Emergency Faith

by Corner Soul

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1.
This feels like another day To watch out for Loose jaw creaking from The night before my Nerves shot to shit Low on breathe Hoping there’s water left There’s mass appeal in my circle And we sell it real to the public There a cost to keeping above it It’s no price to pay if you love it It’s a catch - daddy don’t Sway in the clutch Blushing at the Sucker punch my Nerves tried to kick It’s been a grip Gripping on a fifth Listening through a crack in the door Vanity and my fool for hours Candid as I can be with myself Candid as my mirror gets I wore out my time Won’t you lend me what’s left of yours I’ll spend all of it blind But I see something out on the line Don’t look down Would you dare I just might for this here Don’t look down Would you dare for this here I just might Don’t look down on me baby I might dare I just might for this Hey - daddy don’t sway In the clutch And I don’t pray For much My nerves have gone to sleep In too deep So many mouths to feed There’s mass appeal in my circle And we sell it real to the people There a cost to keeping things even It’s no price to pay if you feel it too I’ve worn out my time Won’t you lend me what’s left of yours I’ll spend all of it blind But I see something out on the line Don’t look down Would you dare I just might for this here Don’t look down Would you dare for this here I just might Don’t look down on me baby I might dare I just might for this
2.
I’m not choking I’m just gasping for air I ain’t spoke unless it’s some to declare I can’t focus every open eye Been caught by the glare Caught by the stare It’s a motion I been Cracked under weight of the snare Keep on dosing over my problems Keeping posted up like it solves em Keep on dosing over this trauma Keeping a hit up in my pocket We ain’t blessed to forget We’ll be around though We’ll be around Can’t put this off any longer Can’t you see what I see When you close your eyes We ain’t blessed to forget We’ll be around though We’ll be around
3.
See Thru 02:07
Whenever there’s nobody left to make amends to You can make it up to You can make it up to yourself Take a belt off of whatever’s left You can take it up with You can take it up with yourself Sever the thought at its root unshakeable cool quit holding on to it I just might be out of my depth Drop a coin in and listen for the click And if it don’t take I’m trying to be see through But I can’t undo this without you Inducing little panics for me to Interact with when No melodies speak to me Looking to those that survive with inherent spirit And if they’re holding all the better Baptized by the weather Now we’re all together Where’d you put that lighter Your my alibi please Don’t leave What I need just seems unlikely Seems unlike me too I been right beside myself But I can’t undo this without you Inducing little panics for me to Interact with when No melodies speak to me
4.
Easy to come up But is this too far Is this the death of me Sound the alarm Is this my color Is it still in the cards Are you still standing next to me With my head on the bar It’s never done Only strike one Have another stick of gum On me Gravity’s not been so dependable These days Maybe it been longer than I thought Either option you end up caught Tap into that same sense of sympathy You spend so quickly on a stranger Tap into that same sense of sympathy And spare just a little bit For your year zeroes Those crumbling corrupt heroes Tossing matches at the foot of the monument Not for warmth but to remind us Tossing pennies at the foot of the monument All those necessities that we sacrificed To see so sickeningly clear So dazzlingly bright To see it so sudden and so near It invites me in And I can’t look away Digging the cracked dead earth
5.
Downtown 03:37
Falling always in the right direction Laughing at the thought of living well Left your mark cut through misguided tension Earned something else Notches on you belt No question it’s about to be A small world, a small world Bracing for the worst Who told you it’s A matter of avoiding that curse That curse blessed me tho Nursing audio Voices in our hands Breathing in the glow On and on the tempo stutters Muttering to myself for the rhyme Self destruct by design Falling head first on my best intentions Don’t act like you weren’t warned By now you outta know all my tells Say something else Cowboy mouth It’s a hard sell We’ll make do without Biting at the edge of the water Dirtying up my knees No question it’s about to be A small world, a small world Bracing for the worst Who told you it’s A matter of avoiding that curse It lives there with you Downtown Don’t let em choose it for you Don’t let em look in the bag I’m feeling pressure to run
6.
Finding my light through you Finding my myself brand new Lying right into the dark again Blindsided by the truth Finding my light through you Filter the light through you Lying right into the dark again Finding myself brand new Now and then The choir speaks for me The feeling visits briefly Everybody gets burned But we continue Everything hits at once Offering a clear view Everybody has plans That they’ll never see through You can make me feel bad If you want to This a guess This that nothin left This is loss of self This is stress This my tell This a guess This is nothing Aight bet
7.
