Empire of Sand

Balanced on this fragile edge so you can see over the other side
Its not so bad but you’ll need that long neck to keep your head above the tide

You try so hard to understand but I don’t need no favours
I’ve never asked for a helping hand I don’t need a saviour
As my empire returns to sand

Desperate times call for double measures when you’ve had your fill of guilty pleasures
But is that jugdement proving sober? regrets come hard when its all over
So charge your glasses if you please don’t contemplate eternity
Its like trying to chase the sunset of endless possibilities

You try so hard to understand but I don’t need no favours
I’ve never asked for a helping hand I don’t need a saviour
As my empire returns to sand

Tried so hard when I was a child
Tried so hard that I blew my mind
Never gonna see the light here’s why

You try so hard to understand but I don’t need no favours
I’ve never asked for a helping hand I don’t need a saviour
All I got is my own mind so I’ll sit and watch
My empire return to sand

Song Notes

Fourth free B-side to the A–Z Singles Series, released to all subscribers in March 2010. When the song was released the band had the following to say about the track:

Strap yourself in for a haunting ghost ride through the nihilistic mind of Richard Wilson McMurray. “Empire of Sand” is a deeply honest introspection of the crushing void experienced as one’s foundations crumble around a devastating life event.