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I sit and watch the stars at night
They burn and shine; they look alive
Another echo of light on black canvas tonight...

That dies it flight, I watch in curiousity
The passerbys (are) always first to die

Am I killing time or is it killing me?
Are we just fumbling (stumbling) through this?
Are we just human echoes?

It only seems like we're just wandering
Existing only to live a lie...
In this cruel sky

And empty spaces fill the places in it's moonlit glare
'Cause we're just echoes making noise in this filthy air

Am I killing time or is it killing me?....

Am I just human enough to pretend
There's no beginning and no end?
Life just fades...
And all that's left is what I made of it...

Am I killing time or is it killing me?

Copyright 2007 Corey Bates BMI


from Collection, released January 13, 2010



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Cruelty Free Rochester, New York

While living in Los Angeles, Corey Bates spent his time writing songs late nights in his truck at the Santa Monica Mountains. "I felt like I needed to be completely secluded and let the inspiration flow, so I would sit in the cab of my truck with a flashlight, guitar and lyric pad and just write for hours" recalls Bates. He decided to return to his home state of NY and find the perfect band mates. ... more

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