Who Sang Empty? Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson The Velvet Rope cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1997-10-4
Genre: Electronic Funk / Soul Pop
Style: RnB/Swing/Rhythm & Blues
length: 4:33
producer: Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and Janet Jackson
lead vocals: Janet Jackson
mixer: Steve Hodge
engineer: Steve Hodge
recording engineer: Steve Hodge
assistant recording engineer: Xavier Smith
instrument: Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam
arranger: Terry Lewis, Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam, Jimmy Jam, Janet Jackson and Terry Lewis
Some other versions of "Empty"

Lyrics
How could it be that you know me
My deepest fears my fantasies
Confide in you what no one knows
But it feels so real

(when I close my eyes)
I can see your face
(when I lick my lips)
I can taste your smile
(when I see your name)
My heart starts to race
(if I can't read your thoughts)
Then I feel empty
(when I close my eyes)
I feel empty
(when I close my eyes)
I feel empty
(when I close my eyes)
Whoa I feel empty
(when I close my eyes)

Is this a new way to love
Never face to face is it enough?
Does it really count or am I a fool?
So tell me please, am I wasting my time?

Your phrases
Descriptive
And through the textured words

With beauty
You post it
And use such colored verbs
We've never met
Ooh

(when I close my eyes)
I can see your face
(when I lick my lips)
I can taste your smile
(when I see your name)
My heart starts to race
(if I can't read your thoughts)
Then I feel empty
(when I close my eyes)
I feel empty
(when I close my eyes)
I feel empty
(when I close my eyes)
Whoa I feel empty
(when I close my eyes)

I'm rushin home to turn you on
Sometimes you're there sometimes you're gone
Wait for hours for your return
So tell me please, am I wasting my time?

Your phrases
Descriptive
And through the textured words

With beauty
You post it
And use such colored verbs

So tell me you think that maybe we've gone insane?
To find a, a lover and through the words of pain
We've never met
Ooh

(when I close my eyes)
I can see your face
(when I lick my lips)
I can taste your smile
(when I see your name)
My heart starts to race
(if I can't read your thoughts)
Then I feel empty
(when I close my eyes)
I feel empty
(when I close my eyes)
I feel empty
(when I close my eyes)
Whoa I feel empty
(when I close my eyes)

When I lick my lips
I can taste your smile
My heart starts to race
I can taste your smile

(when I close my eyes)
I can see your face
(when I lick my lips)
I can taste your smile
(when I see your name)
My heart starts to race
(if I can't read your thoughts)
Then I feel empty
(when I close my eyes)
I feel empty
(when I close my eyes)
I feel empty
(when I close my eyes)
Whoa I feel empty
(when I close my eyes)

(when I close my eyes)
(when I close my eyes)
(when I close my eyes)
(when I close my eyes)

Damn, Disconnected

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Twisted Elegance (interlude)
  • 2 Velvet Rope
  • 3 You
  • 4 Got 'til It's Gone
  • 5 Speaker Phone (interlude)
  • 6 My Need
  • 7 Fasten Your Seatbelts (interlude)
  • 8 Go Deep
  • 9 Free Xone
  • 10 Memory (interlude)
  • 11 Together Again
  • 12 Online (interlude)
  • 13 Empty
  • 14 Full (interlude)
  • 15 What About
  • 16 Every Time
  • 17 Tonight's the Night
  • 18 I Get Lonely
  • 19 Rope Burn
  • 20 Anything
  • 21 Sad (interlude)
  • 22 Special
  • 23 God's Stepchild

  • Release information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988006732810
    script: Latin