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released August 12, 2009



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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: How to Stay Afloat In A Sea of Change
you had made plans for the colder months ahead
and braced yourself for disappointment

michigan winters have such a way of isolating breath from your body
but they were such strong traits that your father passed down to you

and when they wore you out, they won out

so how could i look at you?
you are what you feared you'd turn in to

but if you change your mind, i will forgive you
(and all will be undone)