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    Writing a lyric is writing a lyric, whether it's sung or recited. Perhaps the question to ask should be, has playing in a band for three years affected you? The answer to that is you bet.
    — Cornelius Eady
    For me, the intent in a song is to sing it. I compose songs, meaning I'm writing words to be set to music; I'm intending it to not be recited. I'm a singer-songwriter, and I'm a poet, and there really isn't a contradiction, at least for me.
    — Cornelius Eady
    tags: meaning  song  writing  poet 
     
    It's sometimes hard to know who's choosing whom - the poem, the song, or the writer.
    — Cornelius Eady
    tags: song  poem 
     
    Cynicism is a form of obedience.
    — Cornelius Eady
    When I leap, I briefly see the world as it is and as it should be.
    — Cornelius Eady
    tags: world 
     
    What I love about drafts is the experimental nature of them. The draft is what you know about writing a poem running up against what you don't know about the subject. If you're lucky, you get to surprise yourself.
    — Cornelius Eady
    tags: nature  running  writing  poem 
     
    Race, and the discussion of it brings out the bad, the good and the crazy in us.
    — Cornelius Eady
    tags: crazy  bad  race 
     
    I've always felt that poetry is the enemy of silence, but of course, in the right moments, silence can be useful. The trick is just trying to figure out when. And when I say silence, I suppose I actually meant erasure - poetry is a force against that, I think, or it should be.
    — Cornelius Eady
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