Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate​)​/​Rika split 7"

by Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)

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released September 4, 2012



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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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Track Name: We Were Not Small or Great but Grown
I have not done in my five years what you did in yours
(your 22 versus my 29)

I know it does no good comparing lives,
but I am such a slow, slow learner
(and at times, not at all)

Should I stop writing now?
I could give me life to better things:
A house, a steady job, a family

Still, I am not sure if I can see myself like that yet

(and I am so afraid I never will)
Track Name: It's a Fate We Can't Escape. Someday We Will All Pass Away
You threw your hands up in the air
That’s when I knew
You had made peace with yourself
And all of the anger
Balled up in tight fists
Went slack when the cancer won out

This is how my heart broke:
I couldn't do a damn thing but watch