Empire

04:38

Lyrics

 

Dancers streaked out in their midnight rays

looking backwards on their brighter days

Fortune lovers speak of loss and fate

breaking down all the much-too-late

 

I am reeling with miles of rust

Slowly building an empire of dust

 

Lonely churches in the falling snow

the silent cars in their silent rows

Pushing backwards through the hail and wind

too busy thinking of the might-have-been

 

I am reeling with miles of rust

Slowly building an empire of dust

 

Bright as fire

a lone desire

winding higher

out to you

 

Floating headaches on the silly storm

the broken noises from a wasted horn

All the thinking that I thought I left

back with a lover too much like the rest

 

I am reeling with miles of rust

Slowly building an empire of dust

 

(From the album Seven Years Now)

music & lyrics by James Houlahan

published by Gumbo Luvah Music