"Empire" as written by and Matt Greiner Dustin Davidson....
Skyscrapers, earth movers, ground breakers
Our buildings rival the heavens
Our bridges span the seas
Ingenuity is so cunning
Innovation is not ours
Creativity is a luxury
We build with our hands
What we have in our hearts

Fight the avalanche
You'll be buried every time
We run and run and run
Keep falling behind
Fight the avalanche
You'll be buried every time
We run and run and run
Always last in line

Before lines were lines
Before time was time
The author wrote a story
In the sky and earth below
Little do we know
We have only what we're given
Light up the sky, light up the sky
We're going where no man

Little do we know
We have only what we're given
Light up the sky
We're going where no man's forgotten
All you are is all we want
It burns inside us all
We're finding heart in giving soul
We're walking home into thin air singing

We are justice fighters with faces of fire
Many walk away, but we stand firm
We are justice fighters with faces of fire
Our decisions affect our descendants
We are justice fighters with faces of fire

Skyscrapers, earth movers, ground breakers
Our footsteps, bringing purpose, changing history
Skyscrapers, earth movers, ground breakers
Our footsteps, bringing purpose, changing history


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"Empire" as written by Dustin Davidson Brent Rambler

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    Song MeaningIt's about the 'Empire': The body of Christ
    FindMeon May 17, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningSong commentary by drummer Matt Greiner (via ReviewRinseRepeat.com):

    "’Empire’ is a song about the human race using ingenuity as a means of pride and power. The first lines are the same as the last lines in the song; "Skyscrapers, earthmovers, ground breakers." The song portrays a God-given creativity that should be used for bringing about purpose but is so often distorted and manipulated. I initially titled this song, ’Leveler; Make Level The Road For The Righteous,’ but we decided that ’Leveler’ was a much better name for the album, and thus the song was renamed.

    I was on tour in Florida last year reading Isaiah 26 when I started writing some ideas down about God calling Himself ’Leveler.’ I proposed the idea of using that as the title to the band and it wasn’t hugely popular with everyone. A few weeks later the tables turned and I was the only one that DIDN’T like the title ’Leveler’. With enough time, we were all 100% on board and the title was written in stone.

    We recorded Leveler with Jason Suecof who also produced and engineered our last record with us. Jason is a genius. He pushed me harder than I’ve ever been pushed in the five days we had to track drums. Instead of always recording the drum parts I had written, Jason pushed me to create fills and beats on the spot. Sick!" - Matt Grenier
    davidEAcoston June 14, 2011   Link
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    General Commentdis song is METAL!! \m/
    M3T4LH34Don June 12, 2011   Link

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