Obelisk

 

We’ve been watching you since the Obelisk

We don’t think the same way about time

But if you knew just how long it’s been

You’d probably lose your mind

 

We’re the apple you bite in each age

Dreaming riddles of fire and steel

Build a temple and a citadel

And the endless grinding wheel

 

Gather all your people close at hand

Make this place of stone and death expand

Then it grows by eating what’s outside

Turns water into sand and empties every hand

For you and I

 

We dance between raindrops

We rule the World Below

The sunlight, ancient enemy

We wait in halls of stone

 

Every secret of the powerful

Relates to our big plan

Each black cloud from your factories

Is a gift to Lizardmen

 

And now we usher in the Age of Steam

Choking smoke blows forth from our machine

And from the engine room there comes a cry:

“The fire’s burned too long, there’s nothing to throw on

But you and I”

 

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