The Fall Of An Empire

by Emo Empire

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1.
Routine wake in the night, feels like I just closed my eyes Staring out the numerals' gaze Only to wake in the morning to feel I’ve seen better days I can’t count the times I have woken up from you But somehow I’ll miss you when you’ve gone One look back a mosaic of a broken heart One step forward every ending has a brand new start You were a burden for so long But somehow I know I’m going to miss you when you’ve gone Wake to rise to the day, feels like a downward decline There’s got to be a better way Only to make it to evening and know I’ve seen better days I can’t count the times I have woken up from you But somehow I’ll miss you when you’ve gone One look back a mosaic of a broken heart One step forward every ending has a brand new start You were a burden for so long But somehow I know I’m going to miss you when you’ve gone One step forward every ending has a brand new start One look back a mosaic of a broken heart One step forward every ending has a brand new start Lifting the weight you laid on me Throwing the chains into the sea You were a burden for so long But somehow I know I’m going to miss you when you’ve gone
2.
Recovery 03:13
I know I make sense given half the chance I’m sorry for your time spent in advance I feel like this is going nowhere I’m sitting here but my brain is somewhere else My therapist wrote a list number one said “Goodbye” and number two said “Sorry” Number three said “Honestly, I hate to tell you that you’re never going see recovery. Don’t come back to see me” Nice couch but I don’t want to wear it out Half time from the hallway I hear you shout We both know this is going nowhere I hear your words but they just don’t seem to help My therapist wrote a list; number one said “Goodbye” and number two said “Sorry” Number three said “Honestly, I hate to tell you that you’re never going see recovery. You’re never going see recovery Don’t come back to see me” Recovery is overrated and I have understated Your advice I’ve contemplated but it seems so unrelated All the time you allocated I have appreciated Now it has eventuated you had underestimated see me My therapist wrote a list… My therapist wrote a list; number one said “Goodbye” and number two said “Sorry” Number three said “Honestly, I hate to tell you that you’re never going see recovery. You’re never going see recovery Don’t come back to see me”
3.
You feel the anxiety attack You’re in a place you wish you could turn back Emotions always cloud reality Fear never made anybody free Over before it began Over before it began I hear an eerie phantom heartbeat Can we get back to the place we were before? How can we see with our eyes so sore? We dodge the pain but invest in more Can we get back to the place we were before? How can we hear with the constant noise? There’s no beauty in a life destroyed Over before it began You and I agree to disagree On human rights and criminology Emotions always cloud reality The truth is clear but you refuse to see Over before it began Over before it began Over before it began Over before it began I hear an eerie phantom heartbeat Can we get back to the place we were before? How can we see with our eyes so sore? We dodge the pain but invest in more Can we get back to the place we were before? How can we hear with the constant noise? There’s no beauty in a life destroyed Over before it began Can we get back to the place we were before? We dodge the pain but invest in more Can we get back to the place we were before? There’s no beauty in a life destroyed (Can we get back to the place we were before?) Over before it began (Can we get back to the place we were before?) We dodge the pain but invest in more (Can we get back to the place we were before?) Can we get back to the place we were before? There’s no beauty in a life destroyed Over before it began (Can we get back to the place we were before?) Over before it began (Can we get back to the place we were before?) Over before it began (Can we get back to the place we were before?) Over before it began (Can we get back to the place we were before?)
4.
Looking back the love we had was something I needed Erosion happened over time and we were defeated Now you know what I know And I will never forget what you gave to me and I still hold you as my dearest friend I never meant it to hurt like it must have hurt you The compound of conscience has split to form fact and regret I can’t start to count the tears that fell as I waited Any love I have for you is worn and out-dated Now you know what I know And I will never forget what you gave to me and I still hold you as my dearest friend I never meant it to hurt like it must have hurt you The compound of conscience has split to form fact and regret I’m sorry for what I did to you I’m sorry for what I put you through Now you know what I know And I will never forget what you gave to me and I still hold you as my dearest friend I never meant it to hurt like it must have hurt you The compound of conscience has split And I will never forget what you gave to me and I still hold you as my dearest friend I never meant it to hurt like it must have hurt you The compound of conscience has split to form fact and regret to form fact and regret to form fact and regret to form The compound of conscience has split to form fact and regret
