The Cat Empire Lyrics

Do you ever look around
Turn your ear to the ground
Show your face to the sky
On a night when the skies echo sounds
From inside of your mind
On the stage that you shone
Where the sun did become you
And move with your thoughts
Through the sighs and the scenes
Of the worlds you have seen
And the sights that have been
Your reflection in shadows and dreams
Your reflection in shadows and dreams?

Did you ever see a man
Who did walk down the street
White robe with no shoes on his feet
And on top of his head place a box with two slits?
And the sign from his neck said
"I do not exist"
Or a woman who could not remember her name
Did stutter and stutter
Again and again
And saw you and called you her son?
Her eyes said
"My being is gone"
"But still I'm not dead"

Oh, miserere, miserere
Miserere, miserere
Miserere me

Have you ever seen a sound?
Have you listened to an image?
Have you ever touched a thought?
Have you ever tasted nothing?
Have you ever told a lie
That was true more than truth
Because truth it had lied
All its life when it spoke to you?

And what did it say?
It is that, it is this
This goes here, here is there
It is not, yes it is
It was dulling your senses
Your eyes they were bound
Have you ever, my friends
Been looking around?

And the other replies
With a wave of a hand
I am already here
In this promised land
But not by a God and not by a king
And not by a spirit
Deep from within
I am here
Because a miracle's a whim
It's a flash of glory
It's an empty tin
And maybe might lets you in
Not to save you
But to keep on looking

Oh, miserere, miserere
Miserere, miserere
Miserere me

Oh, miserere, miserere
Oh, miserere, miserere

Have you ever
Been so happy that you're sad?
That the lights turn to stars
And the stars become eyes
And hellos are goodbyes
And the laughs are the sighs
And the show disappears with the note
"Until next time"

Long live living
If living can be this

Long live living
If living can be this

Long live living
If living can be this

Long live living
If living can be this

Do you ever look around
And find what is yet to be found?

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Written by: Felix Riebl

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Comments from YouTube:

sadman shakib

This is literally one of the best songs I've ever heard. So underrated :(.

Briannah Riordan

I don't know how this song hasn't had millions of views, It's been my favourite song for 12 years and I don't think anything could replace this pure masterpiece.

Facts On Humans

Let me tell you a story. I discovered this song after my uncle had passed away, it was a short illness, he had a young daughter and he loved life.

For years I couldnt listen to this song because the lyrics “ long live living if living can be this “ broke my fucking heart knowing the life he had built was gone.. this was in 2010

I am now in a great place, with someone I love, and randomly tonight thought, I’d listen to this song again to see if it still made me cry... yes I welled up a bit but the meaning had changed. I’ve now found my own “ long live living if living can be this” so thank you Cat Empire

Ollie x

sadman shakib


Natasha Nagy



Long live living


Gimmie a thumbs up if you are listening to this glorious jam on repeat. Absolutely amazing song. World's most underrated song 🎵

Isaac Elkington

I'm enchanted with this song. I heard it for the first time about 5 days ago and I must have listened to it 50 - 100 times since then.

Madalin Andrei

This song is an amazing piece of art. Absolutely Wonderful!

Henry S

I litterally spent 50 minutes searching through Cat Empire songs to find this. Seriously worth every second.

Long live living if living can be this!

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