Who Sang Empire? The Black Angels

The Black Angels Passover cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2006-4-11
Genre: Rock Blues
Style: Garage Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 5:36
vocal: Christian Bland and Alex Maas
mixer: Erik Wofford
electric guitar: Christian Bland and Nate Ryan
recording engineer: Erik Wofford
electric bass guitar: Christian Bland, Alex Maas and Nate Ryan
percussion: Stephanie Bailey
drums (drum set): Stephanie Bailey
effects: Jennifer Raines
Some other versions of "Empire"

Lyrics
Oh, the empires calling,
Trying to hear his voice,
While he's preaching to the choir,
And that choir is death and noise.

And he closes up his fist, and he sees if they exist.

Angels with broken wings,
Melodic harmonies she sings.
She brings you white daffodils,
You place them on your windowsill.

Then you open up your fist, and you see if they exist.

Well you sit in dark forests,
You've been there for quite a while.
And when they come to take you,
You just sit and smile.

You say, “Hey, you take this. I'm gonna see if you exist.”

Oh it's time to leave here,
And I still have my knife,
And it's pressed up against my body,
Tonights gonna be the night.

And I cut my own wrist, just to see if I exist.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Young Men Dead
  • 2 The First Vietnamese War
  • 3 The Sniper at the Gates of Heaven
  • 4 The Prodigal Sun
  • 5 Black Grease
  • 6 Manipulation
  • 7 Empire
  • 8 Better Off Alone
  • 9 Bloodhounds on My Trail
  • 10 Call to Arms

  • Release information
    label: Light in the Attic Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 826853001823
    script: Latin