A city, a glorious city we made
Of stone and glass, of strength and beauty
Towers and halls, rivers and gardens
Busy streets and quiet pathways
Familiar routes and new discoveries.
Built together, with our hands and our hearts.
Starting with a roar we heard it coming
The shaking brought down our beloved city
Buildings crumpled, glass shattered
Gardens were buried
And streets cracked wide open
Everything is ruined, I said,
Everything is ruined.