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Power of the Empire
POTE
Die But Once
Album: Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire
Released: March 9, 2015
Sung by: Hakeem Lyon

Power of the Empire is an original song performed in the Season One episode, Die But Once and was also played in Who I Am. It is performed by Hakeem Lyon and is featured in the album Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire.

In Die But Once, Hakeem rehearses the song for his entourage. In Who I Am, the song is played over clips of how the characters were after Lucious' arrest.

Lyrics

Hakeem
Verse 1:
I wanna reign over my Empire like Caesar
I wanna walk over water and die like Jesus
I want a G5 Learjet fully loaded, all new features
It's easy to travel the world with a lifetime Visa


T-t-time of the essence
Hot damn it keep me focused (Keep me focused, keep me focused)
(Keep me focused, keep me focused)
My mind is a weapon(Is a weapon)
I gotta keep it loaded(Keep it loaded, keep it loaded)


They all wanna see you
Whenever you make it
They all wanna come when
Your name in the papers
The more that you give 'em
The more that they taking
So you gotta remember
To cover the basics

Hook:
Power, for the power
Power, all for the power
Power, for the power
Power, all for the power
Power of the empire
For the power, of the empire
I'll do anything for the power
Of the empire, of the empire

Lie, cheat, steal, fight
Just to get home for the night (I'll do anything for the power)
Lie, cheat, steal, fight
Just to get home for the night (I'll do anything for the power)

I want everybody at attention
You can call me Mr. Lyon
When I visit, When I visit
If money is the root to all evil
You can see me ball
People never see me fall
Cause I got the power

T-t-time of the essence
Hot damn it keep me focused (Keep me focused, keep me focused)
My mind is a weapon
I gotta keep it loaded (Keep it loaded, keep it loaded)

They all wanna see you
Whenever you make it
They all wanna come when
Your name in the papers
The more that you give 'em
The more that they taking
So you gotta remember
To cover the basics

Hook:
Power, for the power
Power, all for the power
Power, for the power
Power, all for the power
Power of the empire
For the power
I'll do anything for the power
Of the empire, of the empire

Lie, cheat, steal, fight
Just to get home for the night (I'll do anything for the power)
Lie, cheat, steal, fight
Just to get home for the night (I'll do anything for the power)

I want everybody at attention
You can call me Mr. Lyon
When I visit, when I visit
If money is the root to all evil
You can see me ball
People never see me fall
Cause I got the power

Hook:
Power, for the power
Power, all for the power
Power, for the power
Power, all for the power
Power of the empire
For the power
I'll do anything for the power (It's mine)
Of the empire, of the empire

Lie, cheat, steal, fight
Just to get home for the night (I'll do anything for the power)
Lie, cheat, steal, fight
Just to get home for the night (I'll do anything for the power)

I want everybody at attention
You can call me Mr. Lyon
When I visit, when I visit (I'll do anything for the power)
If money is the root to all evil
You can see me ball
People never see me fall
Cause I got the power

Navigation

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Season One Songs
Pilot
What Is Love Live In The Moment Good Enough Right There Armani

The Outspoken King
What The DJ Spins Adios Tell The Truth No Apologies

The Devil Quotes Scripture
Bad Girl Up All Night

False Imposition
Hustle Hard Keep It Movin'

Dangerous Bonds
The Point of It All Drip Drop Keep Your Money

Out, Damned Spot
Take Me To The River Can't Truss 'Em I Wanna Love You

Our Dancing Days
Walk Out On Me Money for Nothing You're So Beautiful (90s Version)

The Lyon's Roar
You're So Beautiful You're So Beautiful (White Party Version) You're So Beautiful (Hakeem Rap Version)

Unto the Breach
All of the Above Black & Blue Conqueror You're So Beautiful (Full Cast Version)

Sins of the Father
Shake Down Nothing But A Number Lola (Song) Remember The Music

Die But Once
Power of the Empire For My God Peaches N Cream Nothing To Lose

Who I Am
NY Raining Come Away With Me What The DJ Says Whatever Makes You Happy

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