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Fake Empire
The National Lyrics

Stay out super late tonight
Picking apples, making pies
Put a little something in our lemonade
And take it with us

We're half awake in a fake empire
We're half awake in a fake empire

Tiptoe through our shiny city
With our diamond slippers on
Do our gay ballet on ice
Bluebirds on our shoulders

We're half awake in a fake empire
We're half awake in a fake empire

Turn the light out, say goodnight
No thinking for a little while
Let's not try to figure out everything at once
It's hard to keep track of you falling through the sky

We're half awake in a fake empire
We're half awake in a fake empire

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Written by: Bryce David Dessner, Matthew Donald Berninger

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Lauren W.

Here for The National, because The National fucking rocks


@Montgomery Fitzpatrick i do!

Montgomery Fitzpatrick

Seen The National twice and they're absolutely amazing...but do you have a minute to talk about our lord and savior Chuck?

Jenah Arguile

Absolute favourite song of theirs. For happier times.


I'm here for that singing cat🐱

The Great Sloth Lord

I'm here from self-discovery and I must agree with you.

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my uncle showed me this band during a really depressing time in my life. this song pretty much sums up my feelings at that time, and he didn't even know.

Francesco De Cillis

I found out about the national because of a girl i randomly met in my early years at university. She had great music tastes and she introduced me to this amazing group (i think that is her favorite band). Even if we lost touch over time, when they shuffle in my playlist (and this song in particular), they remind me of her in some kind of melancholic way.

You're Wrong

Absolutely love this band. Feel Good reminded me I needed to come back and give this song a few more listens. Amazing stuff

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The polyrythms are having fun messing with my brain.

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