Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate​)​/​Joie De Vivre Split

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It was fall when we came back from a failed transplant out in Southern California I remember crossing the border to Michigan and feeling my heart almost leap out of my chest- I was back home, I felt whole again I turned to Cathy, and she was beaming too We laughed and talked about how it was so true that you can never really appreciate home until you truly leave it and how looking for something and not finding it can sometimes lead you to finding out that you've had it all along
Long after the lure of home was lost, we were holed up in our room (in the guest room of my parent's house that was once my bedroom) We had spent so much time waiting and wanting to come home, that when we came back, we came without purpose or it was all spent up Then, home was a concrete reminder of how little we had actually done with our lives or of how barren a future can look without purpose These are the moments that define you: How long the night before it's dawn? How long the hours? We were down, but not out We held our heads up high Our hearts were ripe with hope


released November 4, 2013


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Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) Fenton, Michigan

Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) is a band from the tiny town of Fenton, Michigan that started in 2006. Keith plays guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, cello, etc and sings. Cathy plays guitar.

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