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The Empire Strikes First Lyrics

from The Empire Strikes First

"The Empire Strikes First" is track #1 on the album The Empire Strikes First. It was written by Horner, James.
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We strike first
And we're unrehearsed
Here we go again
To stage the greatest show
On heaven and earth
Come on, get your money's worth

Don't wanna live
(Can't live)
Don't wanna give
(Can't give)
Don't wanna be
(Won't be)
E M P I R E
(Can't live)
Don't wanna live
(Can't give)
Don't wanna be
(Won't be)
E M P I R E

We're comin' on fast
And we're built to last
We stumbled once in 'Nam
Now we're glad to finally say
Those days have passed
Tell me how long can it last?

Don't wanna live
(Can't live)
Don't wanna give
(Can't give)
Don't wanna be
(Won't be)
E M P I R E
(Can't live)
Don't wanna live
(Can't give)
Don't wanna be
(Won't be)
E M P I R E

We just started out
You don't need to be afraid
Yeah, you deserve two minutes hate

Well, we spit and we cursed
And our bleeding hearts burst
But even ten million souls
Marching in February couldn't stop the worst
C-c-couldn't reverse

Don't wanna live
(Can't live)
Don't wanna give
(Can't give)
Don't wanna be
(Won't be)
E M P I R E
(Can't live)
Don't wanna live
(Can't give)
Don't wanna be
(Won't be)
E M P I R E

Can't live
Can't give
Won't be

Don't wanna live
(Can't live)
Don't wanna live
(Can't give)
Don't wanna be
(Won't be)

I can't live
(Can't live)
If it isn't with you

Can't live
Can't give
Won't be

Don't wanna live
(Can't live)
Don't wanna live
(Can't give)
Don't wanna be
(Won't be)

Songwriters
Horner, James

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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