Empires Fall

from by Catherine Feeny

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I watched your bus as it pulled away from the station
I thought I saw your hand pressed to the glass
Five fingers spread out in panic or supplication
I wish I knew but I never ask

And there you go
Trapped like a bird in formation
Empires fall
I'll be here when you return

When I first looked at the picture I didn't notice
Something was missing that used to be part of your face
A question that lived in between your eyes and your hairline
Heaviness moved in and settled in its place

I know you
Caught like a kid in the crossfire
Empires fall
I'll be here when you return

There you stood
Lost like a word in translation
Empires fall
I'll be here when you return


from America, released September 17, 2012
Photo of Andrew Stonestreet by Parker Fitzgerald



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Catherine Feeny Portland, Oregon

Feeny's music was featured in the film "Running with Scissors," as well as television series' "The O.C." and "One Tree Hill." She has toured extensively, supporting The Indigo Girls, John Prine and Wilco. After leaving EMI UK in 2008, Feeny re-located to Portland, OR to make music independently. Her album "America" inspired Eve Ensler to commission a song for the One BIllion Rising organization. ... more

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