Land of the empire builders
land of the Golden West
conquered and held by free men
fairest and the best

onward and upward ever
forward on and on
hail to thee the land of heroes
yours when dead and gone

hail to thee
land of heroes
it's all yours when you're dead and gone

oooohh the afterlife (Hey!)
we know how to make life go on
oooohh the afterlife
death is not the end of this song
oooohh the afterlife

land of the rose and sunshine
land of summer's breeze
laden with health and vigor
fresh from the western sees
blest by the blood of martyrs
land of setting sun
hail to thee land of promise
the end of our system

hail to thee
land of promise
life at the end of our system

oooohh the afterlife
inside your own private kingdom
oooohh the afterlife (hey!)
Well do you (unknown)
oooohh the afterlife

it's not a place you go
it's a place that comes for you
its not about who you know
or who's in your heart
it may come as a surprise
but you are not alone
all that you have is not what you own

ooooh the afterlife

Lyrics submitted by ttwist

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  • +1
    General CommentMuch of the song's lyrics come from Oregon's state song, "Oregon, My Oregon." Jona Bechtolt, founding member of YACHT, is also from Oregon.

    Land of the Empire Builders, Land of the Golden West;
    Conquered and held by free men, Fairest and the best.
    On-ward and upward ever, Forward and on, and on;
    Hail to thee, Land of the Heroes, My Oregon.

    Land of the rose and sunshine, Land of the summer's breeze;
    Laden with health and vigor, Fresh from the western seas.
    Blest by the blood of martyrs, Land of the setting sun;
    Hail to thee, Land of Promise, My Oregon.
    ttwiston October 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commentsuch a cool fucking song. she's got a neat voice.
    clouds1on December 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionWhat's being said after the line "inside your own private kingdom" is:

    "Qui vit est impuissant"
    hipsterhomelesson June 20, 2010   Link

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