Dreamers & Runaways

by Sci-Fi Romance

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1.
Dreamers & Runaways
2.
Long Ways Left
3.
A Beautiful Prison
4.
The War in Me
5.
03:08
6.
The Fight
7.
Gone Wrong
8.
Wooden Jesus
9.
Sunrise
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The fourth full-length album by Los Angeles alt-folk band Sci-Fi Romance

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releases October 19, 2018

Vance Kotrla: Vocals, 6- & 12-string, bass, & baritone guitars. drums, vibraphone, percussion, piano, theremin
Jody Stark: Cello
Mr. Mike: Drums
Dylan Kotrla: Piano
Johnnie Kotrla: Bass

Produced by Vance Kotrla
Recorded & mixed by Tim Moore at York Recording, Los Angeles
Drums on “Sunrise” recorded by Jaron Luksa at the Rattle Room, Burbank
Piano & vibraphone recorded by Andrew Bush at Grandma’s Warehouse, Echo Park
Mastered by Jaron Luksa at the Rattle Room, Burbank

Cover photo by Vance Kotrla & Sean Jacobs
Band photography by Eric King & Sean Jacobs

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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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Track Name: Voices
The rain comes
On its own
In spite of all our plans

A shadow moves
And fear takes hold
No matter what we tell ourselves

And right now a mother's singing to her baby
She can't take away the pain
But she knows that maybe

We may not have much power in this world
But friends, we've still got our voices

Some endings
Are written much too fast
And not how we imagine them

Memories
Can disappear so soon
Like footprints lost beneath the tide

Maybe all we love was never meant to last.
But the better part of me's saying, "Not so fast."

We may not have much power in this world
But friends, we've still got our voices

The truth is
It's out there
But more delicate than I could know

Our blind spots
We hold so dear
The swords on which we throw ourselves

I can fill your heart with neither love nor rancor
But I can tell you stories of
Forgiveness and of anger

We may not have much power in this world
But friends, we've still got our voices...
Track Name: A Hymn for the Invisible
Every night it's the same thing
You try to sleep but your mind's racing
Trying to keep a job, trying to keep a home
It feels that way, but you're not alone

I wish I could tell you that we're all free, free
And maybe someday we'll be
I wish I could tell you we're all seen, seen
Until then, just give your hand to me

And we'll sing, Lord, how we'll sing
Our voices will rise and ring
From roadside to hilltop
A chorus they can't stop
Our stories told on the wind

You're adrift and can't make sense
Of worlds inside and out full of turbulence
You try to laugh, you try to keep it inside
But you know some things a smile can't hide

I wish I could tell you that we're all free, free
And maybe someday we'll be
I wish I could tell you we're all seen, seen
Until then, just give your hand to me

And we'll sing, Lord, how we'll sing
Our voices will rise and ring
From roadside to hilltop
A chorus they can't stop
Our stories told on the wind

A single candle
It don't burn too bright
But there's not a fire
A million can't light

We'll sing, Lord, how we'll sing
Our voices will rise and ring
From roadside to hilltop
A chorus they can't stop
Our stories told on the wind