IF THE WORLD BURNS

by PHANTOM EMPIRE

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05:31
2.
04:02
3.
04:52
4.
04:18
5.
05:41
6.
05:23
7.
07:41

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released December 21, 2012

Tim Hewitt - Vocals and Synths
Regan Barker - Guitar and BV's
Rosanne Burdett - Drums

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PHANTOM EMPIRE Christchurch, New Zealand

Amidst thunderous earthquakes and broken buildings, an unlikely mix of three jazz school misfits (a synth player, a chick drummer and a rock guitarist) have forged a sound so large it almost defies logic. A tapestry of influences artfully drawn together, PHANTOM ΞMPIRΞ forms an electro alt-rock experience that pushes genre boundaries, yields surprises and has something for everyone. ... more

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Track Name: THE AUDITORS
VERSE 1
Send out the dove
No worlds in sight
Were shipwrecked in the stars
Light the beacon up
Request for help
Our hope hangs by a thread
Cryptic reply
Deep in the shroud
What does this all this mean
Message is clear
They'll soon be near
We wait impatiently

CHORUS
The Auditors are on their way now
Will they save or annihilate


VERSE 2
We raised our hands
In love in war
Our past an open wound
Called to the stand
Villains and whores
Testimony of shame
Reanimate
The heroes tale
Our best to testify
In the cross hairs
If looks could kill
Pull the trigger on these gods
Track Name: BLEED
VERSE 1
Give me one more hope
To believe before I let this go
I don't know
I barely need to a reason
Our love got burned
Around the corner we turned
I don't know
What happened to that feeling

CHORUS
I don't care about the love loss
Even if we bleed
I don't care about the love cost
Even if we bleed

VERSE 2
Lets go for one more dance
One more shot at our romance
Lately I've been
Feeling out of season
Hey you don't go
I know we said yes and now it's no
Give me something
Something to believe in

I don't care about the love loss
Let my mind slip when I think of the cost
Your worth 10,000 days of pain
My love will renew when I see you again
Track Name: ROLL CALL
VERSE 1
You thought it would work
This camouflage
I see you
Look so tired
I thought you'd come alone
Did you think I'd fall
For the rouse
Your armors cracked
I see through
I was sure you'd come alone

CHORUS
Roll call
No longer wish to hide
Don't fall
Just yet till the bitter end

V2
Your sure now
To make a scene
Taking time
To load your magazine
I told you to come alone
It hurt last time
You dropped your guard
A first strike
Places you in charge
Why wont you come alone
Track Name: UNIFIED
VERSE 1
My heart does not lie
Even when you shine your red light
It's my conviction
Reason never made me whole
Reason never broke the mould
It's our condition
I know who I am
The shadow of a broken man
Eternity is written on my heart
Can't take this away
Doesn't matter the hate you spray
I chewed over your words and found them wanting

CHORUS
We All suffer beneath the same sky
Unified
We All suffer for a better day
Another day we pay

VERSE 2
Hope does not rely
On a star in a distant sky
It changes our intentions
Fear is a weight unsound
you know it's gonna take you down
Freedom is not my invention
Track Name: CARTOGRAPHER
VERSE 1
Awoken from sleep colored dreams
Critical failure – alarm
Emergency meeting on the bridge
Red flashing lights – switched off to bring calm

Consensus is situations getting worse

Cartographer we need a miracle

VERSE 2
Put out the fires that still burn
Water runs deep – water runs dry
Power bleeding out switching off to conserve
Just drifting now like dust in a cosmic sea

Navigation offline time is the predator

CHORUS
Cartographer we need a miracle right now
We can only afford one more burn a trade for a home

Humanity relies we're all equals in our plight

2 of everything we needed to set up again
The earth was burned the sky turned red
History torched long since dead
Hanging lifeless in the void
We punched out and ran for the stars