Love the Empire

Love the Empire

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Love the Empire is a pop rock band from Toronto, with high energy performances that match their high energetic music!

Biography

Pete Klassen is the artist known as Love the Empire. It was in 2005 while laying in a hospital bed that Love the Empire was born. Pete ended up in a hospital bed after a car crashing into him on the side of a highway, crushing his limbs and dying in the snow for 45 minutes waiting for an ambulance. After that experience happened he really wanted to make some key changes in life...and if he was able to play music again he wanted it to be something positive, not only the music, but the name itself.

The name didn't mean anything at first, but it's starting to have more and more significance. "Love the Empire to me is about not only music because that is the foundation but it's about seeing a need and meeting it, loving people, and loving life. It's about trying to make a positive impact in what ever possible way I can." - Pete Klassen

Summer 2007 Love the Empire came out with the debut album To Self-Destruct. "My Long Awaited Life" got played on a radio station CHYR in the Windsor, ON area. Won a battle of the bands with song "The Absent Light". Now Love the Empire is currently recording a new album called ACTIONS with a tour to follow.

Lyrics

God, the Devil & Angels Battle

Written By: Pete Klassen

Swallowed in the heartbreak of my sins
How much longer will I have to pay?
These consequences dwell so deep within
She told me…
You know…she saw right though me

Before I fell…
Seeking my way out of hell
But that was then
I’ve gotten up again

God, the Devil & the angel’s wage…this battle
Claim this life I’d known so well
I don’t have to live this way
He held me…
Long ago…always said he love me

Before I fell…
Seeking my way out of hell
But that was then
I’ve gotten up again

Now I found Jesus
I’m trying to give up this life of lust
Pursuing all this in my mind, none of which is mine
It’s all in my mind

Fine Line

Written By: Pete Klassen

I try to stare and recognize something
Familiar inside
I can’t deny that I’m ill equipped
To speak into your life

I’ll look to you to educate me on what
You’re going through
I can’t presume to know
You know how this life goes…more then most

Who am I to think I comprehend to
Know what’s wrong or right
It’s so much more then a fine line
The answers are so hard to find

I’ll look to you to educate me on what
You’re going through
I can’t presume to know
You know how this life goes…more then most

Solo

We’re both from different worlds
I just can’t comprehend
I want to reach out my hand but
I just can’t understand

I’ll look to you to educate me on what
You’re going through
I can’t presume to know
You know how this life goes…more then most

Discography

To Self-destruct (2007) iTunes & Myspace stream. Played on radio stations in Windsor, ON

Actions (2009) - Releasing Summer 2009 - Single - This Life

Set List

This Life
The Descent
Sleep Safe
God, The Devil & Angels Battle
A Fast Escape
When The Sky Is Falling Down
The Fine Line
Drive
My Long Awaited Life
1987
Panic Is Rampant
Actions