emmeline

Empire

RISE


Lyrics

EMPIRE

I’ve settled into a life now
I run at midnight through town
Past pretty cottages with tree lights shining down
I’ve got a new sense of wonder
I’ve got a new peace of mind
I’ve learned that bruises are colors that fade over time

And you, you’re less than a shadow
And I, I’m stronger than I know most days, most days

I’m not a box that you check in
I’m not a name to be given
I am an empire
More than a hand to be holding
More than a heart to be broken
I am an empire

I do whatever I want now
I wrinkle sheets on both sides
And all the things that used to be ours are mine
I’ve got a dog and a future
I’ve got an identity
I’ve learned that it’s never too late to follow a dream

And you, you’re less than a ghost now
And I, I’ll figure this all out someday, someday

I’m not a box that you check in
I’m not a name to be given
I am an empire
More than a hand to be holding
More than a heart to be broken
I am an empire

Oh…

I’m not a box that you check in
I’m not a name to be given
I am an empire
More than a hand to be holding
More than a heart to be broken
I am an empire