Empire, No More

from by Brent Holcomb

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based on "America: A Prophecy" by William Blake
and "His Dark Materials" by Philip Pullman


The morning comes
The night decays
The watchmen leave their stations
The grave is burst
The bones of death that lay heavy, unawakened
They wake
They breathe
Reviving shake
Invoking movement
Breathing an awakening
Blameless men
Held captive by their dreams
Whose bonds and bars are breaking
They wake
They breathe
This was the end of all places and the last of all worlds
The end of all places and the last of all worlds
Empty air
Hopeless faces
Shut up in darkness and in sighing
From cloudy dreams
Awake, my soul, and sing!
They look behind with every step believing it's a dream
The sun has left the darkness and found a brighter morning
Fair moon, Rejoice!
Your cloudless night is not a dream
Empire is no more
The Lion and Wolf shall cease


from Empire, No More, released September 19, 2014
Brent Holcomb: piano, vocals, string arrangement
Joe Burton: string programming
Bobby Duke: drums



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