Diametrically Proposed

by empire garrison

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And if you go
Promise you'll leave
And you'll take from me as much as you can need

But if you stay
I'll go away
And won't move unless you're compelled to say
I'm growing fond, covalent bond

Valences changes and attractions clear
Views rearrange, impelling you near

And if you go, promise you'll leave

And if you leave
I'll be right here
To give you any motivation you need

And if you stay
I'll be a way
To propel you even further away
But if you go, promise you'll leave

Valences change and attractions clear
Moves rearranged are impelling you near

And if you go, promise you'll leave
And if you go, promise you'll leave

I'll pick you up from outer space
And cleanse the tears upon your face
This fragmented triangle here
Will find you safe, immobile dear


released July 17, 2017
Music and Lyrics: Holmquist

Vocals, guitar and trumpet: Craig Holmquist
Keyboards and bass: Tim Oesau
Guitar: 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, Maple Grove, 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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