Empress

by Ace Reporter

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I wanted to do something to help out with the relief efforts in New York and New Jersey. "Empress" is a love song for New York, a testament to the city's resilience. All proceeds from the sale of "Empress" will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. You can help the victims of Hurricane Sandy and thousands of other disasters across the country each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need.

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lyrics

the storm is speaking up
in dirty words
the sea is bearing down
on battered shores

breezy point's ablaze
smoke and ash
the battery's a flood
and overmatched

empress city, grit your teeth
stand up straight against the sea
spread your arms and hold us tight
it's gonna be a long night

let me see the stars
we need a light
cos everything is dark
beneath times square tonight

let me see your face
keep countenance
afraid and folded up
it's just like us

empress city, grit your teeth
stand up straight against the sea
spread your arms and hold us tight
it's gonna be a long night

turn your heart to the hudson
and let the east river hear
all the sounds of manhattan
echoing in our ears

turn your eyes to the boroughs
send your heart to the shore
while all the sounds of the city
are echoing more and more

if i cry it's for the love
of our empress isle
and if i laugh it's for my city
that can't be drowned

empress city, grit your teeth
stand up straight against the sea
spread your arms and hold us tight
it's gonna be a long night

credits

released November 9, 2012
written and recorded by Ace Reporter, November 7 - 8, 2012.

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Ace Reporter Brooklyn, New York

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Chicago musician and composer. Perpetrator of the threesixfive project in which I wrote, recorded, and posted one new song every day for an entire year.

mgmt: theo@oohlalarecordings.com
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