My Private Empire

by Alchemist

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released January 20, 2013

Recorded and mixed at The Blacklist Studios by Dillon Harre
Mastered by Grant Kirkpatrick

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Alchemist Auckland, New Zealand

Alchemist are a 4 piece band from Auckland, NZ that defines themselves by their message, not their genre. Drawing influences from all over the place, Alchemist has a love for all music that inspires and hopes to give something back.

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Track Name: My Private Empire
I've lost my way, I've lost my way,

But there's nothing that we won't lose someday.

I'm lost in me, I'm lost in grey,

In the end it just fades away.



I'll take this gift to my grave,

I'll hold your secrets where I lay,

This empire I hold inside,

These walls that reach towards the sky.



I feel I've started at the end,

Life's too long now there's nothing to lose my friend.

Will it get better? I don't know,

I'm left to reap the seeds I've sown,

If only I'd known.



I'll take this gift to my grave,

I'll hold your secrets where I lay,

This empire I hold inside,

These walls that reach towards the sky.

I'll take this gift to my grave,

Right by your secrets where I lay,

This empire we've built is mine,

These walls built so no sun can shine.
Track Name: Dear Friend
We built a house of straw,

You told me what we were meant for,

We knew it would all fall down,

Everything must die someday.

We built a house of wood,

Filled it with what we could,

We fought off wolves for days,

We thought of countless ways,

To take the cancer of life,

And take back what it used to mean,

And now it seems you've given up,

But you can count on me.

We built a house of gold,

We vowed to call it home,

We said we'd live a thousand years,

We built denial in place of fear.



I cant go on without you,

Don't make me walk this world alone,

Dear Friend these words are all I have,

Don't leave me choking for too long.



Im sitting beside you,

Completely lost for words,

We share a silence,

That yesterday would have made no sense.

We built a house of gold,

We swore to call it home,

We said we'd live a thousand years,

Don't break that promise now,Don't go.



And now all that I really want,

Is another day to spend with you.

No pain, no monitor, Just me, just you.

And if tonight they take you,

The angels did it 'cus they know,

This world was never enough for you,

You're only going home.



I cant go on without you,

Don't make me walk this world alone,

Dear Friend these words are all I have,

Don't leave me choking for too long.



And all I want, Is another day to spend with you.

You're not really dying, you're just going home.



I may not be with you, but you're still here with me, my friend.
Track Name: A Gift Taken
You say the universe is in the palm of your hand,

For the fortunate ones it slips away like a grain of sand.

Life is pain and your heaven is now,

Take back the sky tonight or walk beside them in hell.



We took the fall for the ones that tore us down before,

They weaved their vines through my veins then they walked away,

I am that I am, you are god with me,

We have opened our eyes, the truth has set us free.



Let's find a beautiful place to get lost,

Let's take this road back to the start.



They say the secrets of our past are best left unsaid,

In a way we were born to be left for dead.

Life is pain and your heaven is now,

Take back the sky tonight or walk beside them in hell.



We took the fall for the ones that tore us down before,

They weaved their vines through my veins then they walked away,

I am that I am, you are god with me,

We have opened our eyes, the truth has set us free.



If I could find my way to where this all began,

Then I could find a way to take you by the hand,

To lead you out of here and build a kingdom of love,

Because it's what we deserve and it is what we are made of.



Let's find a beautiful place to get lost,

Let's take this road back to the start.

I know there's hope somewhere for us,

Open your eyes, open your heart.
Track Name: Secrets Kept
We sat beneath that big oak tree,

Under the stars just you and me,

I needed you just to hold me,

This world could be ours you told me.

Little did I know it was all a lie,

Everything that I needed to hear at the time,

A promise made, confide in you,

A secret kept, it was never true.



Don't wait till my heart stops beating,

To tell me how you really feel,

We could lock it up inside us forever,

But it would never make anything less real.



Your touch brings out the magic in me,

We lie alone, our feelings lost and left behind lock and key.

The things you've shown me should never be true,

But the same you said to me and it's what brings me closer to you.



We sat beneath that big oak tree,

Under the stars just you and me,

I needed you just to hold me,

This world could be ours you told me.

Little did I know it was all a lie,

Everything that I needed to hear at the time,

A promise made, confide in you,

A secret kept, it was never true.



Don't wait till my heart stops beating,

To tell me how you really feel,

We could lock it up inside us forever,

But it would never make anything less real.



You know I care for nothing but you,

My dear, my deer, I'd die for you.



Your touch brings out the magic in me,

We lie alone, our feelings lost and left behind lock and key.

The things you've shown me should never be true,

But the same you said to me and it's what brings me closer to you.



And if she's anywhere near me,

I pray to god she hears me.

And if my heart stops beating,

It will never end my pleading.
Track Name: A Tail To Chase ft. Aderyn Johnston
The sky is falling, we've got to tell someone,

The movements coming calling, and they can't pay out this one.

Find every patient, every nurse, we're carrying our country in a hearse,

Save your breath this is not the end, Save your breath this is not the end.



A nation of sheep,

Ruled by the wolves,

Owned by the pigs,

Accepted by you.



We are the children left behind,

Our minds are lost our hearts are found.



We are the movement of a time,

We are the children left behind,

Our minds are lost, our hearts are found,

We're moving earth, we're shaking ground.



The sky is falling, we've got to tell someone,

The movements coming calling, and they can't pay out this one.

Find every patient, every nurse, we're carrying our country in a hearse,

Save your breath this is not the end, Save your breath this is not the end.



A nation of sheep,

Ruled by the wolves,

Owned by the pigs,

Accepted by you.
Track Name: Glorifying Grey
We were born so innocent,

Lived life in dreams and books it seemed like everything was meant to be.

Love was found and lost again, I never thought I'd learn to mend.



I never knew that my walls would just come crashing down.



You were a god to me.



Life goes on, I still see wrong,

But i learnt how to carry on and lose myself as someone else,

I'd never show them how I felt.



I never knew that my walls would just come crashing down.



All the signs were there,

I was standing so close yet I felt so far from you.

What was I to do?

I was standing so close yet I felt so far from you.



You had a heart so sure, but I only wanted you to notice;

We were young but never hopeless, we lost our innocence along the way.

When love was found and lost again, I never thought I'd lose a friend.



I never knew that my walls would just come crashing down.



All the signs were there,

I was standing so close yet I felt so far from you.

What was I to do?

I was standing so close yet I felt so far from you.



I never knew that my walls would just come crashing down.



If I did it all again, I'd do it all the same my friend.

I'd tear my soul, my flesh, my bones, for you I'd do a thousand wrongs.

If I did it all again, I'd do it all the same my friend.

So I'll do it all the same again, as long as you're with me 'til the end.