Even Rome

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I think this was written after playing too much "God Of War" (Yeah, I know, that's actually Greek mythology), but the lyrics play into personal, political and societal aspects in such a beautiful way - and leaves us with hope...

This song also has probably had more ways to have something wrapped around one's neck as the opening line has changed way too many times before settling on a "sheet".

- PF

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EVEN ROME
Words and music by Patrick Fleming, Jr.
©2013 Patrick Fleming, Jr.

I had a dream that we were drowning
I woke up with the sheets around my neck
I don’t know how the hell we got here
But just look around, this place is a wreck

Who was the one in charge here when it all went to hell
Fingers point in one direction, how could we never tell

But Even Rome fell to ruin / Even Rome was on its knees
Even Rome looked to the heavens for some kind reprieve
Even Rome cried out in anger as it held on for too long
Even Rome survived its own siren song

I clutch my hands but feel no one
I open my mouth yet I still can’t breathe
Everything I ever held close to me
I pushed away without remorse or grief

Who was the one in charge here, who made this mess
Fingers point in all directions, but I know who’s responsible for this

But Even Rome fell to ruin / Even Rome was on its knees
Even Rome looked to the heavens for some kind reprieve
Even Rome cried out in anger as it held on for too long
Even Rome survived its own siren song

For what I’ve done to those I’ve loved and how I sat and watched their pain
You can call me Caesar and I’ll let you murder me again

I kick the dust, all that remains
I pick up memories, the wind blows them away
An empire crumbling down to the sea
At the water’s edge all that’s left is you and me

But Even Rome fell to ruin / Even Rome was on its knees
Even Rome looked to the heavens for some kind reprieve
Even Rome cried out in sorrow as it held on far too long
Even Rome, Even Rome…

Even Rome fell to ruin / Even Rome was on its knees
Even Rome looked to the heavens for some kind reprieve
Even Rome rose from the ashes / Even Rome was born again
Even Rome, Even Rome, Even Rome…

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from REBOOT, released July 16, 2013

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Patrick Fleming

Start with a helping of Southwestern-inspired Americana.
Infuse a bit of East Coast/New Jersey flavoring.
Add a dash of 'Bono'-esque insight and showmanship.
Spice up with memorable melodies and musical hooks.
Finish off with a splash of heartfelt and tongue-in-cheek lyrics.

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