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Million Dead
The Rise And Fall


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  They came from the East, They came from the East,
they brought horses to our cultivated lands,
they gave power to the have-nots

They took our culture, They took our culture,
they brought new customs to our burial grounds,
broadened the bases of our history

They came from the East, They came from the East

Byzantium (the city of moths) crumbled into a dust,
that plunged Europe into the dark.
Constantinople (a metropolis of candles) brought light to our books,
as Europe forgot how to read.

They came from the East, They came from the East,
replaced our despots with their Caliphates,
conquered but tolerated our gods.

They brought us wisdom, They brought us wisdom,
they brought a zero to our tired calculations,
they guarded knowledge we'd forgotten.

They came from the East, They came from the East

Byzantium (the city of moths) crumbled into a dust,
that plunged Europe into the dark.
Constantinople (a metropolis of candles) brought light to our books,
as Europe forgot how to read.

Let's make this stage our Rubicon, let's cast a die, let's let history decide.
And as I cross it, I chase Aeneas back to his ships,
I bring the rhythm back to the hips.
And as rome is consumed, as I fiddle this whisper tune on these strings, friends,
I have no need of your ears.

So let's make this stage our Rubicon, our frozen Rhine, our Yippie picket line
and I Caesar Hoffman!
and as I cross it, I bring the Central Asian Steppe sweeping into the wilds of Europe.
I make my bedroom Rome, I make this city my home, I am Remus come from the dead,
come to tell you all to sack this city tonight, let's sack this city tonight,
because I always heard better in the dark

Thus immersed in barbarous longing.


 

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Sailing To Byzantium *


Dizzy Gillespie

Constantinople *


Blaine L. Reininger

Rosebud *


Pothead

Constantinople


Johnson - Dunning

Byzantium (Golden City) *


Deep Blue Something

Byzantium


Jesse Cook

Byzantium Underground


Zohar

Byzantine


Klezmorim

Constantinople *


Warren Zevon

Ourselves To Know


Bal-Sagoth

To Storm The Cyclopean Gates Of Byzantium *


Nova Menco

Constantinople *


Cusco

Byzantium *

Kansas
Byzantium


Loreena McKennitt

Kecharitomene *


Stephan Micus

Yperagia Theotoke (Athos Second Night)


Al Stewart

Constantinople


Delerium (feat. Joanna Stevens)

A Poem For Byzantium


Patricia Barber

Constantinople *


Pinback

Byzantine


h.e.r.r.

A New Rome


In the Nursery

Byzantium


Million Dead

The Rise And Fall 


Church

Dream


Antaeus (The Orchard)

Byzantine Meditation *

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Manos Hatzidakis
Nocturnal Angel
Up To Digenes' Yards


Nikos Xydakis

Imvros
Byzantine Silk
Constantinople *
Song Of The Doge
Hymn To Freedom

Dionysis Savopoulos
Preslaves
Rays Of The North


Evanthia Reboutsika

The Umbrella Of Bosporus *


Vasilis Tsabropoulos

Axion Esti *

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