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lyrics

My strength
My enemy
Gone, the days I thought I had
Ahead of me

My strength
My enemy
Work my hands have done I'm told
Is obsolete

You use words like progress
You use words like change
And grind your brothers down beneath
This onward rushing train

The world keeps spinning faster
But where's it taking us?
The more machines we build
The more there is to rust, and I say…

Oh, oh, oh,
You can keep tomorrow
I don't know how to live the life you're promising
Oh, oh, oh
You can keep tomorrow
If disappointment is all it brings.

My pride
My ability
Though the ground may shift and change
Beneath my feet

My pride
My ability
Haven’t met the mountain yet
Could conquer me

You can yell your progress
And you can yell your change
But if this river breaks its banks
We all drown just the same

The world keeps spinning faster
But where's it taking us?
The more machines we build
The more there is to rust and I say…

Oh, oh, oh,
You can keep tomorrow
I don't know how to live the life you're promising
Oh, oh, oh
You can keep tomorrow
If disappointment is all it brings

My strength...

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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