Words and music by Ellsworth Hall.
The video version of the song "Saint Augustus" from the first eponymously titled Aethellis album featuring Ellsworth Hall, Mark Van Natta, Chris and Erik Marks, and Mike Harrington.
Saint Augustus/Augustinus was the Bishop of Hippo (in Western North Africa, one of the regional councils along with Carthage and Rome) in the 4th and 5th centuries who witnessed Rome's collapse and watched the governing bodies wax and wane with astonishing rapidity. A Neoplatonist, he was struck by the corruption and commented, "Without justice, what is sovereignty but organised brigandage?"
The lyrics are written from the viewpoint of those who followed the Bishop and were questioning their place in the calamitous events.