John Henry, Part 1

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lyrics

This will be the death of me
And what will I, what will I leave behind?
Will they sing my name
After they lay me in the sand

There won’t be no victory
For this heart that beats, and hands that bleed
What more can they take
Than I gave with this hammer in my hand?

‘Cause maybe I was born
For such a time as this
Maybe I was born
So this moment could be written

You’re wrapped in chains and told you’re free
By men with force or men who pay
But I’m through selling me
And if I fall, then at least I made a stand

Maybe I was born
For such a time as this
Maybe I was born
So this moment could be written

I will rise...

Maybe I was born
For such a time as this
Maybe I was born
So this moment could be written

credits

from The Ghost of John Henry, released May 8, 2012
Vance Kotrla: Guitars, vocals
Kurt Bloom: Drums
Jody Stark: Cello

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jaron Luksa at Jaronsound Studios, Burbank, California
Bass by Johnnie Kotrla

Written by Vance Kotrla
Inciting Insurrection Music (ASCAP)

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Sci-Fi Romance Los Angeles, California

Sci-Fi Romance is an independent folk band from Los Angeles that blends unique arrangements and a dark, percussive take on acoustic music into a sound that has been labeled "steamfolk." It began as the solo project of singer/songwriter Vance Kotrla.

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