What does Empire mean?

Shakira: Empire Meaning

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Song Released: 2014

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


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jun 11th 2014 !⃝

    A lover needs to reveal his true self, his true feelings for his love, thus taking off his skin. His love wants to take his sins (his pain and mistrust from his past) and she wants him to let it go as she will absorb it as he learns to trust. He needs to close his heart to mistrust, but, let his love in. Now it's now just the two of them in the vast world. She wants to be his hero, his everything he's ever wanted. Like the empires of the world unite, these are two of the strongest hearts which have connected. This unity of souls and hearts is unique and one of a kind. The intense feeling of making love is spreading and getting stronger like a wildfire spreads through a dry field. And when he touches her skin it's a magnetic feeling like the connection between the stars and the universe. When she raises her head she's looking to see his reaction for approval and is looking to see if his heart is indeed hers. She wants him to hold her close and now puts her trust within him . The edge signifies a final step in letting her heart fall deeply. Their union makes them feel alive and free and their lovemaking goes on eternally as does a wild fire.

  2. anonymous
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    Feb 1st 2022 !⃝

    I will ruin this song for you.
    I saw the official video and this song is DARK!
    Seriously. Don't read this.

    The deafening screams of bliss are a new relationship with a troubled man. She loves him and wants him to find comfort in a world he's been lost in.
    'What can be so bad?' she thinks. "Open up to me. I'll love you no matter what."

    He regrets his actions, he's made mistakes, and she accepts him as he is. Stands by him. Stays with him.

    And his true nature...what he always was, shows up and this time she is the victim of his worst instincts. His abuse.

    He regrets what he does, she knew this about him. She forgives him, they reconcile in the fire that was their beginning, but the snake doesn't change. The glorious eagle hunts the rat. He can't change, and she can't either. This is the relationship. She'll be consumed and be in love throughout.

  3. anonymous
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    May 8th 2014 !⃝

    About a woman preceived as chase when about to commit to a mortal relationship she couldn't she was already tainted by darkness and her own perverted lust she is a witch her statement is she would rather burn and in hell than to commit to another lie (a particular religion depicted) I believe once you have tasted that all consuming satan you can never go back without some serious spiritual guidance. Katy Perry sing about it when in her song it's said there's no turning back hope this help there's more just to busy!

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