Above My Door

from by The New Empires

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There's blood, there's blood above my door
My daddy, he put it there
Down veins of wood the crimson pours
And lingers in the air

'What barb'rous redemption,' thought I
'What bloody protection from night.'
But we'll not feel death's bite
At least not tonight.

There's blood, there's blood upon my heart
My mama, she put it there
It's not her blood, but on that heart
Are her sweat, her tears, her prayers

O mother, O mother how I
Will treasure your words of life
And someday when this firstborn dies
That blood will be life


from The New Empires, released December 1, 2011



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The New Empires Chattanooga, Tennessee

Comprised of Yankees, Southerners and others that don't fit into any category, The New Empires is a six piece chamber pop band that brings folk, rock n' roll and theatrics together to create something you haven't heard before. They'll be touring in the South and up the East coast as they promote their self-titled LP, released on December 1, 2011. ... more

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