Looking Back

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Life has been a contrast of all you've wanted me to be
I could never live up to these expectations...why?

Hidden in the Dark Glass
Living in a Mystery
I look at my reflection
And all I want to see is you looking back at me

And it brings me down
Because I am him, and he is me
Yet, I need to wander no more

Could you lead me far from this place?

Hidden in the Dark Glass...

I'm letting go and I want to let you know
There will be no more pretention
(But) a different side to see..
To the demise of all that has been holding me down

Hidden in the Dark Glass

copyright 2006 Corey Bates


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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