Nothing's Ever Finished

by Dreams of Empire

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debut album from UK indiepop/dreampop/shoegaze duo Dreams of Empire, recorded at home near Brighton, England. Released by the band on their Duck Race label.

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released September 27, 2019

Jane Craig - vocals
Andrew Craig - words, music
Bryan "Shordeli" Shortell - mixing and mastering

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Dreams of Empire London, UK

Enigmatic indiepop band Dreams of Empire from Brighton UK create a unique blend of powerful reverby female vocals, thoughtful lyrics and layers of crashing guitars. Founded by married duo Jane and Andrew Craig, who were part of artpop Shimmy Disc collaborators Luminous in the 90s, Dreams of Empire have just released debut album Nothing's Ever Finished on digital and very limited vinyl-effect CD. ... more

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Track Name: Take Some Time
Weighs on your mind
life’s a compromise
Sleepless city’s
So Addictive

Faced with suburbia
You wouldn’t look behind
Never thought you’d need convincing,
so locked in

Wanna take some time
Wanna take some time
Wanna take some time

When you’re (got you) trapped in the middle
every day after day
and the chaos brings you down, in this town

neighbourless watch
You’re anonymous, stare down
is it worth those nighttime riches

from the outside
a kaleidoscopic town
far away from pebble beaches, releases
Track Name: Radiation
Listening, forever seeking
You’re selfless with feeling
Where others don’t mean it

Giving so much of your time now
You’re there in the front row
From first to the last show

We love your radiation
Love your radiation
Radiation
Radiation

want to, we know you don’t have to
so happy we’re with you
There’s nothing we can’t do

hope for our next conversation
your amplification
Your radio station

We love your radiation
Love your radiation
Radiation
Radiation

Walking on our side, wide open eyes
Generous with words and oh so kind

We love your radiation
We love your radiation
Love your radiation
Radiation
Radiation
Track Name: Swarm
blind rush
train crush
selfish
focussed

contained
restrained
close up
feel us

push, rush, I stumble over
always feels like tube line’s going under
stand in line and don’t surrender
i know this one’s not gonna end here

move on
mine’s gone
next one
motion

doors part
false start
no win
eased in

push, rush, I stumble over
always feels like tube line’s going under
stand in line and don’t surrender
i know this one’s not gonna end here

push, rush, I stumble over
always feels like tube line’s going under
stand in line and don’t surrender
i know this one’s not gonna end here

I suffocate in the swarm
I’m swallowed up by the swarm
I suffocate in the swarm
I’m struggling i’m struggling
Track Name: Heroes Change
Thoughtful star
We’ve been together for so long
But torn apart
By the letter of your tongue
Your misery
Always a pleasure to endure
But now you’ve jilted me

You’re not my hero anymore
You’re not my hero anymore, oh no
You’re not my hero anymore
You’re not my hero anymore, oh no, oh no

Your fatal slur
Heard it one too many times
Regretfully
Now our views just don’t align
Your constant need
To find a platform for your voice
Now I’ve got no choice

You’re not my hero anymore
You’re not my hero anymore, oh no
You’re not my hero anymore
You’re not my hero anymore, oh no, oh no

Moving on
Although it’s hard while you remain
Untie me from
Every couplet in our chain
Your legacy
True enough it stays the same
Your views I can’t explain

You’re not my hero anymore
You’re not my hero anymore, oh no
You’re not my hero anymore
You’re not my hero anymore, oh no, oh no
Track Name: Northern Lights
Twilight
Moment in my life
Frozen
Each clear night

Fire bright
Ablaze in the pure white
So comforting
Just feels right

Darkest blue hides beneath my feet
Northern lights play tricks on me
Perfect night can’t hear me breathe
Pulls me under down into the deep

But northern lights steer
From crystalised fear
I shed a glass tear

In beauty hiding
Lost darkness blinding
My fears unwinding

Wide space
Cold burning my face
Resting
This perfect place

My flames die
Smouldering lifeline
It’s over
Tomorrow when I fly

Darkest place beneath my feet
Northern lights play tricks on me
Perfect night can’t hear me breathe
Pulls me under down into the deep

