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Standing on the Shore
Empire of the Sun Lyrics


Standing on the shore
Waiting for the ship in call
There's something in the way I move that keeps them on their own

The stars explodes a storm
A billion seasons born
A shock to the waves I know, breaking far from shore

Don't want to talk
All I hear is noise
Don't want to talk

The future's in my hands
I hold it in my palms
Engrave it the leylines running right down her arms

Speak in silent tongues
Lies reflect the times
The ghosts and the shadows fill the living scene

Don't want to talk
All I hear is noise
Don't want to talk

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: LUKE STEELE, NICK LITTLEMORE, PETER MAYES

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James Woody

Oh, come on. This is a pure-pop confectionary! Every once in a while, a band will pop through with nothing but a pop record. It works.

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MARCELA MARCE

"Standing On The Shore"

Standing on the shore
Waiting for the ship in call
There's something in the way I move that keeps them on their own

The stars explodes a storm
A billion seasons born
A shock to the waves I know, breaking far from shore

Don't want to talk
All I hear is noise
Don't want to talk

The future's in my hands
I hold it in my palms
Engrave it the leylines running right down her arms

Speak in silent tongues
Lies reflect the times
The ghosts and the shadows fill the living scene

Don't want to talk
All I hear is noise
Don't want to talk



Alexandre de Sousa

Standing On The Shore"

Standing on the shore
Waiting for the ship in call
There's something in the way I move that keeps them on their own

The stars explodes a storm
A billion seasons born
A shock to the waves I know, breaking far from shore

Don't want to talk
All I hear is noise
Don't want to talk

The future's in my hands
I hold it in my palms
Engrave it the leylines running right down her arms

Speak in silent tongues
Lies reflect the times
The ghosts and the shadows fill the living scene

Don't want to talk
All I hear is noise
Don't want to talk



Samantha Johnson

Standing on the shore
Waiting for the ship in call
There's something in the way I move that keeps them on their own
The stars explodes a storm
A billion seasons born
A shock to the waves I know, breaking far from shore
Don't want to talk
All I hear is noise
Don't want to talk
The future's in my hands
I hold it in my palms
Engrave it the leylines running right down her arms
Speak in silent tongues
Lies reflect the times
The ghosts and the shadows fill the living scene
Don't want to talk
All I hear is noise
Don't want to talk



Squidparty

Standing on the shore
Waiting for the ship in call
There's something in the way I move
That keeps them on their own

The stars explodes a storm
A billion seasons born
A shock to the waves I know
Breaking far from shore

Don't want to talk
All I hear is noise
Don't want to talk

The future's in my hands
I hold it in my palms
Engrave it the leylines running right down her arms

Speak in silent tongues
Lies reflect the times
The ghosts and the shadows fill the living scene

Don't want to talk
All I hear is noise
Don't want to talk
(repeat)

Don't want to talk
All I hear is noise
Don't want to talk
(repeat)



The Chivers Beat Company

📍STILL TO THIS DAY ONE OF MY FAVORITE MODERN POP SONG .
- the range of emotions i get when i listen to is amazing.
- The lyrics are so grand & mysterious
- Luke's voice is out of this world
- The production is so pristine, clean guitars & massive drums still super relevant today
- The intro & when the drums hits will ALWAYS get me
- That first "Standing On The Shore" my god chills every time the emperor has enter the room

I miss Empire of the Sun ❤



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Sidney Smith

if anyone is confused about this video, freaked out about the swordfish women, or just flat out like "wtf is this" I have an explanation for this! it will make you appreciate this band even more if you didnt already. this band is flat out spiritual I have to say. 
ok so, the people in the group (forgot their names) are natives of Australia. The natives of Australia are called the Aboriginis. they have many creation stories but one in particular is what the public knows about. They worship a time space deminsion called "Dream time." when the world was first made by what they call "the maker of all things" it was just this flat piece of nothing basically. No plants or anything, so the "maker of all things" also known as Baiame released the creatures of the dream time world and they brought life to Earth. the example of the type of creatures that came from dreamtime, are swordfish people that could look like men or women. (explains the sword fish women in the video) or creatures that already looked like men and women. ( I encourge you to read about the whole creation story)
The lead singer's head dress, and many other head dresses he has worn look very similar to aborigini head dresses used for ceremonies. the aboriginis do theses ceremonies to communicate with the dream time world. just look on google at the many different head dresses the lead singer has worn as well with aborigini head dresses and you will see what I mean. 
so basically the video is portraying the world of Dream time. 

Lisa Bodisa

As a West Australian, not Noongar, this speaks to me on all levels. Full love and respect for all my brothers and sisters 🫶

Andrew Mallouris

Lead Singer is from New Zealand not native Australian (Aboriginal)

Ryan Minter

Wow!!🙏🏼👏

wjack

Thanks very much for this explanation. I was immediately taken by their music the first time I heard them, but your explanation really makes me appreciate them even more.

caromasu

@abosier Just for information: the Māori (indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand) and the Aboriginal people of Australia have roots and histories independent of one another.

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needpoopbad

Their music gives me such good feelings. I love this band.

Alessio Giacometti

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@Fidel Barrera la vita eco

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