Cassandra
Words & Music by Robert Z. Milla
She saw the ships
Long before they came
A vision’s spark
Growing to a flame
Burned inside her mind
Oh priestess of time
She revealed her dreams
Horrifying scenes
But our pride made us deaf and blind

Apollo! Sun Lord!
Apollo! Forgive us!

Cassandra
She lived in the future
And she also knew our fate
Cassandra
She saw what would happen
But she, too, could not escape

We laughed at her
Accused her of telling lies
While the fires
Burned inside her eyes

The ships arrived
Signs of war and force
And insidiousness
Built a wooden horse
We let it come in
Let the vision win
‘Cos the gift they sent
Was a firebrand
A blow we could not prevent

Apollo! Sun Lord!
Apollo! Forgive us!

Cassandra
She lived in the future
And she also knew our fate
Cassandra
She saw what would happen
But she, too, could not escape

We laughed at her
Accused her of telling lies
While the fires
Burned inside her eyes

Sail away, Cassandra
You can’t stay
Troy is destroyed
All its laws are void

Tell the history
Of Troy’s destiny
Tell it to the winds
Tell it to the sea

Tell of peace and war
Tell of what you saw
Tell of Troy’s fall
Go and tell it all!

Burnt out is your home
By a firestorm
Drowned deep in a flood
Of your people’s blood

She knew how to spin
The threads of time
And in her dreams
She received the signs
She saw the fire
Long before it burned
We called her a liar
We did not believe
But we learned...

Cassandra! Forgive us!
Cassandra! Forgive us!