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      About "Pompeii"

      "Pompeii" (2013) marks the breakout track from British band Bastille, peaking at No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart. The catchy rock pop song indeed alludes to the Roman town Pompeii, famously destroyed by Mount Vesuvius. The music video portrays the band running through Los Angeles, in a modern day recreation of the fall.

      Lyrics for Bastille - "Pompeii"

      I was left to my own devices
      Many days fell away with nothing to show

      And the walls kept tumbling down
      In the city that we love
      Great clouds roll over the hills
      Bringing darkness from above

      But if you close your eyes,
      Does it almost feel like
      Nothing changed at all?
      And if you close your eyes,
      Does it almost feel like
      You've been here before?
      How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
      How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

      We were caught up and lost in all of our vices
      In your pose as the dust settles around us

      And the walls kept tumbling down
      In the city that we love
      Great clouds roll over the hills
      Bringing darkness from above

      But if you close your eyes,
      Does it almost feel like
      Nothing changed at all?
      And if you close your eyes,
      Does it almost feel like
      You've been here before?
      How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
      How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

      Oh where do we begin?
      The rubble or our sins?
      Oh where do we begin?
      The rubble or our sins?

      And the walls kept tumbling down
      In the city that we love
      Great clouds roll over the hills
      Bringing darkness from above

      But if you close your eyes,
      Does it almost feel like
      Nothing changed at all?
      And if you close your eyes,
      Does it almost feel like
      You've been here before?
      How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
      How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

      If you close your eyes, does it almost feel like nothing changed at all?

      SONGWRITERS:
      SMITH, DANIEL
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