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Empire

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Lyrics

Last night the word came down, ten dead in Chinatown.
Innocent, their only crime was being in the wrong place, at the wrong time
Too bad, people say what's wrong with the kids today
Tell you right now they've got nothing to lose
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Last night the word came down, ten dead in Chinatown.
Innocent, their only crime was being in the wrong place, at the wrong time
Too bad, people say what's wrong with the kids today
Tell you right now they've got nothing to lose
full lyrics

Features of This Track

hard rock roots
a subtle use of vocal harmony
repetitive melodic phrasing
a clear focus on recording studio production
minor key tonality
electric guitar riffs
an electric guitar solo
political lyrics

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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mark911
Because what America needs is a bald German guy telling us that our police need more power.
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Killer tune
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Awesome song makes you think about things in life & how they effect lives
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Love this rocking song.
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East side meets west sidedowntown . City life...
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jamieb12871
Yeah ...I called it the "ballgrabber " t o u r . . . T A T E ...DICKINSON
...& HALFORD...it ' s like kick each other in the nuts
.. go on stage
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jamieb12871
Miss a great band like Queensryche. . . I seen'em 5 x: ...once, out of state on Mindcrime... 2, just for Empire...onc e in :94...&again in ? '04? W/MAIDEN* PRIEST
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eatmoreplant s 7
Saw this tour twice. 2 sets, second set was Operation Mindcrime beginning to end. Just incredible!
Little did they know the meaning of empire. Then it was law enforcement and drugs.....to d a y military and oil.
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the4mckeowns
Oun156 warning up there
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the4mckeowns
I have to say Dickinson I s the best. They play soccer ya
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Great track <3 it
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kenyon.m
Times have changed. Now there's not much difference between law enforcement and military. Time for Queensryche to make a new song.
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Agreed april!
Geoff tate is an awsome singer.
Queensryche rocks.
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BADASS SONG!!!
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Empire is one of my favs. Queensryche just has a complete unique sound and touch. His voice is right up there with the GODFATHER OF METAL'S Mr Rob Halford. ....ROCK ON EVERYONE
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Yip it was just business
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cknight472
@Cosmic, I completely agree.
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This release put these guys on top but unfortunatel y Chris D coming/going and finally leaving, the band splitting in two was just two much. Great band when they had it together
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All you have to do is change the fiscal year 1987 and this song mirrors today's society.
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Mty wife died in 2007 iused to make fun of her cus i was touring with obituary there good friends of mine but really i cant get geoffs hauntinting voice out of mylife mind and and soul qyeensryche will always bring me and my back to my jet city baby. I know some people out there will say get the f**k over it but tty being with somebody youd die for 21 yrs with my best friend every day is still very hard. Smiling on the outside and soul being shreddef on the inside ive been iin death bands my w
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travisyoung1 1 1 0
Pandora Rocks! Where else can u find the best ( Old School Rock, like Q.Rique..... . .
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Thought it was impossible to top Operation Mindcrime but they managed to with Empire. Great Album!
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Amazing band
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Great album. Great band. Own everyone of there albums. Bad move getting rid of Geoff.
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lesliemcgrif f 8 4
AWSOME AWSOME AWSOME!!!!!! !
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i remember, now
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svasquez44
First time heard this song it got me so hype up it cost me money..I looked in rearview mirror and saw police lights ..I was going over 90 mph in a 55 zone...it was worth it..this song rocks
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My dad is a truck diver and we ised to listen to this song :)
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This so is awesome my dads a truck driver used to listen to this somg all the time
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My favorite band! !!!
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s1959otero
Saw the in Sturgis. They put on an awesome show!
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Seen them open for twisted sister at the orpheum theatre in boston, they kicked a** back then, blew twisted away! Death to false metal!!!
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This was once one of my all time favorite bands. They are awesome.
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Vested interest
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jakethesnake 3 5 1 4 2
Cant you see it coming?
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gladiator155 2
Awesome beginning.
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Come on, Fiberman. I like them too, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Disagreement with your opinion doesn't mean the other person is stupid.
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God one of my favorite songs love it !!!!
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Queensryche is the best bands of all times,if you don't like them it's because your lack of intelligence
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One of my all time favorites!
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Each album has a unique sound and vision
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TRUE THAT!
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Great song, and still poignant today

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