Leave Nothing but Footprints, Take Nothing But Photographs- Chapter III

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

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I stepped out in the cold A palate of white on white on white on white had buried the steps you left only hours ago to navigate back home I should have asked you to stay warm in my bed and at arm’s length But instead, you are crawling on 127 at 15 miles per hour You should have called by now and my fears are wild with doubt, painted in plowed steps, cased from Holmes to Akers Hall while my breath does pirouettes When you finally return my calls you are worn and exhausted, but safe and alone in your bed Now the air is sharp and alive, and burns when it returns to my chest as thousands of tiny men parade through the sky like dancers, or ash As I turn to go home I watch the snow reclaim every footstep bathed in the warm glow of half-choked street lamps like it never cared that we were here


released October 26, 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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