But northern lights steer
From crystalised fear
I shed a glass tear

In beauty hiding
Lost darkness blinding
My fears unwinding

Those northern lights steer
From crystalised fear
I shed a glass tear

In beauty hiding
Lost darkness blinding
My fears unwinding
Track Name: Stop Me Dreaming
A motionless collapse
Gentle nighttime, a world laying back
But daytime haunts you when you’re sleeping
Amplifies your every thought, with no reason

Breathing, stop me dreaming
Fast awake in bed
Nothing fills my head
Screaming, stop me dreaming
Wakes me up inside
Lost another night

Wide open weary eyes
3am then it’s 4 going 5
So when the morning light’s releasing
You realise you’re half awake, half a being

Breathing, stop me dreaming
Fast awake in bed
Nothing fills my head
Screaming, stop me dreaming
Wakes me up inside
Lost another night
Track Name: Forgotten Love
On a day, maybe yesterday,
took my memory, my heart with it too
So confused, l didn’t have a word to say
Didn’t want to contemplate, Life without you

If this was love we were feeling
If this was Love I can’t feel it anymore
Could this be love, was i dreaming?
Forgotten love I don’t feel it anymore

Then someday, I can’t explain
Came back to me, my focus renewed
Ricochet, turning back the other way
Now I feel ok, I’m back home with you

Forgotten love now I feel it
Forgotten love now I feel it even more
Pure love that keeps me believing
Makes me remember forgotten love before
Track Name: Skinny Dipping
water clear
Wasted eyes
lost all fear
moonlit dive

But if I don’t fall I’ll be back again
safe from harm
i’ll be back again in your arms

Swimming in the sea
impossible to breathe
I’m invincible, untouchable
But I’m drifting out of reach

Shallow hope
Jump right in
floating, still
I’m struggling

But if I don’t fall I’ll be back again
safe from harm
i’ll be back again in your arms

Swimming in the sea
impossible to breathe
I’m invincible, untouchable
But I’m drifting out of reach
Track Name: Night Vision
It was only on a clear day
Against a pure night sky
Stars shine through, blood moon hidden

Night vision, stars electric
Constellation feels intergalactic
Stars shine through, blood moon hidden

Stars shine through, blood moon hidden
Stars shine through, blood moon hidden

The darkness all absorbing
My camera tells a lie
Stars shine through, blood moon hidden

Earth’s shadow moves aside
Casts down a very different light
Stars shine through, blood moon hidden

Stars shine through, Blood moon hidden
Stars shine through, Blood moon hidden

Jupiter and Mars are gleaming
But tonight I’m focussed on the moon
Gone too soon

I wonder what it’s like to be there
Trapped in space and feeling all alone
So far from home

Stars shine through, Blood moon hidden
Stars shine through, Blood moon hidden
Stars shine through, Blood moon hidden (Only on a clear day)
Stars shine through, Blood moon hidden (Only on a clear day)
Stars shine through, Blood moon hidden (Only on a clear day)
Stars shine through, Blood moon hidden
Track Name: Beautiful Mind
beautiful mind
beautiful mind
voice calls my line
and I know it can only be you there

i'm lying here asleep
with your voice so unique
i feel you right here
closed eyes shed a tear
those stories you told
heroic, so bold
I’m calling, your gone
missed you for so long

beautiful mind
beautiful mind
voice on my line
and I know it can only be you there

beautiful mind
beautiful mind
elapsed with time
but together we’re gonna get through this

whatever we made
whenever we played
I can’t recreate
it’s just feels too late
hung up since the past
your concepts will last
captured in time
cherished as mine

beautiful mind
beautiful mind
voice on my line
and I know it can only be you there

beautiful mind
beautiful mind
elapsed with time
but together we’re gonna get through this

But just for today
Just for today
I am dreaming
Just for today
Just for today
I am sitting next to you
Just for today
Just once again
I’m absorbing all you do

beautiful mind
beautiful mind
voice on my line
and I know it can only be you there

beautiful mind
beautiful mind
elapsed with time
but together we’re gonna get through this

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