I often like to post re-creations of ancient music. Supposedly, the “Song of Seikilos” is the oldest that has music and lyrics. It is Greek, dating from around 100 CE.
The words can be translated as,
While you live, shine
have no grief at all
life exists only for a short while
and time demands an end.
And a commenter says wait, that ancient tune is on the sound track of Sid Meier’s game Civilization 5.
But I just wanted to stay in the Bronze Age, sending out caravans, not progress to railroads and rocket ships.
Time demands an end.