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"Empire" - Shakira [YouTube Official Video + Lyrics]

Justin Stanger

by Justin Stanger

Published March 25, 2014

Shakira has shared her new video for "Empire," off of her new self-titled album, released through Ace Entertainment.

The video starts with Shakira walking down a church aisle in a wedding dress, yet there doesn't seem to be a groom in sight. She then becomes a runaway bride, escaping through a field of grass. Though Shakira belts, "I wanna be yours," the act of running away during her wedding seems to convey the opposite. Once she escapes, there are some shots of her on the church steps with her wedding dress on fire. The second half shows her singing in a revealing black dress under a giant ball of light. Check out the it above.

The track begins as a pretty piano ballad with the band rocking out on the song's chorus, which is a series of distorted growls. The song becomes massive with pounding drums, loud guitars and a mysterious string arrangement. She sings, "Like the empires of the world unite, we are alive and the stars make love to the universe." Is this profound poetry or nonsense? Read the lyrics below and decide for yourself.

Shakira "Empire" Lyrics:

Take off all of your skin
And brave when you are free
Shake off all of your sins
And give them to me
Close up, let me back in
I wanna be yours, wanna be your hero
And my heart beats

Like the empires of the world unite
We are alive
And the stars make love to the universe
You're my wildfire every single night
We are alive
And the stars make love to the universe
And you touch me
And I'm like and I'm like and I'm like
Hoooooo hoooooo
And I'm like hoooooo hoooooo
And I'm like hoooooo hoooooo
And I'm like hoooooo

I will follow you down wherever you go
I, I'm, baby, I'm bound to you and do you know?
Closer, pull me in tight
I wanna be yours, wanna be your hero
And my heart beats

Like the empires of the world unite
We are alive
And the stars make love to the universe
You're my wildfire every single night
We are alive
And the stars make love to the universe
And you touch me
And I'm like and I'm like and I'm like
Hoooooo hoooooo
We are alive
Hoooooo hoooooo
And I'm like hoooooo hoooooo
We are alive
Hoooooo

I'm just gonna raise my head
Welcome to the final edge
And I'm gonna fall
I'm just gonna raise my head
And hold you close

Like the empires of the world unite
We are alive
And the stars make love to the universe
You're my wildfire every single night
We are alive
And the stars make love to the universe
And you touch me
And I'm like and I'm like and I'm like
Hoooooo hoooooo
And I'm like hoooooo hoooooo
And I'm like hoooooo hoooooo
And I'm like hoooooo

You can purchase Shakira. on iTunes or stream it for free here on Zumic.

For more news, music and tour dates, check out Shakira's Zumic artist page.

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Source: shakiraVEVO YouTube Channel

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