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Empty Chairs at Empty Tables

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Native Construct's rendition of "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" from Les Misérables

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There's a grief that can't be spoken
There's a pain goes on and on
Empty chairs at empty tables
Now my friends are dead and gone

Here they talked of revolution
Here it was they lit the flame
Here they sang about tomorrow
And tomorrow never came

From the table in the corner
They could see a world reborn
And they rose with voices ringing
And I can hear them now
The very words that they had sung
Became their last communion
On the lonely barricade at dawn

Oh, my friends, my friends, forgive me
That I live and you are gone
There's a grief that can't be spoken
There's a pain goes on and on

Phantom faces at the window
Phantom shadows on the floor
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more

Oh, my friends, my friends, don't ask me
What your sacrifice was for
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will sing no more

credits

released November 4, 1915
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Arranged and Orchestrated by Myles Yang
Vocals by Robert Edens
Mixed and Mastered by Robert Edens

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Native Construct Boston, Massachusetts

Native Construct is a prog-metal band from Boston, Massachusetts, made up of five twenty-something-year-olds who met at music school.

In 2015, we released our first album, Quiet World, on Metal Blade Records. You can hear it on this page. Enjoy.
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