,
Whilst the rest remain behind with bated breath
to dwell in a world of growing uncertainty.
In confidence you used to look at humanity
And say ‘this time is ours.
No other hero, no one
could shake or destroy these walls.
Mysterious, you always kept your ways secret,
Where then I wondered in innocent delight
And now seize the burnt ashes
From the pyre of our ruinous bond.
Let me breathe once again the smell of sweet Ilium
And feel its depth in my soul.