The Rise Of An Empire

by Emo Empire

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1.
Demons 04:15
I locked the doors of my own home I went to bed and my temperature ran cold The chemicals, like sedatives, so unrelenting Just like the Moon, a cyclic shift My heart will race and my mind begins to drift And I feel that way that I felt sometimes in darker days When I’m in that place and the darkness falls Can I count on you when the demons call? And so begins the game of wait The light and dark in time will separate The medicines and miracles were all a waste When I’m in that place and the darkness falls Can I count on you when the demons call? Now is the time, Today is the day Don’t let it hold you down another hour, Escape Now is the time, Today is the day When I’m in that place that the darkness falls Can I count on you when the demons call? When I freeze with fear and my hope is dry Will you come to me? Will you hear my cry if I call your name? Will you hear your name when the darkness falls? I am not alone when the demons call
2.
Started out just an ordinary morning til I got the feeling things would change I saw your face and I knew that I was going to make it through the day I was lost and lonely Broken before you found me You are the only place I can escape from it all Hold it close so that it never goes away Hold it close so that it never goes away Started out just an ordinary person til I got the feeling things would change Saw your face and I knew my life was never going to be the same I was lost and lonely Broken before you found me You are the only place I can escape from it all Run down, bruised and listless Hopeless before I knew this You are the only place I can escape from it all Hold it close so that it never goes away Hold it close so that it never goes away When I’ve lost my way, When I fear the day When I’m trapped inside, When I cannot hide You’re my escape I was lost and lonely Broken before you found me You are the only place I can escape from it all Run down, bruised and listless Hopeless before I knew this You are the only place I can escape from it all Hold it close so that it never goes away Hold it close so that it never goes away Started out just an ordinary morning until I got the feeling things would change
3.
It doesn’t surprise me that there were years of grieving It doesn’t surprise me the land was occupied It doesn’t surprise that people were arrested for a justice they had always been denied But what surprised me was how many people bought it We sit and watched them But we did not think it through You’ll never understand Until they come for you When you see it happen what action will you choose? You will find yourself alone when there’s nothing left to lose It didn’t surprise me that people have opinions It didn’t surprise me that it made it to The News It didn’t surprise me that people used free speech to protest others with beliefs they disapproved But what surprised me was how many people bought it We bound and gagged them But we did not think it through You’ll never understand Until they silence you When you see it happen what action will you choose? You will find yourself alone when there’s nothing left to lose When there’s nothing left to lose When there’s nothing left to lose You will find yourself alone
4.
Cover my face with both my hands I feel a weight I can’t withstand There is nothing more to this There is nothing more Be on guard Faith is hard, hard to chase Descry my face, feel both my hands There is no weight we can’t withstand There is so much more to this There is so much more Roads will be, but paths are only where we’ve been You and me and there is nothing in-between Dreams are free but all dark thoughts incur a fee Faith is hard to chase
5.
I feel nothing but the pain but I hope for better days I feel scars of my afflictions to the point of my distain Confusion came, chaos reigned Some have gone before me and live to tell the story But still nobody knows directions to the road to recovery I know it won’t be easy and even if it kills me I will spend my life searching for the road to recovery I am woken by your voice in the silence of the night And if I stare at my reflection I can see you in my eyes Dejection came, darkness reigned Some have gone before me and live to tell the story But still nobody knows directions to the road to recovery I know it won’t be easy and even if it kills me I will spend my life searching for the road to recovery Many others in the past Have set off to not come back I will search these lonely streets If there earth beneath my feet like a traveller I will roam, roam I feel nothing but the pain Some have gone before me and live to tell the story But still nobody knows directions to the road to recovery I know it won’t be easy and even if it kills me I will spend my life searching for the road to recovery I will spend my life searching for the road to recovery I will spend my life searching for the road to recovery
6.
Alive 05:40
We need to win this fight Are you bowing out? Are you bowing out? You promised me we’d cope Then the rain came down and I filled with doubt Breathe The future is an open door Just Breathe The Present’s not the gift I’d hoped for Take, take a moment to appreciate you I find it hard to concentrate The moment consumes the day Third place waiting for a second chance has left a fierce denial that I will long embrace If it means that you’re alive We made it to the storm but never made it out Never made it out I promised you we’d cope But as the rain came down you were filled with doubt Breathe, The future is an open door Just Breathe, The Present’s not the gift I’d hoped for Take, take a moment to appreciate you I find it hard to concentrate The moment consumes the day Third place waiting for a second chance has left a fierce denial that I will long embrace If it means that you’re alive The only chance I feel I have, I will survive if you’re still alive The only chance I feel I have, I will survive if you’re still alive The only chance I feel I have, I will survive if you’re still alive The only chance I feel I have, I will survive if you’re still alive if you’re still alive Breathe The future is an open door Just Breathe The Present’s not the gift I’d hoped for Take, take a moment to appreciate you I find it hard to concentrate The moment consumes the day Third place waiting for a second chance has left a fierce denial that I will long embrace If it means that you’re alive Take, take a moment to appreciate you I find it hard to concentrate The moment consumes the day Third place waiting for a second chance has left a fierce denial that I will long embrace If it means that you’re alive
7.
Back to the start Can’t help but feeling the way that I do Memories flood I think back to us. Then I think back to you Back to the start Take it from me, you don’t want to be alone when you walk that road I’m telling you now the choices you make is the length that it goes Take it from me you don’t want to be alone End of the day It’s late in the evening where any strength fades It’ll be a long night, can’t wait for the morning to take this away End of the day Take it from me You don’t want to be alone When you walk that road

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Seven Emo Empire tracks, taken from 2017-2019 releases, have had parts added and rerecorded before being remixed and remastered worthy of a 2021 release.

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released February 5, 2021

All music and lyrics written by Billy Edwards,

All vocals, drums, guitar, bass, keyboards by Billy Edwards except:
Bass in My Escape by Steve Whimster
Backing vocals in Nothing Left To Lose & Alive by Penny Merton & Sarah Vukona
Shared vocals in The Chase by Molly Northcott

Mixing & mastering by Billy Edwards.

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