Ancient Wonder

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My entry for the Masters of Song Fu 4, Challenge 1, which was to write a song from the point of view of an inanimate object.

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[Verse 1]
Many long millennia have not been very kind,
But my weathered structure is still perfectly aligned.
I watch in silence as the ages come and go,
And humans live and die below.

Some say I was made by slaves, who labored day by day.
Some say maybe space invaders came and paved the way.
And while I might reveal a little of my history,
That riddle's better left a mystery.

[Chorus]
For here amid the shifting sands,
The Pyramid of Giza stands,
Unchanging, and watching over you.

[Recorder Solo]

[Verse 2]
Come explore my passageways, what treasures lie inside?
A king who tried to never die, but now is mummified.
All his prized possessions -- his impressive stash of gold --
Were found and stolen long ago.

Your humans lives are far too short, at least compared to mine,
So why chase after things that don't endure the test of time?
You aren't defined by what you have, but rather what you do,
What treasures lie inside of you?

[Chorus]
And here amid the shifting sands,
The Pyramid of Giza stands,
Unchanging, and watching over you.

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from Fu For Thought, track released May 25, 2009

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