Cassandria - The Tale of Cassandra Part 1 "I see the rich fields burning to death I know the cause for this shameless hate Listen to these words, my father, my king I've seen our end in this temple's ring Kill him before he brings her to Ilium And wroughts doom upon this land of the Sun Listen, you fools, believe me this once Do as I say, this is your only chance." Proud is she who played with the Gods Blessed with vision; yet cursed with words Truth she sees in the winds in the skies But a lie it sounds, the tear in her eyes Oh Cassandra, dear maiden of tears What joy can you feel with all your fears Is this world a chessboard for heavens to play? Are we just pieces, moved a step each day? "Come to me, my dear chosen one I'll treat you well, and do no harm I'll give to thee a gift of sight To see what's to be and see it right This gift I give not free from my hands To save thy self, thy kin, thy land For first you must come before me and yield And pay the price for the power you'll wield" "Thanks for chosing me, O mighty Apollo From among all else, and honouring me so But harken to me, my words I have to say Like your sister, a virgin I wish to stay Leave me now, a priestess bound to you Forgive me now, for denying before you But go from here and bring no gift to me Cassandra, Priam's daughter is all I'll be." Proud is she who played with the Gods Blessed with vision; yet cursed with words Truth she sees in the winds in the skies But a lie it sounds, the tear in her eye Oh Cassandra, dear maiden of tears What joy can you feel with all your fears This world is just a chessboard for heavens to play And we are just pieces, moved a step each day... And so the bells tolled and time moved on Prophecies fulfilled, and the babe was born Unheard was she who told what she knew was true Unharmed was he who grief would bring to accrue The doom was wrought upon Ida, mountains bright, Helen of Sparta, was promised by Aphrodite.