An Echo and a Timestamp

by empire garrison

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Tremendous, she sat on a rug
Above a whisper earned a shrug
To have to wait, the way we did
Announced to all that we had loved

Encroached and fearless is the shroud
That kept us rapt, enwrapped in cloud
Tumescent pause and sheathing claws
Like we had tried, and then, out loud

Appropriate, beleaguered I stood
Around the fire of nothing good
Proposed a gift of never be
As if echo, as if I would

Remain, remain a fallow day
Remain a sole unfettered way
Remain a wish, ungranted kept
Remain a weep felt overlain

Yes, say yes, and times by three
Yes, say yes, and times by three
Yes, say yes, and times by three

Away, away the pestered want
Capricious as has been my wont
Remember things within their time
And package them so they won’t haunt

Tremendously, she sat on a rug
Above, a whisper, earned a shrug


released September 3, 2012
Music: Oesau and Holmquist
Lyrics: Holmquist

Vocals and guitar: Craig Holmquist
Keyboards: Tim Oesau
Bass: Galen Miller
Drums: Troy Alexander

Produced by Ed Ackerson with Empire Garrison at Flowers Studio, Minneapolis, MN.
Engineered by Ed Ackerson.
Additional recording by Tim Oesau at Infinitim, Minneapolis, MN.



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2001: empire garrison is formed as a power trio.
2003: eg increases in size by 33%.
2005: eg releases Independent on the fourth of July.
2007: eg again inflates by an additional 25%.
2009: eg releases Goodbye Singing Songs on Valentine's Day.
2012: eg continues to release songs on holidays, but stands fast at 5 members at the time of this missive.
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