Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate​)​/​Malegoat Split

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My parents offered me one hundred and fifty dollars or a Varsity Jacket (to be adorned by my Track and Band Letters in the form of a big, bright, orange "F") It would have been a keepsake at best- Never worn or dressing my tiny high school frame like a uniform or an oath So I took the money instead Anyway, there were other things on my mind: A lack of plans and the view from the front seat of an 84 Caprice as we sped up the highway to Miller Rd Or the way your face would glow when you laughed- cherry red braces matching cherry red cheeks
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You always wear neutral colors You are a forest of gray and brown and your bed is always empty Elizabeth was right, you keep your guard up higher than a castle wall and your hands are always buried in your pockets I know what happened on the grounds of the school where you met, when you were carrying three months of salary spent And I know how she found out- and how her father would never allow such a poor family name claim his own So I know she never showed, and how you stayed for hours (like a mariner trapped at sea) When dawn crawled into the sky you dragged your body home collapsing, at last, alone in your bed You woke after little sleep, shook the weight off your shoulders and drove yourself down to the harbor And you walked onto the pier where the wind howled and shared your grief like it was part of your body You slowly removed the diamond ring from inside your pocket and you buried it at sea

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released October 15, 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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