Federal Empire, The - Bad Habits Lyrics




When you look at me
And my tattoed sleeves
Yeah I'm just bad news
Wrapped in clever pleasantries
Why can't you see?

Hey! Hey!
Isn't it funny we all want what isn't right?
Yeah I said hey! Hey!
Maybe you love me 'cause I'm just another vice

I chain smoke, drink too much, lose my luck
Playing poker all night long, I'm such a mess
Stay up late, caffeine buzz, we've all got
Bad habits we don't want I must confess
That I'm one too, too
No good for you, you

C'mon can't you see?
Are you too naïve?
When you look at me
Are you lying to yourself
Just to believe?

Hey! Hey!
Isn't it funny we all want what isn't right
Yeah I said hey! Hey!
Maybe you love me cause I'm just another vice

I chain smoke, drink too much, lose my luck
Playing poker all night long, I'm such a mess
Stay up late, caffeine buzz, we've all got
Bad habits we don't want, I must confess
That I'm one too, too
No good for you, you

When you look at me
And my tattoed sleeves
Yeah I'm just bad news
Wrapped in clever pleasantries
Why can't you see?

I chain smoke, drink too much, lose my luck
Playing poker all night long, I'm such a mess
Stay up late, caffeine buzz, we've all got
Bad habits we don't want, I must confess
That I'm one too, too
No good for you, you





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  1. Melanie Leal

    I came here for “the American Dream” because I heard it in “The resident” and now I can’t stop listening your songs. Just amazing.

    CarolinaLiarOnline

    right on

    The Federal Empire

    Join us for some live shows !! updates will be here
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/4PjHNisXpQqSDXOJBFRK8p?si=ShBlvdQUSzGF2IEmGhVT0g

  2. Maascarpone

    Why there aren't more views? This song is great! <33

    CarolinaLiarOnline

    share it !! blow this thing up !!

    The Federal Empire

    And brings some friends to one of the live shows
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/4PjHNisXpQqSDXOJBFRK8p?si=ShBlvdQUSzGF2IEmGhVT0g

  3. Jaime Brooks

    A hidden gem

    The Federal Empire

    Have you heard the rest of our Ep

  4. Will Reed

    I literally am in love with this song and I can't stop listening to it!! Is there sheet music????? Or chords that you can tell me so I can learn it on piano/guitar!!! I'm only 17 so don't expect me to be amazing ahah. Also are you going to do an acoustic version of this because I think it would be amazing!

    CarolinaLiarOnline

    hey there's an acoustic for sure did you find the chords for it ?

    The Federal Empire

    any luck ?

    The Federal Empire

    Chord wise use b mi A Maj Dmaj G Bmi Amaj D open position chords

  5. Tony n

    Great show at the Aragon. "night we stole Christmas"

    CarolinaLiarOnline

    that was killer

    The Federal Empire

    Can you join us on the next round of show? updates will come from out @spotify page
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/4PjHNisXpQqSDXOJBFRK8p?si=ShBlvdQUSzGF2IEmGhVT0g

  6. Sean Weliky

    Just saw them in Milwaukee. Stuck in my head now

    CarolinaLiarOnline

    The Ballroom was awesome

  7. Amber Knaub

    I'm so glad I got to meet you guys you were so sweet and killed it on stage you guys made my night thank you for doing what you do

    Greyson Ashby

    I was there too, theses dudes really showed up Angels and Airways and did almost as good as Cage the Elephant.

  8. RH MEDIA

    WHOA. 🔥🔥🔥

  9. Jose Garcia

    I found this song on my spotify playlist and I instantly feel in love with it

    CarolinaLiarOnline

    right on !!!!!

  10. Meleeflip

    It truly make me happy to see this song get listened to more and more as time goes by.

    The Federal Empire

    thank you !!

  11. Matthew Domeij

    Luv your song

  12. Brayan Sanchezz

    NO SE PORQUE NO SON CONOCIDOS

  13. cerwin 79

    nice bro

  14. Chaitanya Harpale

    got this on catfish show😂🙈

  15. Logan Worden

    THE BEST BAND EVER!!!!!!!!!!

  16. vito741

    This song is AMAZING. I think the chorus has blown one of my car speakers though after playing it so much. This song is meant to be played at a high volume though 😢

  17. Jadod145 and Dragon

    Love this!

  18. Javier Alfonso

    You will be massive I know.
    Save this.
    I'm right

  19. Maze Runner

    ackkkkk this song made me so happy even though I didn't feel like listening to it

  20. Maze Runner

    YEAH I'M JUST BAD NEWS WRAPPED IN CLEVER PLEASANTRIES
    WHY CAN'T YOU SEE





    1, 2, 3-

  21. Steve Fury

    Im loving this music, just found this band, such chill awesome music from like the 90s LA era

  22. Bradley Springer

    Here. 2 years later and still one of my favorite bands still. Found on the Catfish show. And still putting out great music.

