Nero (Illusion Suite)

I heard a voice whisper: "Transfigure all; You're burning down the city Just to build it up again" I have a dream to stand up tall, immortalized I build a statue that will stand eternity Divine intervention has brought me to the throne The emperor sees through an actors eyes The show goes on A new beginning... let's play All of the world's my stage In my mind there are vast plans impending And when aligned a new world will rise My secret friend has been aiding me, to find a way Through our cosmic intercourse Don't be afraid now! Wake up from confusion! Stay the course thought! I am here, the Gods are not I'm not the one who's in need of protection The gods need aid from me All his work is delayed The funds are running few Employing his last resort He launches a suicide campaign When the dark cloaks a traitor And the "busy bees" employs Then, the vanquish of the senate will begin A foe of the state and an emperor of his dreams And so he prepares his suicide "The world will lose the greatest artist that lived" Echoes his words today Five birds are flying past unfertile soil Then circling by a lifeless emperor They separate their ways; its a sign Like waves are approaching the coastline His life pulls closer to the end The tyrant's reign is at its ending