Memento Mori

by Corita

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I'm on a train to somewhere with no name finding myself at the beginning again And I'm out here and I'm out on my own and I can't read maps don't lead me home and I'm off the chart, can't calculate and it's two weeks to get through Maps, graphs and planes, worked so hard nothing's changed left home to find I'm alone with myself Subtract one to get your sample size and I can't find letters that arrive telephone calls don't go through too many deviations from you Planned it out so carefully and I brought graphs to calculate z and t and the margin of error is too wide and you fail to reject me and I opened up to the unknown and the journey is wasted and overblown
Stuck under blinding sun walking by dry bones the desert wears no clothes I see mirages of home Red sky sailor's delight On this lonely boat ship wrecked but afloat shipmates cast away may I rue this day Red sky sailor's delight Came to say good bye, you won't meet my eye you won't even say hi passed out in the snow, in the freezing cold passed out in the snow, I've got nowhere to go red sky at night, sailor's delight red sky in morning, take warning one if by land, two if by sea you won't even come to see me Red sky sailor's delight Streets are filled with snow I can't find my way home ice covers the streets I admit defeat
Memento mori in all things, vanity Remember, you will die Life is fleeting and you will die loose your attachment to material things soon you will end up like me dust and worms and vile flesh Memento mori in all things, vanity
Clouds 03:21
Last night I saw the clouds they were pink and blue last night I saw the clouds they remind me of you So dark, so far so high, so far Flying above the clouds deep, deep, deep blue lost in the sky far, far, far from you So dark, so far so high, so far
Running numbers, cooking books build an empire on false wealth blurring margins, bundling debt world economy don't mean shit Draw them in with your schemes bankrupt the pension plan unemployment ten percent take another bonus Build a house on false loans be surprised when in tumbles down vacation homes, private jets more than triple national debt Will you be surprised when the market falls from the sky what will you do when the people see right through Will you be surprised when your money becomes a lie what will you do when the people see right through Algorithms broken down indicators expire I'd run away, I'd run away


Recorded and mixed by Joel Hamburger at Gödelstring, Brooklyn, NY.
Produced by Corita and Joel Hamburger.
Cover artwork by Eve Badía.


released April 1, 2011

Corita is:
Aileen - Bass and Vocals
Marisha - Guitar and Vocals
Eleanor - Guitar and Vocals
Nick - Drums


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Corita Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn-based Corita delivers the shimmery guitars of UK shoegaze, the jangly melodies of C86, creeping angular post-punk rhythms, and overdriven choruses that hark back to 1990s indie rock overlaid with three-girl vocal harmonies. As a band Corita is the shared vision of four close friends who imagine music as a conduit to a more fulfilling everyday reality. ... more

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