"Fallen Empires" as written by and Garret Noel Lee Nathan Connolly....
You called my name in the dark, called me back to the start
The condensation is building tension
Stubborn silence is formed, around our bodies it's warm
The cool wet grasses as summer passes
Frightened under attack, fallen flat on my back
Arms and legs, I'm too scared to beg
Harm me most when it's light, thought of you don't sit right
I need the darkness a desperate embrace

Razing cities to dust, faces dripping in lust
Fallen empires and raging bush fires
All your words unfounded, secret lives bound in bed
Living backwards and tangled back words
Ruined everything right, so good can't see the light
From my cave I can see the wave, fallen empires and raging bush fires

We are the light, we are the light,
We are the light, we are the light
We are the light, we are the light,
We are the light, we are the light
We are the light, we are the light,
We are the light, we are the light,
We are the light, we are the light,
We are the light, we are the light,
We are the light, we are the light,
We are the light, we are the light,
We are the light, we are the light,
We are the light, we are the light,
We are the light, we are the light,
We are the light, we are the light,
We are the light, we are the light,
We are the light, we are the light,

We are the light, we are the light (run to the fire)
We are the light, we are the light (run to the fire)
We are the light, we are the light (run to the fire)
We are the light, we are the light (run to the fire)
We are the light, we are the light (run to the fire)
We are the light, we are the light (run to the fire)
We are the light, we are the light (run to the fire)
We are the light, we are the light (run to the fire)


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"Fallen Empires" as written by Gary Lightbody Garret Jacknife Lee

Lyrics © Spirit Music Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    Song Meaningany ideas?
    Yatsuraon November 11, 2011   Link
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    General Commentno idea wt it means.. but i luv it
    snowpatrolgaryloveron November 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentListening to this song I get the sense that somebody has a hold on him. He has given everything to this person and in return has recieved nothing but pain. Everything he had with this person (or thought he had) is no more.

    "Ruined everything right
    So good can't see the light."

    Maybe the relationship ended or maybe there wasn't anything there to begin with and he thought there was and now he has retreated to a "cave" of solitude; pulling back from this other person and perhaps everybody else. It is here where he realizes that what they had is no more.

    "From my cave I can see the wave
    Fallen empires and raging bushfires."
    PopCultureCriticon December 19, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionYou called my name in the dark
    Called me back to the start
    The condensation is building tension

    A stubborn silence is formed
    Around our bodies it's warm
    The cool wet grasses as summer passes

    Frightened under attack
    Fallen flat on my back
    Arms and legs I’m too scared to beg

    You haunt me most when it's light
    The thought of you don’t sit right
    I need the darkness a death grip embrace

    Raising cities to dust
    Faces dripping in lust
    Fallen empires and raging bush fires

    All your words confounded
    Secret lives bound and hid
    Living backwards in tangled back woods

    You ruined everything right
    So good I can’t see the light
    From my cave I can see the wave
    Fallen empires and raging bush fires

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    InkFeatheron January 09, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationPure sex. I'm usually the last to say so, but I think it's obvious. "The condensation is building tension," "Around our bodies it's warm," "Need the darkness, death grip embrace," "Ruined everything right." This is a poem about a (real or imagined) highly charged sexual relationship/encounter. Desire and fulfillment. It's gorgeously lyrical and roundabout and veiled, but the tension is so real you can feel it.
    Zoon March 31, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to be about a sexual relationship that doesn't feel right to the guy, but he can't say no. He will keep going back to it because it gives him a high, but he knows he'll regret it after. As he always does. Essentially, it's like sex is his drug.
    GenocidalGerbion August 29, 2019   Link

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