Closer to Status Quo

by empire garrison

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It's getting closer to Fall
I can smell the decay in the air
We walk slowly and talk
About what's broken and needing repair

Oh, we're getting closer now
Closer to status quo

I know you started the fight
And still you insist it's the converse
But I don't need to be right
Let's admit that we're both bad liars

Oh, we're getting closer now
Closer to letting go

I'm on your side
What makes you think I'm not?
What did I do wrong?

Are you on mine?
Or is it all for naught?
What did I do right?

We take a right at the bar
I hold you closer and you don't resist
We know just where we are
At the spot of the first drunken kiss

Oh, we're getting closer now
How very apropos

So divided and yet here we stand
So divided and yet here we stand
So divided and yet here we stand


released May 6, 2017
Music and Lyrics: Oesau

Vocals, keyboards and bass: Tim Oesau
Guitar and vocals: Craig Holmquist
Guitar and vocals: Greg Mazzuco
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.



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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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