"Empathy" as written by Liam Coverdale-howe, Chris Corner, Ian Pickering and David Lamb....
Her innocence is above me
Today is dead she's around my head
Between my history between my headphones
This is her home forever her home

But I can't be her brother
To empower her to become her
Trawl through this forgiveness
My memory's so empathy low

This attitude beneath her
It's evident it denies us
Proves herself to be closer
But not me forever not me

This sickness avoids all cure
Imperfection my downfall
Learn myself through symptoms
My memory's so
Empathy low

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"Empathy" as written by David Lamb Chris Corner

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    General CommentChris: "It plays with androgyny and incest. I think that the reason for love is that people want to become one person, this super adrogynous person. It's a personal things, I don't want to sound like a pervert... erm.. okay. It's about a specific person that I am in love with. It's about wanting to become that person, wanting to be inside that person, to be everything to that person; brother, father, mother.. everything."
    thornykinson July 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe acoustic version of this is absolutely wonderful. It has a totally different feel from the other one, I think. more haunting. I think it makes the lyrics stand out more.
    ElyseKernon November 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI am surprised that anyone knows the meaning of the song's title. Very surprised there are comments.
    FatBottomedGurlon December 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this song expressed the feelings of a closeted transgendered male, wishing to embrace the female within, but feeling too ashamed to free her. I would love to know which interview features Chris' giving clues to it's meaning. It's a very moody song regardless of it's lyrics.
    shannon9sqon May 19, 2016   Link

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