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Album Empire


by Queensryche. Buy album CD: Other Songs A - W


1. Best I Can

A child alone in daddy's room,
the gun was hidden here.
No one home to catch me when I fall.
A young man now a private chair.
I've seen the world through a bitter stare but my dream is
still alive.
I'm going to be the best I can I want to be a busy man,
I want to see a change in the future.
I'm gonna make the best of what I have.
I want to to write for a magazine,
I'm gonna be the best they've ever seen.
I know I'll win if give it all I can.
I won't let go, gotta make the grade.
No, I won't let it go
To be the best man, the best man that I can.
Back street hoop star you've got it good.
You were the wonder of the crumbling neighborhood.
Now taking bids on the next six digit plan.
Showed me that came intod so long,
I'm alone thinking about you, Jet City Woman.
Got to find my way home to her, Jet City Woman.
I see her face everywhere I look! Jet City Woman.
Just a thousand miles and I'll be there,
Jet City Woman, to make the clouds go away.
Time for some blue sky!
Waited so long now the plane's delayed an hour,
reminds me of all our days apart.
Hold on, just a little longer.
Jet City Woman, wonder where I'd be, you're the air to me.
Jet City Woman, eyes like rain, rain down on me,
Jet City Woman. No more nights alone,
I'm almost home now, Jet City Woman.
Close my eyes, I'm there in my Jet City.

2. The Thin Line

Another hungry look in her eyes again.
Pacing the floor, the hunt begins.
Skin-tight leather provides my pleasure.
Wake my fear, surge with the pressure.
Walk away and leave forever, do I dare?
Raise my eyes, she stands.
Holding out healing hands... are you happy now?
I walk the thin line for you,
do just what you say to, with fear as my friend,
I walk the thin line one more time for you.
Addictive face pretending,
don't speak the word.
Forbidden sin relenting,
I barely heard... screams of entry blur my vision.
Wake my fear of Divine Intervetion,
crawl away and bleed forever,
if you dare.
Hand on mouth the game goes on.
Love, our stage to play upon. Are you happy now?
I walk the thin line for you,
do just what you say to.
With fear as my friend I walk the thin one more time for
you.
I walk the thin line for you,
do just what you say to.
I walk the thin line for you,
do just what you say to,
with fear as my friend I walk the thin line one more time
for you.

3. Jet City Woman

Every time I leave you say you won't be there and you're
always there.
Every time I cry your name at night you pull close and say
it's alright.
I look in your eyes, just like the rain washing me, rain
wash over me.
Touching your face, I feel the heat of your heartbeat echo
in my head like a scream.
What you do to me! Waited so long I can't wait another day
without you, Jet City Woman.
It's a long way, home to my Jet City Woman.
I see her face everywhere, can't get her out my mind.
Whenever I'm alone I'm thinking there's a part missing from
my life.
Wonder where I'd be without your love holding me together
now I'm watching the time tick,
tick away. Face grows longer every day,
fortunes are lost on the women I've seen but without you I
can't breathe.
You're the air to me! Waite

4. Della Brown

You've got a cardboard house,
live there all the time.
Keep your memories tied with string.
The gace that many once-adored,
twenty years gone maybe more.
Somewhere you lost the dream.
Mama watched your every move,
but now you're alone. She's been gone for a while.
Daddy left some time ago,
fading years pass too slow.
He's the only one, could make you smile -
oh, you're still crying -
big city bound.
Gonna make you mark.
Read your name in the lights all the ads and people say,
beauty lets you get your way.
Tried your best to prove them right but living on the
streets ain't bad,
sad people make you glad.
Pardon me, could you spare some change? -
oh, you're still crying -
street corner girl.
Watch the crowd go by,
fill your tin can with life.
Summer days tend to slip away like your men you couldn't
make them stay.
Hard to choose, whiskey or a wife.
Sometimes you wonder where's the end.
Where you goin' where you been?
Happiness seems so hard to win.
Most never care to find, Della Brown sees it all the time.
Looking for that man to make her smile again.

