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KT Tunstall — Invisible Empire
Album: Invisible Empire / Crescent Moon
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 1138









Released: 2013
Length: 3:49
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I thought the candle was gonna go out
The wind was blowing and the door was open
But the candle never went out, never went out

The wave found its way to the shore
I thought it was a ripple and nothing more
But the wave found its way all the way to the shore

Woah, I wanna burn this house
I know I wanna jump into the fire
Oh, oh I'm gonna tear them down
Pinnacles of my invisible empire

I know the gamble never works twice
All the distractions at the table and the weighted dice
But the thrill of it feels so nice, you do it all again

But I look to the chips I lose,
Standing on the platform with my neck in the noose
And I know its not my time, not my time

Woah, I wanna burn this house
I know I wanna jump into the fire
Oh, oh I'm gonna tear them down
The pinnacles of my invisible empire

And if I do, all the things I do
While I tell myself that I'm staying true
I'll never stop, you know I'll never stop
You know I'll never think about it
Put an end to all this time, that I would spend with it on my mind
I never stopped, you know I never stopped
You know I always wondered about it
I wondered about the wonder

Woah oh oh, I wear a rusting crown
I know this dynasty is falling
The crowd shouts for another round
To see the ruin, the spectacular, diamonds baby
Icebergs, the minarets and the marketplaces
The signal fires of my invisible empire
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Beautiful is too mediocre a word for KT 10/10.
I know the gamble never works twice

All the distractions at the table and the weighted dice

But the thrill of it feels so nice, you do it all again


Image result for rolling dice
 rhlrstn wrote:

I can't decide if this comment is more hilarious or pretentious...
 
Isn't it good - Russian wood.....
 TerryS wrote:
My tall stemmed wine glass is adding a most unpleasant extra low bass note vibration from the Russian wood table.

Ahh, just need a slight lowering of the level of Valpolicella. Perfectly in tune now...dare I drink more? 
 
I can't decide if this comment is more hilarious or pretentious...
 maclochness wrote:

Thank you motoboy!
 

Amusing indeed. Reminds me that if I had to give up all my arsehole friends I'd have zero friends. 
OK. Never thought a lot about her. But may be a new fan.
This song is just beautifully sung. Such exquisite expression and intonation.
 motoboy145 wrote:
just a lot of unhappy people here.  Free radio(if your a freeloader) this good and complain etc...

don't sweat the small stuff

 
Thank you motoboy!
lovely!
funny life isn't it - saw her as a teen nobody playing in a bar in St Andrews - now look at her... her mentor is very talented - www.kingcreosote.com

Oblig. 2017 comment.

This song went from being played too much to not enough, I suspect...


Please let me hear where you're goin'

Ps. why be there and out there shown when you're takin me home ?
My tall stemmed wine glass is adding a most unpleasant extra low bass note vibration from the Russian wood table.

Ahh, just need a slight lowering of the level of Valpolicella. Perfectly in tune now...dare I drink more? 
 jeffhorwich wrote:
Wow, here I am a month later, and I still can't avoid this song on RP. Great song — the first 20 times.
 
Oh whatever.  This is a beautiful follow on Elliot Smith and Calexico.  Why you can't simply enjoy such magical programming is beyond me.
RP is my invisible empire {#Sunny}
Wow, here I am a month later, and I still can't avoid this song on RP. Great song -- the first 20 times.
We need a break from this song. Every time I turn to RP, I seem to hear it.
 ch83575 wrote:

You sure know your deserts... me, I'm more interested in desserts.

 
I'll take them both.  The wife and I are united in matrimonial bliss because of a certain blueberry pie.  Dessert as the basis for marriage is highly recommended.    
Just to syrupy for me.
Wow.  Incredible vocal performance.
    KT Tunstall - listening pleasure
 MargoMallen wrote:
What a singer songwriter.  I love it!
 

 
What a voice. I love her. 
 alux wrote:

Guess again.  Saguaro cacti are Arizona (Sonoran desert), not Texas (Chihuahuan desert)...

 
You sure know your deserts... me, I'm more interested in desserts.
Viva la Kt t....
 MargoMallen wrote:
What a singer songwriter.  I love it!
 

 
......... what she said :)
What a singer songwriter.  I love it!
 
 rdo wrote:

Looks to me like Texas.  Interesting how this CD cover says "Invisible Empire Crescent Moon".  A great book was recently published titled "Empire of the Summer Moon" about the Comanche, and Quanah Parker, and the raids the Comanche did in Texas.  Incredible book.  John Ford's The Searchers was based on Parker's mother.

