Corey Leiter

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Frozen River

Time

The frozen river

Wide

And ever knowing

But barely showing

The truth

Down the line

Time

Has all been written

So why

Can't I find peace

Can't I believe

Future-me

Is smiling?

Time

The revolution

Oh why

Can't I foresee

Where the river empties

To sea

Or the turn of the tide


I suppose if I

Could prophesize

The joy in surprise

Would die


We Don't Count Time Anymore

When we parted

I broke down in the airport bathroom stall

We don't count time anymore

When you came to me

I knew that you'd have to leave

We don't count time anymore

By my side

We don't even have to try

We don't count time anymore

And soon we'll die

Melt into the starry night

But we don't count time anymore

We don't count time anymore

We don't count time anymore

We don't count time anymore

It makes the moments with you longer


White Heat


White Heat

Blinding my open eyes

Willfully hypnotized

Dumbstruck relentlessly

White Heat

Taunting tomorrow

Leading my sorrow

On endlessly

Its too much to bare

I feel you there

I surrender

To the unknown

White Heat

Awaken me in the night

Like a moth towards the light

Teasing eternity

White Heat

Are you an angry lord

Must I live in a ward

Drugged to sleep

Its too much to bare

I feel you there

I surrender

To the unknown

Goodnight Keko

Keko

Keko

Wherever you lay your head tonight

Just know

Keko

Whenever you turn out the light

Somewhere

Any given time

Someone believes

You are divine

So be at ease

Close your eyes

Go to the place

Where everything shines

Beyond horizon lines


Keko

Keko

We'll be apart for awhile

But just know

Keko

That no matter how many miles

Somewhere

Any given time

Someone believes

You are divine

So be at ease

Close your eyes

Go to the place

Where everything shines

Beyond horizon lines

Keko

Keko

Bouna notte

E sogni d'oro

Ti amo


Sun Is Heavy


I am no one

I am what you wish to see

I do not run

Roads unfold unto me

O the sun is heavy here

I do not sleep

I will wake up and dream

I do not weep

The water turns to steam

O the sun is heavy here

Round and around

O Round and around

O Round and around

Until the end

I do not speak

I only wish to sing

Matter is weak

Light changes everything

O I never had to steer

O now death is not my fear

O the sun is heavy here

Around and around

O around and around

O around and around

Until the end

It’s never the end

Around again and again and again and again and again

There’s no end


Name Day

Another time around the sun

Feels like I’ve only just begun

I was born at high noon

Never have arrived too soon

I am born

Make me a blank page

Make me my mother’s journal

I’ll be set ablaze

Make me my father’s portrait

Make me God’s mirage

I’ll make myself a slave to my own ways

On my Name Day

And I heard the lion’s roar

Told me who I was before

Lead me down the Lionpath

Help me fight the zealots’ wrath

I am born

Make me a blank page

Make me my mother’s journal

I’ll be set ablaze

Make me my father’s portrait

Make me God’s mirage

I’ll make myself a slave to my own ways

On my Name Day

I’ve been waiting

I’ve been waiting

For right now

I am born

Make me a blank page

Make me my mother’s journal

I’ll be set ablaze

Make me my father’s portrait

Make me God’s mirage

I’ll make myself a slave to my own ways

On my Name Day


It Stirs Me

The memory of our chemistry

Lingers in our bodies

Ooh your presence

Your presence alone

Ooh your presence

It stirs me

And measuring what we’ve grown to be

Beautiful mirrored changelings

Ooh your presence

Your presence alone

Ooh your presence

It stirs me


Stone Through Water

No I can’t help myself

From weaving it all together

Random occurrences

All held in suspension with glue

Like the veil of my grandfather’s clouded compassion

To obscure location dumbfounded by you

My time slips away

But ours pushes through

Like a stone moves through water

Salvation is fixed in my gaze

No I won’t rest ‘til nirvana

I’ll stretch my antenna

The rest of my days

I’ll ride the truth like a stallion

I’ll sharpen my wits like a blade

Just a golden-hearted rapscallion

I’ll be my own champion

I won’t receive praise

These epic proportions

I involuntarily hold

Have become as weighty

As this pale blue droplet is old

We could celebrate Christmas on Earth here forever

And reclaim the bits of ourselves that we’ve sold

My life gets away

But ours carries on

Like a stone moves through water

Salvation is fixed in my gaze

No I won’t rest ‘til nirvana

I’ll stretch my antenna

The rest of my days

I’ll ride the truth like a stallion

I’ll sharpen my wits like a blade

Just a golden-hearted rapscallion

I’ll be my own champion

I won’t receive praise


Virga

I’ve lost my will

To attach to anything at all

Thoughts come thoughts go

Bubbles burst and trickle down the wall

Yet here I am

A wayward man

Weightless in cerulean soundless sound

And here you are

You’ve travelled far

Threatening to pull me back to the ground

But I’m not coming down

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My glistening sky

So free from snag or tine

Where seers go to see

Where I can’t feel a thing

But your glistening eye

Unmistakably alive

Oh parched and patient Earth

A womb aches to give birth

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I’m coming down

I’m coming down

I’m coming down

I’m coming down


New Moon

New moon

New moon

Push, pull

We haven’t been in sync, no

Hidden in the shadows

How could you know?

