By Measures of Twelve

by empire garrison

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I don't know where you end and I begin
Finding the strength to defend and I give in
Treating control as an end, and not a sin

Twelve hours in a day
Months in a year to say
Twelve things that I put away

Buried this seed in the waste of things I'd done
In this new hour we devour fruits with aplomb
Saving a gross we shall toast in winter sun

Three times that I lied
Four times that I denied
Three-fourths the love that I gave

One revolution can bring what twelve did not
Prologue all to this thing that we long sought
Turning lament to blessing, not overwrought

Twelve hours in a day
Months in a year to say
Twelve things that I put away


released December 12, 2012
Music: Holmquist/Mazzuco
Lyrics: Holmquist/Mazzuco

Vocals and guitar: Craig Holmquist
Keyboards: Tim Oesau
Guitar: Greg Mazzuco
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, and at Upper Bottle Studio, Emmaville, 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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