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The Empire Strikes First
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Written by: Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 2004
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We strike first
And we're unrehearsed.
Here we go again
To stage the greatest show on heaven and earth.
Come on, get your money's worth.

Don't wanna live,
Don't wanna give,
Don't wanna be
E-M-P-I-R-E.
Don't wanna live,
Don't wanna be
E-M-P-I-R-E.

We're coming on fast
And we're built to last.
We stumbled once in 'Nam,
Now we're glad to finally say
Those days have passed.
Tell me how long can it last?

Don't wanna live,
Don't wanna give,
Don't wanna be
E-M-P-I-R-E.
Don't wanna live,
Don't wanna be
E-M-P-I-R-E.

We just started out,
You don't need to be afraid,
Yeah you deserve two minutes hate.
Well, we spit and we cursed
And our bleeding hearts burst,
But even ten million souls
Marching in February couldn't stop the worst.
Couldn't reverse...

Don't wanna live,
Don't wanna give,
Don't wanna be
E-M-P-I-R-E.
Don't wanna live,
Don't wanna be
E-M-P-I-R-E.

I can't live if living is with you...

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Album version
3:23 The Empire Strikes First 86694-1CRS (CLEAR/RED) United States 12" 2015
3:23 The Empire Strikes First 86694-1 United States 12" 2010
3:23 The Empire Strikes First Russia CD 2007
3:23 The Empire Strikes First 86694-1 United States 12" 2004
3:23 The Empire Strikes First 6694-1 Europe 12" 2004
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3:23 The Empire Strikes First 86694-2S2 United States CD 2004
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