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False Empire

Vansguard

False Empire

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  • Not Alone
  • False Empire
  • Run To The Forest
  • Exodus
  • Syria
  • Love's Gift
  • To Be Free
  • It's Always You

Lyrics From This Album

Not Alone

VERSE 1:
Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh 4X
He was a soldier
She was his lover
They were protectors of life
He did not know
He was fighting for a lie
When he came home it was with a broken smile

VERSE 2:
Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh 2X
And she forsook him
She could not forgive him
He was just her burden
Though he begged her
He could not persuade her
He’s looking for a true friend. . .

CHORUS:
You are not alone
Seek to find a home
Together we will write a story
That is our own

VERSE 3:
Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh 2X
Journey on my friend,
Carry on
In the end you’ll be made strong
Fear not the days
Doubt not your place
You will erase this pain away

VERSE 4:
Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh 2X
On the horizon
A new city lies
It’s on the white shores of Paradise
Can you hear the cries
Saying to you. . .

CHORUS:
You are not alone
Seek to find a home
Together we will write a story
That is our own



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False Empire

INTRO:
False Empire crumbles before your eyes 2X

VERSE ONE:
We are so close to learning that there’s more.
But they got us tied to a corporate TV.
We’re feeding off of lies that come to us as a truth.
It’s no wonder there’s uneasiness in people’s eyes.

BRIDGE:
Stop tryin’ to fit in-
Get us out this false skin

CHORUS:
What we’re trying to say is lay your weapons down
What we’re trying to do is stand up and make a sound
O o wo, o wo, o wo, o o wo, o oo 2X
What we’re trying to do is show a higher way
What we’re trying to see is the end of slavery
O o wo, o wo, o wo, o o wo, o oo 2X

VERSE TWO:
There’s high demands for those who turn to greed.
The numbers in the market determine our happiness.
Can’t they see its all falling away rapidly?
They will come to see it’s a failing monopoly.

BRIDGE:
Stop tryin’ to fit in-
Get us out this false skin 2X

CHORUS:
What we’re trying to say is lay your weapons down
What we’re trying to do is stand up and make a sound
O o wo, o wo, o wo, o o wo, o oo 2X
What we’re trying to do is show a higher way
What we’re trying to see is the end of apathy
O o wo, o wo, o wo, o o wo, o oo 2X
O o wo, o wo, o wo, o o wo, o oo 2X



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Run to the Forest

VERSE ONE:
We saw the sun rise thinking it was just for you and me
But there seemed to be something different about its luminosity
Fire, fire, trailed in its wake
A bright tale awaits its glowing fate

VERSE TWO:
But no one seemed to notice what was going down
Everyone was so focused on the NASDAQ and the Dow
But those who lived in the forest heard it first in the ground
A deepening cry of war, a battle-drum sound
Boom-boom-boom 4X

CHORUS:
Run to the forest as fast as you can
Run all women, children, and man
Light and life awaits you there
Rising from the ashes, out of despair

VERSE THREE:
Summer came early; the heat took us all by surprise
Then a star appeared in the day-sky before all of our eyes
It shone white light and it lit the whole world
And the agony and ecstasy was in the very same breath
And the wonder of it all was that there was sweet life after death
And everyone was saying . . . 4X

CHORUS 2X:
Run to the forest as fast as you can
Run all women, children, and man
Light and life awaits you there
Rising from the ashes, out of despair 2X



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Exodus

VERSE ONE:
He grew up in a small town where people looked upon him and frowned
He was expected to always show up be on time for the American Dream
For a short while he played the game so well
He was the life of the party so good lookin’

Something begun to stir in him
He never felt like he quite fit in
He felt determined to walk away-

BRIDGE:
From it all
From it all

CHORUS:
O O, o oOo, O oOooo, O ooo
O O, o oOo, O oOooo, O ooo
This is your story I must tell it to the world, tell it to the world
This is her story I must tell it to the world, tell it to the world
This is his story I must tell it to the world, tell it to the world
This is our story, racing to the finish line
Racing to the finish line

VERSE TWO:
People were always asking him, “what you gonna do with your life, oh boy?”
He would just brush it off, come up with some funny reply
But deep down inside he had the answer he needs
”That college degree will bring me nowhere, but here”

When you get real close to him,
You can hear this whisper on his skin
I’ve got something special to do with my life
I will know when it-

BRIDGE:
Arrives, when it
Arrives

CHORUS:
O O, o oOo, O oOooo, O ooo
O O, o oOo, O oOooo, O ooo
This is your story I must tell it to the world, tell it to the world
This is her story I must tell it to the world, tell it to the world
This is his story I must tell it to the world, tell it to the world
This is our story, racing to the finish line
Racing to the finish line



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Syria

VERSE 1:
I turned on the news today
Syria was all over the headlines
Photos of their destruction
And the unwinding timeline of their lives
I thought, “How is this entertainment
To watch their city burn?”

