When Your Compass Fails

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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


from Memento Mori, released April 1, 2011
Recorded by Joel Hamburger at GodelString studios in Brooklyn, NY. 2011.



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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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