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When the Sea Became a Giant [Reissue]

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

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    The first release from Empire! Empire!, originally self-released on CD in 2006 and now available for the first time ever on a 10" vinyl. All 5 songs have been remixed and remastered from the original files and sound better than ever before. See where the magic began!

    Also includes a rare and until now unreleased bonus track recorded at the same time as When the Sea Became a Giant.

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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)
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
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.
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
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
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!"


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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