Long time ago before the ice and snow Giants walked this land And Each step they took the mighty mountains shook The trees took a knee and the seas rolled in One day they say the sky gave way Death rained down and made a terrible sound There was fire everywhere and nothing was spared That walked on the land or flew through the air
And when it all was over, slate wiped clean with a touch There God stood and he saw it was good And he said Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
Now the sea gave birth and he crawled up on the dirt Stood up and took a look around He said I’m the next big thing and the gift that I bring Comes directly from God, so there ain’t no holdin’ me down So he crowned himself king, now no one remembers his name But the seed that he sowed took the show on the road There was blood on their hands, a plague on their land They drew a line in the sand and they made their last stand
They said God made us in his image and it’s in God that we trust When asked about the men who had died by their hands They said Ashes to ashes and dust to dust.
Nobody lives forever Nothing stands the test of time You heard ‘em say Never say never But it’s always best to keep it in mind That every tower ever built tumbles No matter how strong, no matter how tall Someday even great walls crumble Every idol ever raised falls
Someday even man’s best-laid plans Will lie twisted and covered in rust We’ve done all that we can but it slipped through our hands And it’s ashes to ashes and dust to dust