Empire Ants

Album: Plastic Beach (2010)
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  • Oh joy's arise
    The sun has come again to hold you
    Sailing out the doldrums of the whole week
    The polyphonic prairies here, it's all around you
    It's all around you, out here

    And if the whole world is crashing down
    Fall through space out of mind again
    Where the emptiness we leave behind on warm air rising
    Blows all the shadows far away

    The falling alcohol empire, is here to hold you
    Rolling out and haunted 'til it sleeps

    Little memories, marching on
    Your little feet, working the machine
    Will it spin, will it soar
    My little dream, working the machine

    Soon like a wave that pass will fall
    And closing in on you they're going on

    Little memories
    Your little feet, working the machine
    Will it spin, will it soar
    My little dream, working the machine

    Soon like a wave that pass will fall
    And closing in on you they're going on Writer/s: DAMON ALBARN, JAMIE HEWLETT, LITTLE DRAGON
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Jdfromfla from Florida2020 and another polyphonic prayer is here, its all around us....this time its not plastic making islands out to sea, its a disease stacking up bodies like cordwood and humanity haunted by memories of life before it....Damen and Yukimi and the boys from The Clash made, in my opinion one of the very best arrangements in history and a classic for the ages.
  • Daniel from Indianapolis, InThis song is absolutely incredible. It’s sad that it’s 2019 and this is the first comment.
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