Ebb, flow

The tide is sickly and low

Restless in the hollow

You are shallow

But when its full!

Can you love a stranger?

“No”

But when it’s full!

Can you trust the darkness?

“No, no, no, no.”

Please don’t go

New moon

New moon

Black sky

Deserted to the closed eye

Silhouettes hang so high

But can you not fly?

Spin time

Revolutions can’t lie

300 hundred years is alright

If we align

But when it’s full!

Can’t you love a stranger?

“No”

But when it’s full!

Can’t you trust the darkness?

“No, no, no, no, no”

Please don’t go


Leila

I caught a glimpse

Of the nymph

Betwixt the moonlit pines

How she floats

Ever still in her pose

Then blink into the night

Leila

Reveal yourself

I need to know the fullness of your wings

Leila

Reveal yourself

As beautiful and terrifying

Now I’m obsessed

She manifests

Into the girl before me

Behind her eyes

Glows halcyon fire

Will she adorn me

Leila

Reveal yourself

I need to know the fullness of your wings

Leila

Reveal yourself

As beautiful and terrifying

But alas

The vision passed

She is not the one

So I will moan

For that angelic cheekbone

Until the search is done

Leila

Reveal yourself

I need to know the fullness of your wings

Leila

Reveal yourself

As beautiful and terrifying


Send Me A Stampede

I have seen

The face of greed

Ghostly white

Behind a shield

With riot sticks

And guns for hire

The air is thick

With burning tire

Ah prayerful pleads

Ah against monstrosities

Send me a stampede

Earth will shake

With hooves and drum

And cease the snakes

That bleed black blood

That bastardize

The sacred land

Mother cries

The guzzling man

When does man decide when other man’s life is not worth as much as man’s little prize, in his sinister glittering eyes???

Ah prayerful pleads

Ah against monstrosities

Send me a stampede


Deepest Sleep I’ve Ever Known

When I’m alone

Everything must be “just so”

The careful placement of each pillow

The fan is a-buzzing

‘cause silence is too slow

Oh take me back

To skin on skin warmth

Inlaid like spoons

To limbs tied in knots

Through rainy day noon

Oh take me back

Back to the deepest sleep I’ve ever known

Back to the deepest sleep I’ve ever known

When I’m awake

Certainties are feeling fake

Life demands you hold a stake

Constantly hunted

By despairs of our race

Oh take me back

To quiet content

Minds at ease

Never heard shots

Just peaceful in dreams

Oh take me back

Back to the deepest sleep I’ve ever known

Back to the deepest sleep I’ve ever known

Back to the deepest sleep I’ve ever known

Back to the deepest sleep I’ve ever known



I Will Not Despair

There’s a saint and sinner

There’s a silence at dinner

But there’s a sigh And it’s swept out of mind

There’s a crack and fissure

There’s a shock, then a quiver

But there’s a child Alone with the creek

I will not despair

I will not despair

There’s a beast being appointed

There’s a Christ being exploited

But there’s a bluff Gilded in gold

There’s a haunting resemblance

There’s a host on the advance

But there’s a quiet Bathed in clear-light

I will not despair

I will not despair

Why’s it so hard to be good?

‘Cause I don’t wanna die alone

There’s a girl with a pearl

And a son in the sun

There’s a seed to be sown And a tree to be grown

There’s a salt in the air

And a wind through her hair

There’s a love to be loved To be loved to be loved to be loved

I will not despair

I will not despair

Thank You pt. 2

I’ve had a lot of time to think

I try to still my mind and keep it clean

Or else it starts to sting

So if tears are rain Then my flowers should grow

A lonely lotus and wild indigo

Bad things come in threes

I’m on four or five

Somehow I believe

You kill me just to keep me alive

I want to thank you

For breaking my heart

Now I can have a new start

I want to thank you

For breaking my heart

I guess the thinking led to more

Heard a symphony inside a hum

Sitting on the floor

Lay out all my pain

And I’ll turn it to gold

Let nostalgia turn to after-glow

Bad things come in threes

Well I’m on six or seven

Why must you be brought to your knees?

To find the door to heaven?

I want to thank you For dragging me down

Now I see a way out

I want to thank you

For fucking me up

I was bout to give up

I want to thank you

For breaking my heart

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