VERSE 2:
Next was a video of a girl who lost her left eye
‘Cause a bomb came to seal her fate from the sky
Then there was a video of the Grammys
And who was wearing the finest satin and lace
Who talked the sweetest,
Who looked the sexiest,
Who was the most stunning,
On the red carpet of blood money (2x)

CHORUS:
One day these war-torn fields will be filled with flowers (3x)
And war will no longer take the lives of our children (2x)

BRIDGE:
We turn on the TV to see what’s going on
It doesn’t take long to see how much is wrong
And our reply is to turn a blind eye
As long as it’s not on our doorstep
We don’t have to ask why

VERSE 3:
I know their suffering, it won’t last long
Eternity has a place for their songs
They will sing it for you
They will sing it for me
They will say now we are finally free
We are redeemed
Redeemed (3x)

CHORUS:
One day these war-torn fields will be filled with flowers (5x)
And war will no longer take the lives of our children (4x)



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Loves' Gift

VERSE ONE:
Love always seeks to know its name
Through the great unknown veil thrives
Love is an ocean and within it are mountains
These places are for searching.
Many are called to conquer this song
Dreams are told through generations
Telling the tale we know best
The greatest gift are children of true love
Destined jewels of father and mother.

CHORUS:
Our heart is only as deep as the ways in which it gives
Our life is only as peaceful as the grace we share
Our tears will know not another day in our loving embrace
You will be gladdened by the joy on another’s face.

VERSE TWO:
I know we desire to grow
Down these long roads, we will prevail
I will believe in you, oh let you shine
Take this leap, and be set free
The strength in you carries us through
Be the light that finds all dark corners
Just like sunshine, you fill a room
Begin anew, our hearts will see it through

BRIDGE:
We step towards a new world
Each time we make a stand
Courage renewed in our hearts
So complete, a journey of justice
That we are to join

CHORUS:
Our heart is only as deep as the ways in which it gives
Our life is only as peaceful as the grace we share
Your tears will know not another day in his merciful embrace.



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To Be Free

INTRO: We are the 99% 4X

VERSE 1:
Watched them cross the line time after time
Paid a time for the price of their lives
They’re told to fight, it’s trite, but still they fight with all their might
Chased dreams
Occupy the streets
Nothing is as it seems when you’re trusting only in the unseen

CHORUS:
They were crying there in the dark
But fire burned in them, do you see that spark?
Then they rose up wanting to be free
And truth led them, carried them cross the sea

VERSE 2:
To be free we need to really see
We’re bound by the chains of fame’s key
They say pay me now and we’ll show you how
Then they steal your dreams . . . from under your feet
But that’s OK ‘cause you have wings
Set yourself FREE!

CHORUS:
They were crying there in the dark
But fire burned in them, do you see that spark?
Then they rose up wanting to be free
And truth led them, carried them cross the sea

OUTRO:
We are the 99% 4X
Justice to the people 4X
Justice to the people 4X
Justice to the people 4X



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It's Always You

VERSE 1:
When I want someone to talk to that can hear the beat of my heart
An understanding ear that only your depth can impart
I talk to you. It\'s always you.

VERSE 2:
When I want someone to dream with who will dance with me in the stars.
And come with me to an enchanted place to find my Excalibur.
I dream with you. It\'s always you.

CHORUS 1:
It\'s always you, your the eyes that give me vision to see.
It\'s always you. We wed in Avalon\'s garden.
Holding hands through life’s fight-as we unite.
It\'s always you.

VERSE 3:
When I want someone to lean on that can feel the pain deep inside.
It\'s good to know that, one who suffered so, beside me abides.
I lean on you. It\'s always you.

BRIDGE:
And through the years when I wished I had another.
But in the end you\'re my life - my pride , no other.
Through the pain, though I complain, I fail you so - but you forgive.
It\'s always you.

VERSE 4:
When I want someone to touch me with a tender loving hand.
You who taught me love - that touch I understand.
It\'s always you. It\'s always you.

CHORUS 2:
It\'s always you. You\'re the eyes that give me vision to see.
It\'s always you. We wed in Avalon\'s garden.
Holding hands through life’s fight-as we unite.
It\'s always you.



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