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Chord Overstreet's heartfelt tribute to Cory Monteith

"I can't self-destruct
From just being alone"

With fans and fellow Glee cast mates looking on, Chord Overstreet performed an original acoustic tribute to the late Cory Monteith.

Chord Overstreet

It's clear that the cast of Glee felt like a family. And when one member of a family dies, each deals with their grief in their own way.

Over the weekend, Chord Overstreet, trouty-mouthed Sam on Glee, performed a show at the famed L.A. club The Roxy and included an original song that he dedicated to Glee co-star Cory Monteith.

Kristen Johnston: Monteith's death sad but not shocking >>

Finishing up the acoustic portion of the show, Overstreet told the crowd that he's been dealing with the loss of a dear friend. “This one’s for you, Cory.”

Overstreet launched into a heartfelt original song for the audience, which included fellow Glee cast members Jenna Ushkowitz, Dianna Agron and Kevin McHale.

Lea Michelle is grieving with Cory's family >>

While the lyrics are somewhat difficult to make out, it’s clear Monteith’s death touched Overstreet deeply. He sings, “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.”

In an interview with E! after the show, Overstreet said, "If he's out there watching, I would want him to look down and give me a high five."

Take a listen to Overstreet’s tribute from the fan video below. We also have the heartbreaking lyrics for you to read courtesy of Entertainment Weekly online.

We're sure this won’t be the last tribute in song to Cory Monteith.

Was Cory Monteith leading a double life? >>

Chord Overstreet’s unnamed tribute to Cory Monteith:

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

Photo courtesy of FayesVision/WENN.com
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