Our Nations Empire

Our Nations Empire

BandAlternativeAdult Contemporary

Our Nations Empire, formerly known as PipersTrail, continues to write songs that stray away from popular norm attracting a more sophisticated audience. Influenced by classic and progressive rock. Our Nations Empire music blends beautiful guitar melodies and heartfelt expressive lyrics.

Biography

Everyone's an artist right?... You can say that, although Raymon Fong and Our Nations Empire is more than music. It is the art with the music that makes Our Nations Empire something special. He is a visual artist with a sensitive side to writing and playing guitar.

Heavily influenced by classic, progressive and folk rock is where he blends his music and writing. Idols include Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, Mark Knopfler, Rush to Neil Young and Natalie Merchant.

Trained as a fine artist Ray believes the visuals are just as important as the music.

"I believe the music and art should come as one... I take as much enjoyment designing the art for my albums as in writing the music." Ray F.

Raymon started his first music project, PipersTrail, which included the release of his first album entitled "Between Mind & Machine" in which Al B performed on. This album expresses the melodic and soft side of Ray's musical influences. Today PipersTrail has evolved into Our Nations Empire (O.N.E). A different look, an expansion of discovery and sound.

"We adapt, Our Nations Empire is just an expansion of my music. O.N.E is everything I feel, from anger, hope, distress and happiness. O.N.E allows all my musical influences to be expressed, not just the soft ones..." Ray F.

Expect a musical evolution in all of Our Nations Empire Music projects.

Lyrics

Little Tommy Gun

Written By: Raymon Fong; Performed by Al B.

Another painful execution will begin
Ridiculed in the prime of their lives
Torn apart between hate and the feelings within
Deciding to escape the world they live in

Falling to the sounds of explosions
Touched by emotions, overcome by fears
Soon to be judged by death
As shell blasts ring in their ears

To leave their family is to leave their mind
Overcoming senses which they leave in time
Reality begins to fade, bodies begin to unwind
Little Tommy Gun, why don't you stay behind

Nothing can stop this bloody fate
Together with others who have fallen that day
Staring down the nose of a barrel
Slowly their fears begin to slip away

To leave their family is to leave their mind
Overcoming senses which they leave in time
Reality begins to fade, bodies begin to unwind
Little Tommy Gun, why don't you stay behind

copyright © 2004 Raymon Fong. All rights reserved.

Black November

Written By: Raymon Fong; Performed by Al B.

Hiding in the shadows with nowhere to run, despair crawls over me
Ambushed by a best friend's calm, unexpectedly
Seasons passed on, nothing was wrong as far as the eye could see
To my surprise it was all but lies, it was nothing but a dream

A future uncertain, it seemed to be a burden
There was nothing to lose anyway
The feelings have moved on, a silent reminder
I wish the dreams would've stayed
So close to the end

Months fly by, admirations were high, the journey was said and done
Last lap in the leg, ten feet away, he gave in before he'd begun
The race is now over, still running away, faceless in the crowd
This black November was all I remember, nothing to talk about

With no remorse he walked out the door, excuses thin and weak
Alone in the end to try to defend the promise I intend to keep
A simple suggestion of all that is left, the cut was thick and deep
To carry on slowly is all I can do, must rise back on my feet

A future uncertain, it seemed to be a burden
There was nothing to lose anyway
The feelings have moved on, a silent reminder
I wish the dreams would've stayed
So close to the end

The show must go on, the dream is reborn, the start of a brand new day
Dragged down behind, motivation was blinded by the feelings of being afraid
The chance has now passed but the silence still lasts, hiding from his doubts
This black November was all I remember, nothing to talk about

copyright © 2004 Raymon Fong. All rights reserved.

Time to Fly

Written By: Raymon Fong; Performed by Al B.

Quiet and softly she speaks in her sleep
Of dreams and visions that light up her life
With nothing to lose she takes the chance
Like a baby she walks for the very first time

Let her stand in front of the crowd
The sparkle in her eyes tells the story
On top of the world she loves the show
Let the curtains fall down upon her soul

It's time to fly
Time to feel the wind blowing
Don't be afraid to look down
It's a better place where you're going

It's time to fly
There's no one around you
Don't be afraid to look down
It's your turn to shine

She spends her time searching for herself
Cautious with every step she takes
A new begining with every day she wakes
Time will come just wait and see

Feeling uncomfortable is part of the journey
With a strong will she finds her way
Let go and she will do just fine
Like a bird who takes off for the very first time

It's time to fly
Time to feel the wind blowing
Don't be afraid to look down
It's a better place where you're going

It's time to fly
There's no one around you
Don't be afraid to look down
It's your turn to shine

copyright © 2004 Raymon Fong. All rights reserved.

Lost Years

Written By: Raymon Fong

Ressurect these eyes
For they have come to realize
What does it mean to be free
Two steps ahead unable see
Dunno know where I'm going or where I'm suppose to be

What has happened what has passed
Those lost years they seem to have last
Awaken from a slumber
Taken from a dream
Where do I turn to when nothings what it seems

Cheer in amazement, for what it may be worth
Let me close these eyes one time, forget about this curse
Let my body rest for my thoughts have gone astray
Sleep from these long lost years of pain and endless days

Discography

1st Release:
"PipersTrail - Between Mind & Machine"

Song: "Little Tommy Gun" first single released from the "Between Mind & Machine" album, includes video in circulation on the internet.

Song: "Time to Fly" currently recieving purchases and internet downloads.

2nd Release:
"Our Nations Empire - Relay"
10 Song album written, recorded, performed by Raymon Fong.

Set List

Not touring yet, still writing...