They called me the torch
And in the minds of men
My beauty was a curse
A wager to be won

So how do the towers of Ilium
Burn so bright?
Burn so bright
A thousand reasons to let you go
Sail on ravenous seas
I'd rather die with a living heart
Than live without
Live without 
You seeing me

They called me dangerous
Needing to be caged
Held hostage to his greed
But a wild Nemean beast cannot be tamed
I would not be worn
A pelt upon his pride
If only he had seen
Beyond my face to me

Oh how do the towers of Ilium
Burn so bright?
Burn so bright
A thousand reasons to let you go
Sail on ravenous seas
I'd rather die with a living heart
Than live without
Live without
You seeing me

What choice is there in choice
When freedom is the game?
A rose upon your lips
A brand upon my name calls the echoing pain
From all-consuming time
What of me remains
But the choice made that day?

To turn to the towers of Ilium
To burn so bright
Burn so bright
A thousand nights in your ruined arms
I sailed on ravenous seas
A heart escaped from its gilded cage
Won't live without
Live without
Ever being seen

They called me the torch
And in your eyes alone
The truth of the day
My heart took it's choice

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