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“I thought the candle was gonna go out
the wind was blowing and the door was open
but the candle never went out, never went out

The wave found its way to the shore
I thought it was a ripple and nothing more
but the wave found its way
all the way to the shore

Woah, I wanna burn this house
I know I wanna jump into the fire
oh, oh I’m gonna tear them down
pinnacles of my invisible empire

I know the gamble never works twice
all the distractions at the table
and the weighted dice
but the thrill of it feels so nice
you do it all again

But I look to the chips I lose
standing on the platform
with my neck in the noose
and I know its not my time, not my time


Woah, I wanna burn this house
I know I wanna jump into the fire
oh, oh I’m gonna tear them down
the pinnacles of my invisible empire

And if I do, all the things I do
while I tell myself that I’m staying true
I’ll never stop, you know I’ll never stop
you know I’ll never think about it
put an end to all this time
that I would spend with it on my mind
I never stopped, you know I never stopped
you know I always wondered about it
I wondered about the wonder

I wear a rusting crown
I know this dynasty is falling
the crowd shouts for another round
to see the ruin, the spectacular, diamonds baby
icebergs, the minarets and the marketplaces
the signal fires of my invisible empire”.

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KT Tunstall, Invisible empire – 3:52
(KT Tunstall)
Album: Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon (2013)

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Citazioni.

Invisible Empire is a single by British recording artist KT Tunstall. It was released as the third single from her fourth studio album Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon, on 19 August 2013 through iTunes, Amazon and other platforms. The cover for the single depicts KT Tunstall wearing medieval outfits, holding a rusting crown in front of the sea. The song was first played live in 2012 in a concert with Daryl Hall, and then, it was played a few weeks before the album release on the Jools Holland show and on some radios. A Music video premiered on 30 July 2013, and was acclaimed by critics for its Game Of Thrones, medieval style.
Invisible Empire is the very first song Tunstall wrote from Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon, and the opening track of the album. She had played a live version of it in a concert with Daryl Hall in 2012 as a teaser from the new album, but did not say anything about the new album at the time, she simply said “This is a new track”. She wrote that first song as an athem to the fall off what she calls her “empire of thoughts”, referring to her marriage, music, and the baldness of everybody’s thoughts : Invisible Empire sets a scene of uncertainty and fragility for the album. About the song, Tunstall said on an interview with Stereoboard “It’s about creating a reality that is only based on what you want to see, not what’s real. It’ll either come crashing down, or you’ll want to set it alight yourself to find the truth. It’s about the idea that if you try and control life, you kill it, but if you let it flow in its own way, it can flourish”.
Along with Made of Glass and Feel It All, Invisible Empire is one of the most played live songs. She first played it on the radio on 29 April 2013, on BBC Radio 2, on the Ken Bruce Show with Made of Glass and Feel It All. It was played acoustic on her appearance on Later… with Jools Holland, and on some promotional live videos (Yahoo, KFOG…). Invisible Empire is also a part of the Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon Tour and features the live album Live Islington Assembly Hall CD“.

(Wikipedia, voce Invisible Empire (KT Tunstall song))

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