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"Next message, saved Saturday at 9:24 P.M."

"Sorry, I'm just... it's starting to hit me like a um... um... two ton heavy thing..."

Last night the word came down
Ten dead in Chinatown
Innocent, their only crime
Was being in the wrong place at the wrong time

"Too bad", people say.
"What's wrong with the kids today?"
I tell you right now they've got nothing to lose
They're building empire

Charlie used to work after school
At the cinema show
Gotta hustle if he wants an education
Yeah, he's got a long way to go

Now he's out on the street all day
Selling crack to the people who pay
Got an AK-47 for his best friend
Business, the American way

East side meets west side downtown
No time, the walls fall down

Can't you feel it coming? (Empire)
Can't you hear it calling?

Black man, trapped again
Holds his chains in his hand
Brother killing brother for the profit of another
Game point, nobody wins

Decline is right on time
What happened to the dream sublime?
Tear it all down, we'll put it up again
Another empire

East side meets west side downtown
No time (no time), the walls fall down

Can't you feel it coming? (Empire)
Can't you hear it calling? (Empire)
Can't someone here stop it?

In fiscal year 1986 to '87, local, state, and federal governments spent a combined total of 60.6 billion dollars on law enforcement.
Federal law enforcement expenditures ranked last in absolute dollars and accounted for only a sixth percent of all federal spending.
By way of comparison, the federal government spent 24 million more on space exploration
And 43 times more on national defense and international relations than on law enforcement.


Can't you feel it coming? (Empire)
Can't you hear it calling? (Empire)
Can't you feel it coming? (Empire)
Can't you hear it calling? (Empire)

Can't you feel it coming? (Empire)
Can't you hear it calling? (Empire)
Can't you feel it coming? (Empire)
Can't someone here stop it?
Empire

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