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Written for the Broadway musical "Lestat"
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Indulge me if you will my friends
For I've a tale to spin
Of all the vampires on this earth
Of my unholy kin
I am the oldest one by far
Marius is my name
When I was born it was the time
The Roman empire reigned
When he was born it was the time
the Roman empire reigned
And like you mortals as you age
The weaker you become
For us is quite the opposite
The years just make us strong
But like you we feel pain and loss
And suffer heartbreak too
We ponder our existence
In the same way as you do
We ponder our existence
In the same way as you do
In the myth of your creation
There's poor Adam and sweet Eve
Temptation and a serpent
And the devil's apple tree
We have Enkil and Akasha
An Egyptian king and queen
The mother and the father
Of we pale and bloody fiends
The mother and the father
Of we pale and bloody fiends
Marius tell us more
Marius tell us more
Tell us more, tell us more
Marius, tell us more
Four thousand years ago before the pyramids were built
Enkil and Akasha ruled with wise benevolence
A splendor of Egyptian life was prosperous and good
But in their kingdom enemies were present
And so it happened that a demon came in to the town
And took a liking to the home of some unfortunate
Who pleaded to wise Enkil for his council and advise
Before his home this demon desecrated
The king in all the faith decided to engage the ghoul
In hopes his evil ways by chance he might dissuade
The queen would not allow her king to face this deed alone
And in her choice the hand of fate was played
The demon tossed the furniture, malevolence abounded
And while they pleaded to be heard they found themselves surrounded
Assassins of the enemy, their collective knifes gleaming
Hacked and stabbed the royal pair and left the bodies bleeding
As they lay dying on the ground a poltergeist did swoop
And entered in the wounds of their illustrious monarchy
Their reanimated bodies bore an terrifying glow
Alive to them but dead to you and me
The demon in their veins, they gained a supernatural power
But one that left them sorely lacking human traits
No longer to partake of food and drink or bear a child
Their hunger only blood could satiate
They could not face the blazing sun
It's magnficence was deadly
But the power of gods and eternal life
Is a simply wonderful medley
In the sands of Egypt to this day
Dwell Enkil and Akasha
The rulers of the vampire race
Our beloved mother and father
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