The National - Fake Empire Lyrics

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Stay out super late tonight
Picking apples, making pies
Put a little something in our lemonade
And take it with us

We're half awake in a fake empire
We're half awake in a fake empire

Tiptoe through our shiny city
With our diamond slippers on
Do our gay ballet on ice
Bluebirds on our shoulders

We're half awake in a fake empire
We're half awake in a fake empire

Turn the light out, say goodnight
No thinking for a little while
Let's not try to figure out everything at once
It's hard to keep track of you falling through the sky

We're half awake in a fake empire
We're half awake in a fake empire
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Fake Empire
  • 2 Mistaken for Strangers
  • 3 Brainy
  • 4 Squalor Victoria
  • 5 Green Gloves
  • 6 Slow Show
  • 7 Apartment Story
  • 8 Start a War
  • 9 Guest Room
  • 10 Racing Like a Pro
  • 11 Ada
  • 12 Gospel


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Bryce D. Dessner, Matthew D. Berninger
    album: Track 1 in album Boxer
    release date: 2007-5-22
    popularity : 109 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Acoustic
    length: 3:26
    composer: Matt Berninger, Bryce Dessner
    lyricist: Matt Berninger, Bryce Dessner
    Album Information
    label: Beggars Banquet
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 607618025212
    script: Latin