Who Sang Empire? David Byrne

David Byrne Grown Backwards cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2004-3-15
Genre: Rock
Style: Art Rock/Indie Rock
length: 4:13
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Lyrics
In national elections
In songs raised on high
With stirring emotions
As tears fill your eyes

In democratic fever
For national defense
I am a mountain
I am a mountain
I am a mountain
Like birds upon a fence
Like birds upon a fence

Young artists and writers
Please heed the call
What's good for business
Is good for us all

And as it is in Nature
So it is in life
The weak among us with perish
The weak among us with perish
The weak among us with perish
The strong alone will survive
The strong alone will survive

Voices like thunder
Decisions like steel
The past and the future
They belong to us all

From every mountain
The water and the air
The world that we've created
The world that we've created
The world that we've created
By working hand in hand
By working hand in hand

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Glass, Concrete & Stone
  • 2 The Man Who Loved Beer
  • 3 Au Fond du Temple Saint
  • 4 Empire
  • 5 Tiny Apocalypse
  • 6 She Only Sleeps
  • 7 Dialog Box
  • 8 The Other Side of This Life
  • 9 Why
  • 10 Pirates
  • 11 Civilization
  • 12 Astronaut
  • 13 Glad
  • 14 Un di Felice, Eterea
  • 15 Lazy

  • Release information
    label: Nonesuch
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 075597982626
    script: Latin