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the empire (part 2 = the last part)

the empire's in the books
so you can look at maps
and dream of its past glory

you have understood
the history has gaps
but that's a different story

LIFT
the times of fame and fortune
your country's might and power
are long since gone for good

CHORUS
sometimes it's better to forget
to not look back but look ahead
if you asked me what I would do
I'd try to gain a broadened view

the buildings lie in ruins
all roadways overgrown
past grandeur but a rumour

it was no one's doing
as far as it is known
it should be seen with humour

LIFT
the times of fame and fortune
your country's might and power
will not come back too soon

CHORUS
sometimes it's better to forget
to not look back but look ahead
if you asked me what I would do
I'd try to gain a broadened view

BRIDGE
if you dig up the past
you'll wake up old demons
you'd not want to last

CHORUS [usually there is NO lift after the bridge that already is supposed to serve as a lift]
sometimes it's better to forget
to not look back but look ahead
if you asked me what I would do
I'd try to gain a broadened view

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The rhyme patterns I use are

verses: ABC (C is a female rhyme!) ABC
lift: XXA ('X' means 'no rhyme', A rhymes with the A line of the verse!)
chorus: AABB
bridge: AXA

Different song parts should differ in meter (number of stresses) and possibly also in their rhyme structure.
Here verses and lifts have the same meter, three stresses all through, the chorus has four stresses, the bridge two.

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