 
Guess again.  Saguaro cacti are Arizona (Sonoran desert), not Texas (Chihuahuan desert)...
 xkolibuul wrote:
Methinks I know the exact spot where the album cover photo was taken...

 
Looks to me like Texas.  Interesting how this CD cover says "Invisible Empire Crescent Moon".  A great book was recently published titled "Empire of the Summer Moon" about the Comanche, and Quanah Parker, and the raids the Comanche did in Texas.  Incredible book.  John Ford's The Searchers was based on Parker's mother.
Methinks I know the exact spot where the album cover photo was taken...
I should have never dumped her
 foothillfreak wrote:
I just saw KT Tunstall a couple days ago at the State Room. Wow! She is a one person powerhouse and put on an excellent show. I was only vaguely familiar with her before, but at the show I knew every song (thanks, RP!) and now I'm a huge fan. Rock on KT!

 
I was at the same show. Agreed. She's one of those musicians who deserve to be much more widely known. Scotland should be proud!
Very Feist-like.
{#Bananapiano} Top artist, amazing album - Scotland's finest.  8 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9
 dudeeg wrote:

Yup, the distortion is there, especially when bass/kick is there. Sounds like an overdrive.
 
File replaced. Should be good now.
 andrewmi wrote:
I think there may be an issue with the audio in this upload. I keep hearing a crackle on certain notes, and I'm nearly 100% sure it's not my speakers as I don't notice it on any other songs. Am I crazy? Does anyone else notice?

 
Yup, the distortion is there, especially when bass/kick is there. Sounds like an overdrive.
 stunix wrote:

that Lagavulin should only be used for cleaning industrial motors.    I prefer Obans output on the other side.


actually, scrub that too, I prefer a wee dram of Magno. ;)

 
Heresy! Lagavulin is honeyed smoke and it warms my soul. Oban is not bad but I like a little more spirit in my spirit. 
 ThePoose wrote:
Love to share a wee dram of Lagavulin down by the burn with yon lass...We'll say nowt about our tryst, KT.

 
that Lagavulin should only be used for cleaning industrial motors.    I prefer Obans output on the other side.


actually, scrub that too, I prefer a wee dram of Magno. ;)
I just saw KT Tunstall a couple days ago at the State Room. Wow! She is a one person powerhouse and put on an excellent show. I was only vaguely familiar with her before, but at the show I knew every song (thanks, RP!) and now I'm a huge fan. Rock on KT!
The song and the album are beautiful.  I only just came across it about a week ago and can't stop playing it.  So different to her other stuff which I also love but if I had to choose I would choose this album over the earlier ones.
 fredriley wrote:

Is KT after a cameo in Game of Thrones, perhaps? Or a remake of Monty Python and the Holy Grail :o)

I loved her first two albums, but I really think she's lost her way from the wee lassie with the big voice who exploded onto the scene all those years ago. Getting a bit soft with age, KT...

Nice to see that the video was filmed in Scotland, going by the Scots pines in the forest...

 
She'd be a damn fine Lady of the Lake.
Love to share a wee dram of Lagavulin down by the burn with yon lass...We'll say nowt about our tryst, KT.
Yup, I was hearing the same thing. Distortion in some places. Sounds like a bad rip with the level too high. 

  andrewmi wrote:
I think there may be an issue with the audio in this upload. I keep hearing a crackle on certain notes, and I'm nearly 100% sure it's not my speakers as I don't notice it on any other songs. Am I crazy? Does anyone else notice?

 


I think there may be an issue with the audio in this upload. I keep hearing a crackle on certain notes, and I'm nearly 100% sure it's not my speakers as I don't notice it on any other songs. Am I crazy? Does anyone else notice?
Kept wanting this to be fake empire. Still OK though.
 {#Arrowd}Agreed ! helenofjoy wrote:

I agree with him {#Arrowd}

 


 mixplusik wrote:


 
Is KT after a cameo in Game of Thrones, perhaps? Or a remake of Monty Python and the Holy Grail :o)

I loved her first two albums, but I really think she's lost her way from the wee lassie with the big voice who exploded onto the scene all those years ago. Getting a bit soft with age, KT...

Nice to see that the video was filmed in Scotland, going by the Scots pines in the forest...
 oldfart48 wrote:
DIDN'T WATCH THE VIDIO....I am 65 and have no fear, this is good stuff.........this is a music place...........{#Dance}

 
I agree with him {#Arrowd}
DIDN'T WATCH THE VIDIO....I am 65 and have no fear, this is good stuff.........this is a music place...........{#Dance}