Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“Empire (feat. Sinéad O'Connor and Benjamin Zephaniah)”

by Bomb the Bass

Composed by Tim Simenon/Sinéad O'Connor/Benjamin Zephaniah

2 versions

5:50

Clear album
One to One Religion” promo single
Empire” promo single
So Far...The Best of Sinéad O'Connor compilation album
Collaborations compilation album
Nettwerk Presents the Songs of Sinéad O'Connor promo compilation

3:56 edit

Empire” promo single

Lyrics

(Source: as heard)

Benjamin Zephaniah:
I'm looking at your soul, soul.
I'm looking at your future, future, future.
I look into your eyes, your eyes, your eyes.
Sinéad:
Vampire, you feed on the life of a pure heart.
Vampire, you suck the life of goodness.
Vampire, you feed on the life of a pure heart.
Vampire, you suck the life of goodness.
Benjamin:
Hold the light up,
Let the light shine bright.
Hold the light up,
Let the light shine bright.
You've got to feel yourself, and let go.
You've got to know you reap what you sow.
You've got to feel something at some time.
Check the writings on the wall and keep the sight.
You're spending all your money on gift that never work.
You're wasting all your energy, and everywhere it hurts,
God, it really hurts, yes, it really hurts.
You've got to know yourself.
Sinéad:
Vampire, you feed on the life of a pure heart.
Vampire, you suck the life of goodness, yes.
Vampire, you feed on the life of a pure heart.
Vampire, you suck the life of goodness.
From now on, I'll call you England.
From now on, I'll call you England.
From now on, I'll call you England.
From now on, I'll call you England.
Benjamin:
See, if you spit in the sky,
It will fall in your eye,
You see, what goes up must come down.
You will die looking up if you're not looking in.
You've got to know yourself.
I'm looking at your partners and they would never agree
I'm looking for your justice and it cannot be seen
I'm checking where you're coming from and where you're going to.
I'm checking all off what you have done to see what you can do.
I'm looking at your lawbooks and they were never read.
I'm looking at your lovesquire(?) and they can not be dread.
I'm looking at your empire living on the drears.
You've got to know yourself.
Sinéad:
Vampire, you feed on the life of a pure heart.
Vampire, you suck the life of goodness, yes.
Vampire, you feed on the life of a pure heart.
Vampire, you suck the life of goodness.
Sinéad:
From now on I'll call you England.
Benjamin:
Empire fall man, empire go.
Sinéad:
From now on I'll call you England.
Benjamin:
There's a lesson to be learned.
Why is it that? You must know.
Sinéad:
From now on I'll call you England.
Benjamin:
And the rich that you eat is more like food that you fear.
Sinéad:
From now on I'll call you England.
Benjamin:
Gotta see no love anyway you appear.
Sinéad:
From now on I'll call you England.
Benjamin:
You've got to know yourself.
Sinéad:
From now on I'll call you England.
Benjamin:
You've got to know yourself.

Musicians

(Source: Clear)

Sinéad O'Connor voice
Benjamin Zephaniah voice
Tim Simenon drum programming, sample programming
Dave Clayton keyboards, keyboards fx
Doug Wimbish bass, bass fx
Skip McDonald guitar
Danny Cummings percussion
Benjamin Zephaniah voice
Source: Clear

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