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Cities in Dust by Siouxsie and the Banshees

Water was running, children were running
You were running out of time.
Under the mountain, a golden fountain
Were you praying at the Lares shrine?

But oh your city lies in dust, my friend
Oh, oh your city lies in dust, my friend

We found you hiding. we found you lying,
Choking on the dirt and sand
Your former glories and all the stories
Dragged and washed with eager hands

But, oh oh your city lies in dust, my friend
Oh oh your city lies in dust, my friend
Your city lies in dust

Water was running, children were running.
We found you hiding, we found you lying.
Water was running, children were running.
We found you hiding, we found you lying.

Your city lies in dust, my friend
Oh oh your city lies in dust, my friend

Hot and burning in your nostrils
Pouring down your gaping mouth—
Your molten bodies—blanket of cinders—
Caught in the throes

Oh oh your city lies in dust, my friend
Oh your city lies in dust, my friend
Oh oh your city lies in dust, my friend
Oh your city lies in dust, my friend
Your city lies in dust, my friend
Oh your city lies in dust, my friend

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