5.
A simple song I hope you download on your phone and you hear these words in the evening as you walk alone With every step you take you’re counting your mistakes You could walk for miles I look to brighter days with our separate ways and I know it’s for the best That scowl upon your face You’re the poster child for sulking and selfishness And my dreams came true on the day you left Your heart is cold Your only friends are on your phone and you feel this truth in the evening as you walk alone With every step you take you’re counting your mistakes You could walk for miles I look to brighter days with our separate ways and I know it’s for the best That scowl upon your face You’re the poster child for sulking and selfishness And my dreams came true on the day you left With every step you take Had to got to got to keep it together Have to got to got end it to be free forever With every step you take Had to got to got to keep it together Have to got to got end it to be free forever With every step you take Had to got to got to keep it together You’re counting your mistakes Have got to end it to be free forever This is your anthem You could walk for miles I look to brighter days with our separate ways and I know it’s for the best That scowl upon your face You’re the poster child for sulking and selfishness And my dreams came true My dreams came true My dreams came true on the day you left The time has come, commence the detox Reclaim my life again Commence the detox The time has come commence the detox Reclaim my life again My dreams came true the day you My dreams came true the day you My dreams came true the day you My dreams came true the day you
6.
Been writing songs since 92’ My brother died and it got me through You take a day at a time but you still need therapy My step dad saved my mum and me Then cancer came destroyed my family You take a day at a time but you still need therapy I wrote this song I shared this song I sold this song No-one bought this song My mum would care but now she’s gone You take a day at a time but you still need therapy My mum fought as her health decreased A rest home then rest in peace You take a day at a time but you still need therapy My real dad died of cancer too He gave me hell but I nursed him through You take a day at a time but you still need therapy I wrote this song I shared this song I sold this song No-one bought this song My mum would care but now she’s gone You take a day at a time but you still need therapy I wrote this song I shared this song I sold this song No-one bought this song I wrote this song I shared this song I sold this song No-one bought this I wrote this song I shared this song I sold this song No-one bought this song My mum would care but now she’s gone You take a day at a time but you still need therapy View, share and like but you still need therapy Shop, spend and buy but you still need therapy Say what you like but we all need therapy We all need therapy We all need therapy
7.
Marvel the divide with Anger by your side Your desperate call for help but you can’t save yourself Caution the steep drop of between with a grudge and a tank of gasoline Please don’t get burnt from the flames of your bridges burnt Set fire and walk away Do not return, drawn by the flames Please don’t get burnt from the flames of your bridges burnt You will never change and Anger stay the same Few left care to help You did this to yourself Caution the steep drop of between with a grudge and a tank of gasoline Please don’t get burnt from the flames of your bridges burnt Set fire and walk away Do not return, drawn by the flames Please don’t get burnt from the flames of your bridges burnt If in doubt take the matches out and strike the first few Erase the memories Replace the brother you knew for the sake of healing you Please don’t get burnt Please don’t get burnt Please don’t get burnt (caution the steep drop of between) Please don’t get burnt (caution the steep drop of between) Please don’t get burnt from the flames of your bridges burnt Set fire and walk away Do not return, drawn by the flames Please don’t get burnt from the flames of your bridges burnt Please don’t get burnt from the flames of your bridges burnt Set fire and walk away Do not return, drawn by the flames Please don’t get burnt from the flames of your bridges burnt (caution the steep drop of between) (caution the steep drop of between) (caution the steep drop of between) Please don’t get burnt from the flames of your bridges burnt

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The follow up to The Rise Of An Empire album. Seven more Emo Empire tracks, taken from 2016-2019 releases, have had parts added and rerecorded before being remixed and remastered worthy of a 2021 release.

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released August 2, 2021

All music and lyrics written by Billy Edwards.

All vocals, drums, guitar, bass, keyboards by Billy Edwards except:
Harmony vocals in The Numeral's Gaze by Sarah Vukona
Shared vocals in The Compound Of Conscience by Sarah Dixon
Bass guitar in Therapy by Steve Whimster
Guitar in Bridges Burnt by Regan Bell
Check his music out here: gunner9999.bandcamp.com

Mixing & mastering by Billy Edwards.

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