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When the Sea Became a Giant [Reissue]

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

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released January 16, 2007



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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: Our Love Has Made Us Pariahs
oh, the city burns!
nero would be proud

my mouth fills up
a eulogy comes out

what a waste of breath!
spoke, but nothing else

my heart pours out

slow down
put your head in clouds

oh no! (i am alone)
Track Name: You Have to Believe That Life is More Than the Sum of its Parts, Kiddo
oh sure, you can look for reasons
and try to be them, for a while

but you know you can't be her answer
she was never after truth

will your mother still blame youif she knew all the words that she said
drove you here?

a half a world away
destroying your body

to get back for every word she said

but it won't change the way she is
and it won't change a thing she did

so calm down
sleep now

forget all the things that she said
Track Name: Lilly, I Have Something Important to Tell You
found out how scared you were
to ask how I knew everything

but not how I ever blamed you.
I know you were never aware,

So how could you say

"Sorry, how could I take and take
and never think of you?

I'm not sorry I don't care about you."

Found out how little I felt

When I stepped back and heard you say,"It's not my fault- I was raised this way."

And I'll be damned if I pity you
Like I used to do

When I still loved you.
Track Name: They Will Throw Us to the Wolves
your hands were broken
but you wouldn't cry out
as we tore your heart apart

should i thought of you with sadness?
(such small, small, price to pay)

but you should have known better
oh, i admit to no wrong!

you should have understood
i had no choice, no choice

all winter
you told me, "it's never enough to stay still"

i thought you'd be proud of me
should i spell it out, spell it out now?

you'll never be good enough
so i'm getting out, getting out
Track Name: K.O. K.O. (The Most of My Worries Are the Least of Your Concerns)
you were a secret kept
far from my heart

i know i should have wept
but no tears found their way out

you were an avalanche
a sharp decent with fast words, deliverance

(i will not be ashamed, i will move perfectly now)

and i, the minuet
kept time by sorrow spent

spoke soft, stood down

(step away, step away, i will hold in my place)

and i have been losing sleep
so i can't be trusted to know

every time you cry out
you say, "not enough, dear"

would i change pace-
move air through empty lungs?

oh, compose yourself
and know that all you'll be
is a secret left upon my lips for now
Track Name: Make Me Young, Make Me Young, Make Me Young, Make Me Young
You gave birth to the air
(A swimming mess)

A swimming mess of hands revived you
And I thought, "All is well, all is well!

For they revived you!

For they revived you!"