Empty Chairs, Empty Tables Lyrics

Michael Ball


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Alain Albert Boublil, Claude Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer
album: Track 17 in album The Best of Michael Ball
release date: 1998-6-1
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Pop
styles: Vocal
length: 2:56
vocal: Michael Ball
lyricist: Herbert Kretzmer
composer: Claude-Michel Schönberg

Cover Art

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There's a grief that can't be spoken
There's a pain goes on and on
Empty chairs at empty tables
Now my friends are dead and gone.

Here they talked of revolution
Here it was they lit the flame
Here they sang about 'tomorrow'
And tomorrow never came

From the table in the corner
They could see a world reborn
And they rose with voices ringing
I can hear them now
The very words that they had sung
Became their last communion
On the lonely barricade at dawn!

Oh my friends, my friends, forgive me
That I live and you are gone.
There's a grief that can't be spoken
There's a pain goes on and on.

Phantom faces at the window
Phantom shadows on the floor
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more.

Oh my friends, my friends, don't ask me
What your sacrifice was for
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will sing no more.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 A Song for You
  • 2 Sunset Boulevard
  • 3 Holland Park
  • 4 Love Changes Everything
  • 5 No-One Cries Anymore
  • 6 One Step Out of Time
  • 7 We Break Our Own Hearts
  • 8 Call on Me
  • 9 As Dreams Go By
  • 10 Everyday Everynight
  • 11 No More Steps to Climb
  • 12 A House Is Not a Home
  • 13 Maria
  • 14 Beautiful Heartache
  • 15 It's Still You
  • 16 If I Can Dream
  • 17 Empty Chairs, Empty Tables
  • 18 Always on My Mind
  • 19 Simple Affair of the Heart
  • 20 On Broadway