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Pompeii

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The last remains of Pompeii burned 
The gadabout had just returned 
To see the ashes covering the town 

Empires burned and cities fell 
While lovers kissed and said farewell 
And laid their fragile bodies on the ground 

	But I'm not scared to burn 
	To dust, I will return again 
        If you'll stay by my side 
	I'll lay down and I won't hide from fate 

Vesuvius was growing colder 
Embers that had hotly smoldered 
Settled into lifeless dust below 

The gadabout was still alive 
But not another soul survived 
So through the blackened streets he walked alone 

	[chorus]

The centuries will come and go 
The sun will shine, the wind will blow 
And we will curse the passing of the years

But time's eternal, day by day
It's us who pass, and blow away		 
Soon no one will remember we were here

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Tuning: Standard, capo 3

Verse:
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Chorus:
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  Discussion: Pompeii

Ricarda (anon) · 4 years, 1 month ago
Just wanted to leave a comment that I like your new album very much. My favourite ones are The Handyman's Lament, Pompeii and Together on our own. Well done! Gonna buy the CD soon ;)
Michael Waddell (anon) · 4 years, 1 month ago
Even the stars change eventually. And fade. And die. And it's okay.
Maria (anon) · 3 years, 3 months ago

If I could listen to this song for the rest of my life, I think I would be a tiny bit melancholy, but mostly just quietly happy in that way that stems from being at complete peace with the world.

Andreas Bauer (anon) · 2 years, 11 months ago
Josh, you are an awesome musician! Waiting for more ... love your song "Pompeii"
Aster (anon) · 2 years, 2 months ago
Wow, you are really awesome! I love Pompeii & A Thousand Skins (Part 1) .Please keep writing songs, I'm waiting for more :D

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