fake empire lyrics – the national

“fake empire”

stay out super late tonight picking apples, making pies
put a little something in our lemonade and take it with us
we’re half awake in a fake empire
we’re half awake in a fake empire

tiptoe through our shiny city with our diamond slippers on
do our gay ballet on ice, bluebirds on our shoulders
we’re half awake in a fake empire
we’re half awake in a fake empire

turn the light out say goodnight, no thinking for a little while
let’s not try to figure out everything at once
it’s hard to keep track of you falling through the sky
we’re half awake in a fake empire

we’re half awake in a fake empire

/ the national lyrics