Halls of Extinction
A colossal temple of bygone times Desolate, abandoned, encased in ice Surrounded by barren plains of frost Preserving the chronicles of life Walk through the gate and one will see Six endless corridors of graves Epic exhibitions of extinction and decay A monument to the tenacity of life Venture down the Ordovician aisle And witness a gallery of doom Invertebrates from a forgotten age When life had yet to diversify on land An expansion of green sucked the gas from the air The great Ordovician cooling Glaciation forced the oceans to decline Decimating life of the deep A tragedy written in stone Our window into the past When we fall, we will face an empty hall Standing majestic and tall We have laid down the bricks since our birth Throughout our time on this earth Now when we are gone The cycle of life will go on No one will know we were here There won't fall a tear The third big Phanerozoic event The great Permian dying The longest hallway of them all An otherworldly cataclysm Volcanic catastrophe Methane belched into the heavens Global warmth, acidic sea Poisonous hydrogen sulphide A giant plunging from the sky Disastrous collision Tectonic deformation Forth bringing relentless winter Violent Cretaceous demise Mammoth reptiles buried Enshrined in ancient rock Under cascades of ashes and snow Ashes and snow When we fall, we will face an empty hall Standing majestic and tall We have laid down the bricks since our birth Throughout our time on this earth Now when we are gone The cycle of life will go on No one will know we were here There won't fall a tear
Written by: Thomas Haxen
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