  23. Jente Van doremalen

    Why do i now listen to this FOR THE FIRST TIME

  24. Gil Cardo

    I loved this song. You are amazing!

  25. Chelsea Viljoen

    Love Carolina Liar & Love The Federal Empire <3

    The Federal Empire

    yes!!!!!

  26. camila andrea rengifo mejia

    Encontré esta canción por casualidad en Google play music y me encanto! no puedo dejar de escucharla. I love this song !

  27. IHaveBadJokes

    Only 5k subs? Shouldn’t you have more?

  28. Julian W.

    Just awesome =) That's pretty much one of the best songs I ever heard

  29. Ricardo lopez Quijano

    I loved I´m from mexico It´s amazing his music

  30. Arcadelite

    I remember when I first heard your guys music. Still love it hshhxbd

  31. Jiya Jain

    I honestly can't get over this song, oh my goodness.

  32. Chandan Gupta

    This reminds me of avicii

  33. Thaina Gomes

    VERY GOOD SZ

  34. Craig H.

    Lumineers wannabes.

  35. kat drem

    I love this song and tbh i found it from a furry porn compilation

    Danielle Rux

    Tbh same

    Monday's insanity

    Wha....why..oh....OH NO

    Danielle Rux

    Wow i forgot abt this

  36. jessica _

    This song ended up on my Spotify playlist and ended up loving it so fast!

  37. LAURALIMA

    Amazing 😍

  38. Star Gazer

    I’ve been jamming these guys out for years now and they are super fantastic,Can never get enough,What a great transformation from Carolina liar to The federal Empire...This kinda reminds me of The killers when Brandon the lead singer Converted the Band to Brandon Flowers,They are the two best new age groups in my opinion,If you all like deep seeded lyrics with good positive messages then here is a few mentions,Ben cocks,The wombats,Two door cinema and last but not least Grace Vanderwaal...✌🏻❤️Everyone!!!

  39. Future Era

    Just found this, listened to Liar a bit ago in life. Good stuff, just bought EP.

    The Federal Empire

    thank you

  40. Carson Dial

    Not gonna lie im here cause of my boi martin garrix

  41. heavydirtysoull

    it’s been a year since I’ve first heard this and i’m still in luv

    Random Shitposter

    Yeah i fucking love them

  42. Dani

    2018 ♥️

  43. HESSEL538

    Incredible

  44. Anna Lowe

    i heard you guys at a lindsey stirling concert and i wrote down the name of the songs you guys played so i could download them later! such amazing music

  45. Leilani G

    It was amazing to see you guys at the lindesy stirling concert #1 fan!! 😊

  46. Alexis Montesdeoca

    saludos de Ecuador, me encantaron desde el primer momento, tienen un gran futuro!!!

  47. Heather Stacey

    Just saw you guys last night here in Louisville w/ Lindsey Stirling! Not sure if you remember, but I was the chick with the Thor's Hammer tattoo on my arm and was able to snag a quick pic and a signed cd. I really enjoyed your set! Keep up the good work. Stay awesome boys!

  48. buzzdude45

    Great show tonight, much love from kentucky.

  49. Senator Stern But Fair

    I saw you guys open for Lindsey in Cleveland last night. YOU GUYS ROCK!

  50. xxxBlueIncendiaxxx

    Just saw you guys in Bethlehem! Really cool band!

  51. darkus07

    I saw you yesterday at Lindsey Stirling show in Montreal. I just want to let you know guys that your performance was AMAZING ! I hope you guys will succeed so that we can see you again here in Montreal !

  52. 【størm】

    I was at Place Bell for the Lindsey Stirling concert yesterday, and The Federal Empire went ahead and played this song, along with a couple of others including The American Dream before Lindsey performed. It was absolutely amazing guys, great job! ❤️

  53. Antonio Schneider

    The best band eveer

  54. Noappeal 3604

    are you guys owned by Sony cause god I hope not

  55. Katia Lei

    *AM I THE ONLY ONE THAT WAS HEARING “I WANT CHU” AND “JEW” UNTIL I LOOKED AT THE LYRICS AND WAS LIKE* oh wait it’s “I’m one too” ...!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! xD

  56. Carlos P

    This is soo good! Happy I bumped into this song :) New fav!

  57. Macie pelle

    Heard this on Spotify as a recommendation from AJR and I’m in love

    Matthew Domeij

    Macie pelle same

  58. Football Mama

    Can't stop playing this ❤❤❤❤

  59. Olivia G

    The perfect song to turn up real loud and sing to

  60. Sam Q

    ❤❤❤ I feel this song on a personal level

  61. Emma Talbott

    such a good song ! It gets stuck in my head all day!

  62. Victoria L

    this is so good....

