A Burning Ember to a Grove of Trees

by Sci-Fi Romance

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In the End 02:51
The more of this noise that I perceive The harder it is for me to believe It's too much with the hatred, too much with the you-versus-me It's too much with pretending the truth is too veiled to see It's hard enough It's hard to transcend Sometimes we all need a shoulder And we're all we've got in the end I can't say that I understand Locking the gates 'round the Promised Land It's too much with division, too much with the lines in the sand It's too much with the torches and pitchforks in all our hands It's hard enough It's hard to transcend Sometimes we all need a shoulder And we're all we've got Sometimes we all need a shoulder And we're all we've got in the end We're all we've got in the end
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Fear is in the air Carried on the breeze A glowing ember To a grove of trees We fan the flames And sing proud songs Never asking If we could be wrong ‘Cause when we welcome lies Just to win the fight The truth becomes Hard, hard to recognize Crowds in the street Don’t know who to blame They battle each other though Their enemy’s the same Told what to think We go along With somebody’s game Where we’re the pawns ‘Cause when we welcome lies Just to win the fight The truth becomes Hard, hard to recognize ‘Cause when we welcome lies Just to win the fight The truth becomes Hard, hard to recognize We forget in time How to open up our eyes
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A girl carries water in a gasoline can A mile to the well, another back again She didn't ask to be born in this place She didn't ask, but she carries the weight A boy in Nebraska stares up into space Feels misunderstood, he dreams of escape He didn't ask to be born in this place, but His future ahead is for him to create The same heart pounds As they kick the dirt up from the ground Why do we wait? What does it take To see that in my shoes or yours A mile of ground Wherever it's found Is still the same distance to cross A man with an office a hundred floors up Can see for miles but it isn't enough Didn't know peace would be so hard to find He looks at tomorrow with fear in his eyes A girl in the street throws up her fist with a shout Joining her voice with the gathering crowd Didn't know peace would be so hard to find Seizes her chance to make a better life The same heart beats Inside a soul that longs for relief Why do we wait? What does it take To see that in my shoes or yours A mile of ground Wherever it's found May be the same distance to cross But if the road's not paved The journey's not the same We put, we put One foot Before, before The other.
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A collection featuring new songs, unreleased songs, and re-mastered versions of songs released as singles from 2012-2016.

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released October 17, 2016

Guitar and vocals by Vance Kotrla
Cello by Jody Stark

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All songs written by Vance Kotrla and published by Antique Robot Songs (ASCAP) except "Goodnight Irene," written by Huddie Ledbetter and Alan Lomax, published by TRO-Ludlow Music, and "House of the Rising Sun," traditional, arranged by Vance Kotrla.

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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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