The gun powered had been laid.
We were so close, but yet it had failed.
They had received a letter telling them of our plan
We were so close, to ending it.
I hope my death is swift.
I am, the man who tried to blow up parliament, Guy Fawkes
Guy Fawkes was a part of a group who tried to blow up parliament, Gunpowder plot, in 1605. It failed as Fawkes was discovered under Parliament building with the gunpowder barrels. The day, the fifth of November, is remembered as Bonfire night and a ‘guy’ is burnt on a bonfire, there are also fireworks.
The Fifth of November,
Gunpowder treason and plot;
For I see no reason
Why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.