  63. Chayce S

    Thos song is so under rated

    Noappeal 3604

    holy Jesus found this while watching the office

  64. Jamie Clu

    This is my new favorite song !! I love his voice

  65. Shadey Lady

    Catfish

  66. Justin Flow

    My new favorite song! Keep up the great music!

  67. Cranky Croc138

    Friggen love this song, and the only bad thing is, I can't pick my favorite part cause it's all Amazing, Nice job

  68. Supernøva

    Love that drop its a great song!

  69. Grace D

    I love this song. I heard it on catfish :)

  70. Vincent Maxwell

    Why aren't you guys more famous!? This music is great!!!

  71. Autumn Quinn

    Heard you on Catfish, looked up, and love!!!!

  72. Rattles_Magoo

    820th like

  73. Ethan Hawkins

    i love it

  74. Diego Cash

    Im so in love with these giys! Found them for the first time at an EDM event where Deorro was the headliner... these guys opening up for him was one of the greatest decisions any venue ever made

    The Federal Empire

    wow!!! thank you so much! We love him and had such a good time on tour with him!

  75. Sage Aquaries

    A friend of mine requested that i listen to this song. loved it right away. Thanks to J.C.K 💗

  76. Sage Aquaries

    A friend of mine requested that i listen to this song. loved it right away. Thanks to J.C.K 💗

  77. Sage Aquaries

    A friend of mine requested that i listen to this song. loved it right away. Thanks to J.C.K 💗

  78. Sage Aquaries

    A friend of mine requested that is listen to this song. loved it right away. thanks to J.C.K

  79. Sage Aquaries

    A friend of mine requested that is listen to this song. loved it right away. thanks to J.C.K 💗

  80. Sage Aquaries

    a friend requested that is listen to this song. loved it right away. thanks to J.C.K 💗

    The Federal Empire

    now we love both of you!!

  81. Sage Aquaries

    a friend requested that is listen to this song. loved it right away. thanks to J.C.K 💗

  82. ubaldo7778

    Saw you guys last night in Pomona at the Deorro performance. You guys are awesome!

    The Federal Empire

    no way! that was such a fun night! thank you!

  83. Andrew Davey

    Wow
    What a band

    And thank you catfish for bringing me to them

    Love them

    All the way from the U.K.

    The Federal Empire

    thank you so much!!

  84. tjy148

    id rather not admit how i found out about these guys, but yooooooo i love your music

    Andrew Davey

    tjy148

    🤣🤣
    HOW !!!

    The Federal Empire

    haha strange but intriguing

    Noappeal 3604

    lol I know how ;) your secret is safe with me

  85. Samantha

    Found this song on Spotify and I just can't enough of you guys <3

    The Federal Empire

    thank you so much!!!!

  86. Bowking

    found this song from porn :^)

  87. wuts_up_bro

    new favorite :3

    The Federal Empire

    awesome

  88. Nerd Nationgaming

    i love how 90% of the comments are either "heard this on catfish and looked it up" or "saw you on tour with Lindsey Stirling"

    The Federal Empire

    haha totally

  89. Darkestic

    keep up the good music boys. I heard you at lindsey stirling brave enough. I am looking forward to more music! I love the music and beat still! :D

    The Federal Empire

    such a fun tour

  90. Mary Vellev

    And this is my favorite song of yours ... Until now...

    The Federal Empire

    thank you!

  91. Jay

    I sae y'all at the Lindsey Stirling concert in Dallas last year and loved you! Immediately looked you up after the concert and I've been in love with your music ever since!

    The Federal Empire

    we love you too!

  92. Ashley Biering

    You guys just recently played at my work, HOB Anaheim.. ❤️❤️❤️ your music.. tried to finish cleaning up the bar to grab one of your cds, but y'all were gone! Where can I pick up a copy??

    The Federal Empire

    wow that is awesome! you can grab it from our thefederalempire.bandcamp.com

  93. Luz Kessler

    Please come to Minneapolis!!!

    Echo Nightcore

    IT NEEDS TO HAPPEN XD

    CubeMster

    Favorite city

  94. Bradley Springer

    <3 it guys. Found you guys after Catfish. Subbed and keep up the good work.

    The Federal Empire

    awesome!

  95. Ekrem Mert Güneş

    fifa 18 or pes 2018?

  96. Zoe Lapa

    Your songs are really cool, so sorry I'm late!

    The Federal Empire

    better late than never

  97. Nate Graff

    I just found this song and think it's awesome!! I was wondering if anyone knew what chords where used by the uke in the beginning of the song! I love the pattern and would love to learn to play this song because there's nothing online yet!

    The Federal Empire

    thank you!!!

  98. James The Stranger

    Love it, so good

    The Federal Empire

    you are awesome

  99. Jaddie 520

    When MTV uses a great song like this

    The Federal Empire

    feeling lucky