You let your guard down, surrendered your heart,
They put their guard up, attacked your ventricles,
You let them have eternity, offered them your soul,
They became the ruler and reigned over you.
The scribes wrote, "End of an era",
The generals sworn new fielty, praises unto thee,
Bricks, strategies, treacheries, she was built,
Conceit, lust, underestimation, she fell.
Who is to blame but your emperor,
Who is to judge but you Caesar,
They say it was not built in a day, you should know neither was its fall.
Captured and forever etched in history, all roads lead to you, Rome.