EMPRA

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Melbourne rock band EMPRA's self-titled debut is an in your face, high energy bad arse rock gem that will lift your spirits. Featuring the singles "Doesn't Make Much Sense", "Like A Runaway", "Only Love", "One of These Days" and "I Won't Give Up" also features stellar guest musician Wally de Backer (Gotye) who plays epic keys on "Sabrina". This album is a tribute to a dearly departed punk rocker named Wayne Thunder.

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released May 21, 2012

All words & music by Sanny Veloo except where indicated.

Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Ricki Rae at Lighthill Studios, Melbourne, Australia

© 2012 Thunderheart Records

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Track Name: I Won't Give Up
I've been holding on to the edges of my mind
It feels like we're running outta time
I've been hanging on to the dream that keeps me alive
But am I believing another lie
Now that I had it with waiting around
So what if I got lost to be found

I won't give up
I've been down inside the dumps
(I can't get any lower now)
I'll be rising from this slump
(I'm gonna take it higher now)
I don't care about your prediction
I'll decide my destination

I'll be busting outta the prison that took my life
I'm gonna be crossing the borderlines
You were the one that was weighing me down
I'm sick and tired of your precious crown
Track Name: Hand Me A Livewire
You don't have the right to tell me how I should feel
You don't live my life what do you know about keeping it real?
Complicate and hide
As the blood red win runs down your eyes
You are no longer a man
Now you're crossing the line
You pushed your luck with no alibi

My mind is growing tired
Hand me a livewire
I've been waiting for far too long
This was supposed to be fun

I don't understand
Can't you follow a simple plan?
Or are you really that dumb that you could never see that all I needed was for you to leave
Validate and try
But the jokes on you are justified
I'm unfriending you on my Facebook
Are those really tears in your eyes
When your prosecution is based on lies
Track Name: Doesn't Make Much Sense
You're holding on to anger
From the life you seem to choose
You're blinded by the torture
Of the judgements passed by you
This is killing you and me

This life doesn't make much sense
When I'm sticking around
Waiting for something to end
What would you do if I threw this away?
Frustrated I've had enough
I've given it all and now I'm losing a friend
What can I do you're fading away!

Now everyone's a betrayer
Even the God fearing men
You're plastered eyes a disaster
Beaten down from self abuse
You can't do this to yourself
Track Name: Like A Runaway
Check my heart dear friend
Can you hear the emptiness
There's a void inside
Can you figure it out?

Everyone around
Doesn't seem to understand
There's a pulse in my veins
But it's draining me inside out

Like a runaway
I'm leaving this all behind
I'm taking the chance I gotta be alive
Like a runaway
I'm leaving this all behind
For the chance of a lifetime
Will you run with me tonight?

Take your time dear friend
You can read into my mind
If you get lost inside
There ain't no guiding lights
Track Name: Only Love
You say you're going down
And nothing that I say will suffice
Do we owe it to ourselves to fight?
You say I will never understand
I don't see the truth in these lights
Tell me how the hell did we survive?
Sometimes you gotta fake it till you make it
I don't care if have to lie
Cos I can't bear to lose you tonight

Only love can last forever
Until the end of time
Only love can last forever
Cos even you and I, will die

I couldn't find the words
And maybe now this comes too late
Empty promises fade away
I may be holding on
In your eyes I reflect the pain
From all those trying times I stood by you
You know we gonna make it if we work it
I don't care how much we try
I can't bear to lose you tonight

How can you say that you're living a lie?
All these years you're throwing out the door
Now before you stray, think of what you used to say
Weren't those miracles and sunsets found?
How did we lose the way...
Track Name: One of These Days
Losing our minds with our open eyes
Believing a love we don't recognise anymore
How do we move when we can't decide?
We're holding on to the life that we left behind
After everything we said, everything we did
Here we are up in arms again
So when we're dying for an end will we understand
What if I don't give a damm anymore

One of these days now
Maybe we'll find a way
It's too late for us to fix this crime
One of these days now
Maybe we'll find a way
It's too late for us to fix this...

Trippin' our minds with another lie
What do we do when we run outta places to hide
Now that everything has changed
We don't feel the same
Here we are losing faith again
So when we're dying for an end will we understand
What if I don't give a damm anymore
Track Name: One of a Kind
A setback once again
We're standing here at the start
Holding our broken hearts
Now that you're feeling the weight
When it all comes crashing down
You pretend
But I know you're hurting inside I've been there

You know I never told you so
But I know that you're a one of a kind
And if you gotta take it slow
You know I'll never leave you behind
You won't even need to understand

Cos we've been waiting too long, too long, too long
Now when you have finally appeared
Seems like forever's too long, too long, too long
Been waiting for the dust to clear

A set back once again
We're standing here at the start
Are you ready to trust your heart?
Now that you've had enough of beginning another end
You refuse
Been denying the truth which you hide from yourself.
But not this time.
Track Name: Charity Song
Sitting at home wasting my time
Thinking I don't know what I'm doing with my life
Internet lines can you give me a sign
I need a permanent vacation
Tomorrow's gonna be my exodus

Oh won't you take me where I belong
Charity, I need some healing
It won't be long until we slip into the zone
Soon all this loneliness and emptiness will turn into happiness
You just got to hold on

Spacing at work living a lie
Feeling I'm so bored
This is somebody else's life
Telephone line yeah it gives me the sign
I'm gonna shove this altercation
Tomorrow's gonna be my exodus
Track Name: Tragedy
Could you ever believe that a tragedy could be tearing you at the seams?
You didn't realise through all the times you tried you were losing to your misery
But you brought it upon youself from the day you decided to be someone else
Growing hole in your heart you lost the way from the start
You were hurting from calamity

You were 18 you were out on your own
You had a big dream you were ready to go
The bottle of whisky you're only friend
Now you're 25 lucky to be alive
Soon your life is gonna pass you by
You gotta wake up, dont be blind
You're not the tragedy

Could you every believe that a tragedy could be saving you from the brink?
You didn't realise you were committing a crime by believe you could never succeed
You were losing you're mind to insanity too heavy you just couldn't think
Driving you're life to the edge somehow you're back from the dead
Like the winner of a lottery


You were 18 you were out on your own
You had a big dream you were ready to go
The bottle of whisky ain't you're only friend
Now you're 25 lucky to be alive
Soon your life is gonna pass you by
You gotta wake up, you gotta stop getting blind
You're not the tragedy
Track Name: Slipping Away
If I should be here tomorrow
Gotta lose sight of the past
I've been stuck in a rut for too long
Now I'm losing my focus again
I can't find the inspiration
I need some kinda salvation
For my head am I too late?

Can you save me I'm slipping away again
Can you save me I'm slipping away once again
I'm sick and tired of starting over again

Have I wasted all this time
Freeing myself from the chains
When redemption was far beyond
Now I'm facing the battle again
Help me see the illusions
I'm drowning in a sea of frustration
In my head am I already dead?
Track Name: Sabrina
Another night without you by my side
You wanna leave to rest your crying eyes
For it seems we've tried everything
But can't you see you're love is everything to me
Hold on, cos we just need more time
To realise this is worth it all

Sabrina, I can't do this on my own
Sabrina, Angel don't you go

If grace and light guides us on this path
And I surrender the will to decide
Then tell me why does it hurt when you walk away
If we can't be together hear me at last
Hold on, you are my loveliest dream
Please believe we are one in our love

And now we're worlds apart
But my love transcends all space and time