The Airborne Toxic Event Lyrics: The Fall of Rome

The Airborne Toxic Event, Songs of God and WhiskeyFrom The Album Songs of God and Whiskey (2015)
Published by The Airborne Toxic Event
Lyrics by Mikel Jollett

The Fall of Rome

Whatever happened to the fall of Rome?
What a strange thing to ask when I was taking you home
As we walked alone through the parking lot
I said, “I don’t have much,” you said, “I like what you’ve got”

And I’d be lying if I said I didn’t picture you then in your wedding dress
And the days I hoped we’d someday spend in our Sunday best
We were light as a flame, both batshit insane
We were lost but we were just the same

Whatever happened to the fall of Rome?
It’s a mystery to me but the place felt like home
There are no rules when you’re falling in love
You just take what you get and you hope it’s enough

And I’d be lying if I said I didn’t picture you then in your wedding dress
And the days I hoped we’d someday spend in our Sunday best
We were wrong from the start, with our broken hearts
You played your role and I played my part

And the road was so long
I was never as strong
As the love that you gave to me
And it all took its toll, you become so cold
You forget what you were born to be

Whatever happened to the fall of Rome?
Those people all turned to ashes and stone
It’s a trick of the mind, when you think it won’t end
It’s a contest with time that time always wins

I saw a picture of you the other day in your wedding dress
And I wondered why I’d walked away like I had with the rest
You were the only thing that was worth saving
And I swear that I did my best

And sometimes at night I dream of you now in your wedding dress
And I hope it doesn’t seem somehow like I gave you less
I have nothing to show from these years on the road
But these songs that I wrote for you

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Comments
  1. Elias says:

    I think it should be in our “Sunday beds” instead of Sunday best 🙂

    Like

  2. Cindy says:

    This song breaks my heart every time.

    Liked by 1 person

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