Thank goodness that you’re here Just when I’d have doubted Man the winnings thinning out If the rain gets in If the rain gets in If the news gets out Man the winnings thinning out If the rain gets in Most frequencies are static But this one sounds clear Thank goodness that you’re here Just when I’d have doubted Man the winnings thinning out If the rain gets in If the rain gets in Don’t bother counting the take As long as you’re moving you’ve got that Pressed silver angel in pocket Don’t bother counting the loss As long as you’re safe you’ve got that Little bit of gold round your neck Keep the energy alive Penny for a piece of mind And if you want it baby You can do that time If you want me to I’ll keep working till the day I die If you want it That ain’t nothing to hide Don’t bother counting the take As long as you’re moving you’ve got that Pressed silver angel in pocket Don’t bother counting the loss As long as you’re safe you’ve got that Little bit of gold round your neck Red sand Right hand Rubber band man Red sand Right hand Rubber band Give daps Relapse Couple grand Red sand Right hand Rubber band
8.
Clean 03:01
How to get used to These clear mornings Like most things The motives only show up in the post Stay alive ok quick favor Lend me a mask I’m going out I’d love a touch before I leave Put that endless distance to my mouth Tell me about that crack at the bottom of the glass Where the center of the earth leaks through And it’s blue and it’s clean The alarms going off in real time Can’t stand to reach outside Sucking IVs of haunted pomegranate blood Swallow the secret Swallow the grudge Swallow your temperament Swallow the flood Stop I’m exhausted Tell me about that crack at the bottom of the glass Where the center of the earth leaks through And it’s blue and it’s clean
9.
Butterfly 02:38
Wasting wonder on a Suckers bet Wired up for One final paycheck Who do you know that knows What to expect Who do you know now who to forget Cables caught around my ankles Answer quick and clear the table Six to one, consume or cry Turning the wheel to break the butterfly Smear some blue over my eyes Bite down on the apple There’s a happy surprise inside Whispers in the hall that the rents gonna spike (I’m a cheerful hostage, I’m a cheerful hostage) The neighbors were pushed out Now it’s English on the signs (I’m a cheerful hostage, I can’t keep the cost up) If that sounds pretty awful to beat I’ve heard it’s an ugly color on me Six to one, consume or cry Turning the wheel to break the butterfly Smear some blue over my eyes Bite down on the apple There’s a happy surprise inside Turn on the lights Let our little pets scatter Whose got a right Your guess is good as mine I’ve been saving change In tin by the window I think maybe it should cover the price of that cough Gin in my milk To kill all the germs And a trail of bread crumbs so I don’t get lost In my room - in my room I’ve heard pieces of the news Though the vents often lie Turning the wheel to break the butterfly Smear some blue over my eyes Bite down on the apple There’s a happy surprise inside Turn on the lights Let our little pets scatter Whose got a right Your guess is good as mine How to put up a fight Boxed in like cattle Whose got a right Your guess is good as mine
10.
Got your face beat right For going out somewhere tonight Looks like a trick of the light But maybe it’s been shifting by degrees All this time Say something Say something to me Even if I can’t understand I won’t blush to feel it so heavy And weighted down with history We can twist to maintain That sweet drowsiness of the evening If we speed ahead faster than we think Call me hopeless and naive But I trust what I receive The lines in my hands predict death And echo it like dogs But they’re loyal as well As far as I can tell I’m still on your side It’ll be alright I’m taking you out somewhere tonight Here’s hoping to keep up the fight Baby I’ve been on my knees all this time Say something Say something to me Even if I can’t understand I won’t blush to feel it so heavy And weighted down with history We can twist to maintain The sweet drowsiness of the evening If we speed ahead faster than we think Call me hopeless and naive But I trust what I receive
11.
Sirens 04:42
I get nauseous eyes I’m just spilling looks Cutting all our ties romanticize those feelings Room spinning But who’s in it 5 years still loose fitting Shift your gears And quit your grinning Tell them off It’s not their vision All this talk You forced my hand Let the silence hang heavy Sirens going off Trying to keep my hand steady Sirens going off I’m caught Red shine Brake lights Illuminating your whole night Full of grace and insight Keeping the company uptight Emergency faith The walls seem closer now The waiting room suffocates In a prayer position By right of whatever system of checks and balances the universe has in mind Assume the pattern Let the silence hang heavy Sirens going off Trying to keep my hand steady Sirens going off I’m caught

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EMERGENCY FAITH

Laughing at the thought of living well. Finding new ways to outlast our own private histories and escape our certain fate. Downtowns uncharted, Ridgewood, San Juan, Baltimore, Salem Street. Fifth floor walk ups, living rooms, basements, Studio C. Marsha P, “I may be crazy but that don’t make me wrong.” Wake up on our feet, ‘El Día De Mi Suerte’ - ‘You And Me Both’. Always one more song left 2 right.
Our “optimism of the will” (Gramsci via Davis). A common commitment to burning the spectacle out at the root. Constantly learning and unlearning. With gratitude.

Written and performed by CORNER SOUL.
Contributions from:
Tom O’Donnell, Claudio Carreira, Ramos, Hands, Ray Clough, Arty Slang, Miles Elliot, Anuch Prak, Uratrope, Jasper Som.

Dedicated to our friends and families, our heroes and support systems. Keep the energy alive.

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released November 20, 2020

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