Last Night Of An Empire

from Last Night Of An Empire by Imogen Heap

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Vocals, programming, instruments, mixing - Imogen Heap
Studio Assistant - Alexis Michallek
Mastering - Simon Heyworth

Recorded and mixed at The Hideaway Studio, London
www.thehideaway.studio

lyrics

One down two to go
They multiply on impact for the show
But we didn't switch off
So freedom took a long sad bow for us
Dropped and hung behind the curtain,
Red as the operating rooms worsen
Sense a wrong, doom scroll on, to less important ills

Why aren't we running for the hills?
Or hunting for the kill

Dance Like You're On Fire
Oh you might as well
Your Last Rites sung by choir
You can't control this anyway

Dance Like You're On Fire
Oh go crazy on yourself
It's the Last night of an empire

In the light of No truths
As sure as sea levels are rising
In the spin of breaking news
You dropped your confidence in happiness
And your innocence

This data indignity, that hoodwinked for a great awakening
Meanwhile everything you ever cared about
Got hot swapped out for someone else's twisted dream

We should be running for the hills
No one's got the will anymore
I haven't got the will
Click Buy Ugh
Dance Like You're On Fire
Oh go crazy on yourself
Your Last Rites sung by choir
You can't control this anyway
Dance like you're not a liar
Oh you might as well
It's the Last night of an empire

So it's come to this
We're in biz
Systemic hysterics
Normalising disbelief

Temper temper
Hate thy neighbour
That is unless you agree
Slam, Pow, Bam, Whack
KaBoom, KaPow, Bam, Crack what the
Just go and switch another episode on
What the?

Dance Like You're On Fire
Oh you might as well
Your Last Rites sung by choir
You can't control this anyway

Dance Like You're On Fire
Oh go crazy on yourself
It's the Last night of an empire

Just go and switch another episode on
Turn the world off while you twiddle your thumbs
A population toughs it out until dawn
Don't miss your putting buddies down on the lawn

Just go and switch another episode on
Turn the world off while you twiddle your thumbs
A population toughs it out until dawn
Don't let the serious stuff distract you from
Your madness, your illness, somebody get this guy a doctor a doctor, doctor doctor doctor!!
We should be running for the hills, ah
Or hunting for the kill, ah
Why aren't we running for the hills
Or Hunting for the kill

credits

from Last Night Of An Empire, released December 11, 2020
Sleeve design – Andy Carne
Featuring the DX17 - by Nick Ryan with special thanks to The Imperial War Museum

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