5. Another Rainy Night

Don't slam the door on your way out.
Don't leave without saying goodbye,
another long distance night alone,
you leave me wanting, always leave me wanting more.
Last word today, coming home to stay?
Wouldn't that be nice, for a while?
But now my take-out food is growing cold
and the candle's burned a hole in the floor
and I'm still waiting for the ring of the phone.
I'm all alone.
And it's another rainy night without you.
Guess I'll leave the light on for you.
It's just another rainy night without you.
Listen, there's foghorn blowing,
from the coast tonight.
Remember making love in the rain?
Strange how laughter looks like crying with no sound.
Raindrops taste like tears,
without the pain.
I'm not much without you,
can't leave if I wanted to.
Maybe that's why you stay around,
but tonight I'll sit here tending the fire and
pace the floor one hundred times in an hour.
And check the voice-mail for a message you've called.
I'm all alone.
And it's another rainy night without you.
Waiting by the phone, alone.
And it's another rainy night, without you.
Guess I'll leave the light on gor you.
I know I've said it before.
Hate the sound of the closing door,
and your footsteps walking away.
But now my takeout food is growing cold
and the candle's burned a hole in the floor.
And I'm still waiting for the ring of the phone.

Guess I'll leave the light for you.
It's just another rainy night,
another rainy night, another rainy night without you.

6. Empire

Last night the word came down, ten dead in Chinatown.
Innocent, their only crime was being in the wrong place at
the wrong time.
Too bad, people say, what's wrong with the kids today?
Tell you right now they've got nothing to lose.
They're building EMPIRE!
Johnny used to work after school at the cinema show.
Gotta hustle if he wants an education,
he's got a long way to go.
Now he's out on the street all day selling
Crack to the people who pay.
Got an AK-47 for his best friend.
Business the American way.
Eastside meets Westside downtown.
No time the walls fall down.
Can't you feel it coming?
EMPIRE!
Can't you hear it calling?
Black man trapped again,
holds his chains in his hand.
Brother killing brother for the profit of another,
game point, nobody wins. Decline, right on time.
What happened to the dream sublime?
Tear it all down we'll put it up again.
Another EMPIRE?
Eastside meets Westside downtown.
No time, no line, the walls fall down.
Can't you feel it coming? EMPIRE!
Can't you hear it coming? EMPIRE!
Can't someone here stop it...?

7. Resistance

Protests in New York.
Listen to the call of the wild.
Brother, sisters carrying signs.
Breathe deep before it's too late.
The sky is falling burning your eyes.
Down in New Orleans river's boiling.
Nothing living, nothing to eat.
Thank the Lord, daddy's working 8-5.
Paying the doctor, baby's got cancer.
Give and take.
Has all we've learned been wrong?
Look around at what we've taken too long.
Resistance - shouts the man on the right.
Can't solve the problem overnight.
Resistance - listen to the call of the wild.
Burning coal.
Got to keep the company warm as the rain keeps killing the
trees.
Cut'em down quick.
Pay the man his wage,
he's making paper to fuel the "Information Age".
Out in the midwest, hear the roar of the plough,
turning grassland into sand.
Got to feed the people more everyday but the wind keeps
blowing the land away.

Resistance - liberal opposition crying violation. Stop the
madness.
Resistance - through the din, one voice we should hear.
Resistance - listen to the call of the wild.
There's no easy solution.
The price is high, and it's time to pay.
Turn on the century vision, focused on a better way.
Resistance - shouts the man on the right.
Can't solve the problem overnight.
Resistance - liberal opposition crying violation.
Stop the madness.
Resistance - through the din, one voice we should hear.
Resistance - listen to the call of the wild.

8. Silent Lucidity

Hush now, don't you cry.
Wipe away the teadrop from your eye.
You're lying safe in bed.
It was all a bad dream spinning in your head.
Your mind tricked you to feel the pain of someone close to
you leaving the game of life.
So here it is, another chance.
Wide awake you face the day.
Your dream is over... or has it just begun?
There's a place I like to hide.
A doorway that I run through in the night.
Relax child, you were there but only didn't realize it and
you were scared.
It's a place where you will learn to face your fears,
retrace the years and ride the whims of your mind.
Commanding in another world.
Suddenly, you hear and see this magic new dimension.
I - will be watching over you
I - am gonna help you see it through.
I - will protect you in the night.
I - am smiling next to you...
... In Silent Lucidity
If you open your mind for me you won't rely on open eyes to
see.
The walls you built within come tumbling down,
and a new world will begin.
Living twice at once you learn you're safe from pain in the
dream domain.
A soul set free to fly, a round trip journey in your head.
Master of illusion,
can you realize your dream's alive,
you can be the guide but...

