"Empire" as written by Sergio Pizzorno and Christopher Karloff....
Too much information
Well I said you're good for nothing
Come on to the back
I said your needles count for something
Guess I'd better sell you now
Guess I'd be around

Singing for your questions
But you've stolen all of my answers
Too much entertainment drove
And that's not all the colour
Tell me that you've seen a ghost
I'll tell you what to fear the most

Stop!
I said it's happening again!
We're all wasting away!
We're all wasting away!

Too much information
Well I said you're good for nothing
Stitch your part of counterfeit
I said your far out here
Taking at the roads
Where you're taken for the simple codes

Swimming with the fishes
While the serpent waves his tongue
With a belly full of splinters
Now you see that I'm the one
Tell me that you've seen a ghost
I'll tell you what to fear the most

Stop!
I said it's happening again!
We're all wasting away!
We're all wasting away!


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"Empire" as written by Sergio Pizzorno Christopher Karloff

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  • +3
    General CommentI thought this was song meanings, its not a review sight, i think this song is based on the poem Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen The poem is about the 1st world war as Kasabians video for empire is a war.
    It is a great song!
    lanwanchanon August 31, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentDulce at decorum est pro patria mori means 'It is sweet and appropriate to die for one's country'
    lanwanchanon August 31, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIf Youve seen the kasabian .making off. for thi svideo on mtv they say its about disobeying orders and standing up for what yoy belive in. in the video they show this as acting out liek bohemians in a war situation and by disobying thier orders to fight and die for thier country they are subsequenctly blow the fuck up.
    timeforheroes6on September 04, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentwhat is wrong with this site?
    Every song has something wrong with the lyrics, they don't even make sense!
    If you want us to find the meanings, atleast put the correct lyrics for gods sake
    laydixrandomon December 22, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIts an anti war song.

    As pointed out the song is inspired by the Wilfred Owen poem Dulce et Decorum est and parallels the futility of dying for ones country in WW1 as accounted for by Owen, with the unquestioning desire of the western world for going into Afghanistan to give the Taliban a good whacking post 9/11 (“Stop, I said its happening again”)
    Batron June 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a brilliant song, good video too

    Too much information
    Well I said you can fall off it

    should be,
    well i said you're good for nothing
    :)
    buntyvsbeanoon August 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is a class act, the whole album is, Kasabian have proved their worth, which is something mega if you keep in mind they made galactic tunes such as club foot, LSF and reason for treason. The video is awesome, i think its the crimean war (but not sure), it brings out the 'gang' aspect of what a good band is all about. Proper inspiring.
    wholovesya,baby?on August 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti did that poem for an exam
    and i can understand the connection
    i however don't think it's about war itself
    more life and possibly a situation with a girl
    and using war as the theme in the video was more symbolic than literal
    fucking amazing song whatever
    harlequinxgirlon September 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy spelling was way too bad in that sorry
    timeforheroes6on September 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song....so glad it got 2 number 1,
    WESTY_6on September 08, 2006   Link

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