No Longer There
The Cat Empire Lyrics


And though you'd like to hear a song
That sings everything's all right
The temperature is warm
The fire horses sleep
So gently comes the night

You close your eyes and stare
The ground they're on is bare
But once it was as deep
As wildest giants dreams
It's no longer there

And all of our desires
They mirror skies with flames
And smoke out heaven's halls
Who was that you called
They're no longer there

Here it goes again
Here it goes again
Here it goes again

What would you leave behind when all your fields are dead?
When your territories are dried out and your cities drowned and swept
What would you leave behind when those who bear your name
Are born in that place that you wrecked?
What would you leave behind when you're no longer there?

Would you sail to distant shores?
And hide within the hills
And softly close your doors
Pretend the world is safe
And wait for heaven's call

Or would you turn and face the seas
And come beside your cave
There's chance but if you dare
And swift as honour's steeds
Before it's no longer there

Here it goes again
Here it goes agaaain
Here it goes aga .. ain!

What would you leave behind when all your fields are dead?
When your territories are dried out and your cities drowned and swept
What would you leave behind
When those who bear your name are born in that place that you wrecked?
What would you leave behind when you're no longer there?

To deny or to despair
It's really just the same
Everything between
It means we have to change
Cos when a one forgets
The world begins to fade
And all the shapes and shades
That made the colours see
When they suddenly turned grey
That they're no longer there

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Comments from YouTube:

Mr. Mysteryman

His voice is made for this song. I love it! I love them! :D

gemmfish

brilliant song and a snapshot of the times when the world begins to fade with climate change the message is we all have to change

gyperdandy

it has been years but, man what a song... 

Lychaon Blacksummers

Makes me so sad :,( This song was inspired by a book called The Weather Makers by Australian scientist Tim Flannery. Strongly recommended reading. It has nothing to do with 2012, do you worry about zombies and drop-bears as well??

Kraig Zinga

My best friend adored this song. He passed away last year while swimming in the bay. Now he's no longer there, but the spirit lives on, wherever you are Mikey. Sail to distant shores and we will dance for you forever.

Eva Violin

2020 and i’ll never forget this song.

Karelgen

This song is awesome! So different from a their other stuff! Almost sounds like Dire Straits :) Amazing how they use so many different genres!!

shaun stamm

YES sir this is the best I have ever experienced…..my life in song....man....no words could explain this song and my life......then of course I/We are the same...…..love you all.....

Jahkra

this is their best of all time.

Dan Chapman

Jespah Cropley I have other faves

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