9. Hand On Heart

All eyes were staring you floated through the room.
Armed with your razor smile cutting to the bone.
My voice fell useless you flashed a quick "Hello".
Feeling the fool, could you tell it showed?
But that was "Sometime Ago.",
a memory vague and fading slow,
of somewhere I'd been.
HAND ON HEART.
Apromise, a word, and a voice.
HAND ON HEART.
A rhythm of hope and choice will keep us together.
I don't know know if I can reach that high.
It's a long way to fall. Hauntingly holding my fate, with a
gaze.
Like a child mesmerized by the candle's flame.
Oh what lies behind those eyes, I could only guess.
That certain way you stood apart from all the rest.
Now where is "Sometime Ago"?
When everything moved in slow - mo-tion.
Caught by my watering eye.
HAND ON HEART.
A promise, a word and a voice.
HAND ON HEART.
A rhythm of hope, and a vision of choice.
HAND ON HEART.
Promising I'll never go.
HAND ON HEART.
For reasons you'll never know.
Together through thick and thin.
Lose or win, I'll be there for you.
Strange how the mind changes time and time again.
Things once important, now pale in comparison.

I promise girl, Hand On Heart.

10. One And Only

In my life, giving me hope and the new start that I have.
I won't let go, gotta make the grade. No, I won't let it go
To be the best man, the best man that I can.
Step by step I dream the plan from my chair to walking man.
This constant dream is on my mind. Chase the light I see
ahead.
Luminate the path I tread.
I live to be the best I can.
Now I'm moving forward and I'm never looking back.
Straight ahead, focused on the big attack.
On a roll and I'm never showing down.
I won't be torn between the man in the chair and the man
that's in my dream.
I'm going to melt the two men into one.
I won't let go, gotta make the grade I set. No, I won't let
it go to be the best man,
the best man that I can.

Back in '86 February and a special number I just had to
know is this feeling real.
I picked up the phone I was one step closer to the danger
zone.
I knew she'd steal my heart away but I know I couldn't live
without her love.
The first time she looked at me, her smile stayed on my
mind.
I never thought I'd ever meet a woman of her kind.
Now I'm lost in a lover's daze and I'm not walking out.
Gonna give my heart away and hope that she will always
stay.
Call for me, run to me whenever you are lonely.
Call for me, run to me lady love.
Won't you come and show me that precious smile and maybe
stay for a little while.
Close the door, toss the key, say that you will always be
my one and only.
Looking back it seems to me the message in her eyes left a
lasting spell on me.
A feeling I can't hide.
Now I'm lost in a lover's daze and I'm not walking out.
Gonna give my heart away and hope that she will always
stay.
Call for me, run to me. Whenever you are lonely call for
me, run to me my lady love.
Won't you come and show me that precious smile and maybe
stay for a little while.
Treat me to your sense of taste and style.
Together we can walk the miles.
Close the door, toss the key, say that you will always be
my one and only.

11. Anybody Listening?

You and I long to live like wind upon the water.
If we close our eyes,
we'll maybe realize there's more to life than what we have
known.
And I can't believe I've spent so long living lies I knew
were wrong inside,
I've just begun to see the light.
Long ago there was a dream, had to make a choice or two.
Leaving all I loved behind, for what nobody knew.
Stepped out on the stage, a life under lights and judging
eyes.
Now the applause has died and I can dream again...
Is there anybody listening?
Is there anyone that sees what's going on?
Read between the lines, critisize the words they're
selling.
Think for yourself and feel the walls become sand beneath
your feet.
Feel the breeze?
There's so near you can almost taste the freedom,
there's a warm wind from the south. Hoist the sail and
we'll be gone,
by morning, this will all seem like a dream.
And if I don't return to sing the song, maybe just as well.
I've seen the news and there's not much I can do... alone.
Is there anybody listening?
Is there anyone who smiles without a mask?
What's behind the words -
images they know will please us?
I'll take what's real.
Bring up the lights.
Is there anybody listening?
Is there anyone that sees what's going on?
Read between the lines, criticize the words they're
selling.
Think for yourself and feel the walls...
become sand beneath your feet.



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