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Chord Overstreet dedicates song to Cory Monteith

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Jane Lynch praised his talent, his effervescence, and his huge heart on The Tonight Show. Dianna Agron wrote poignantly about his generosity and said that his friends “will always carry a piece of [him] with us.” Matthew Morrison dedicated a song to him during his cabaret act, Up Close and Personal with Matthew MorrisonAnd now another voice from the Gleeosphere has released a moving tribute to the fallen Cory Monteith — and naturally, he’s chosen to do so in song.

Over the weekend, Glee star Chord Overstreet performed at The Roxy in Los Angeles. Among the songs he performed was this plaintive, unnamed original ballad — which Overstreet introduced by mentioning the recent loss of a dear friend, then saying, “This is for you, Cory.”

The lyrics, as best as we could figure them out:

Runnin’ out

Out of space

Searching for

A new hiding place

Where I can escape

Someone to run to

You leave behind memories

And pictures framed of you

Now it may be hard to sleep at night

But I just close my eyes and wait for your light

There’s a war going on

Hits me deep in my bones

I can’t self destruct now

From just being alone

Well, it’s another heartache

If you’ve been through it breaking

There’s never a love like before

And you can cry if you want

But it’s not gonna stop this war

What would you say

If I take you back

What would you say

If I forgave you for that

In a moment of weakness

I can see it play out

But you live and lose and love again

I’ll tell you that now

It’s better than the silence of being alone

The risk in the nights you spend sleeping by the phone

There’s a war going on

Hits me deep in my bones

I can’t self destruct now

From just being alone

Well, it’s another heartache

If you’ve been through it breaking

There’s never a love like before

No, there’s never a love like before

And you can cry if you want

But it’s not gonna stop this war

Gotta keep on living for each day

A moment come, a moment go, and it’s too late

Take this time to live here before it goes away

Make sure you leave never wanting more

And you can cry if you want

But it’s not gonna stop this war