[music: Bucci/Scazzocchio, lyrics: Bucci, inspired by the poem "Kubla Khan, a vision in a dream", written by Samuel Taylor
The golden shadow
Of the pleasure dome
Floated midway on the waves
Of the river Alph
did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure dome decree...
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Down to a sunless sea
miles of fertile ground with towers and walls
were girdled round
And here were gardens bright
With sinuous... rills
here were forests, forests as
ancient as the hills
Enfolding sunny, spots of greenery"
A mystic reign on the Asian coast was
A miracle of rare device...
A sunny pleasure-dome was built
Over the winding enchanting icy caves
among the sacred lands
From a raging dance of rocks,
since the dawn of Time
It flings up the holy
In this ageless tumult, Kubla Khan heard from
Far Ancestral voices prophesying... war!
...a vision in a dream!
And beyond wood and dale there was
An endless abyss where the river
Would sank in
turmoil to a lifeless ocean
Alight by the shine of
A feeble waning moon
Lost in the sky
...and still some whispers in the
remind us again the beauty of Xanadu!