Dust Among the Stars

by Sci-Fi Romance

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1.
If I Fell 03:35
You took my hand, took me under your wing So smart, so funny, so perfect at everything All I thought I could never be Try to live up to what you see in me But sometimes the climb's so steep The clouds shroud a peak out of reach If I fell Would you save me Or close my memory in a file Buried under lock and key? I'm not blind, naive, or innocent I'm not the first to think you're heaven sent But yesterday means nothing to me It's left its scars and set us free But some nights the light's so weak The next step ahead so hard to see If I fell Would you save me Or close my memory in a file Buried under lock and key And if I fell Would you catch me Or just write beside my name "What might have been..."? A heart alone too long Don't know what it can and can't believe If your love, your love was just a dream Then let me sleep, let me sleep If I fell Would you wake me And tell me it's all right I've got you, baby? I've got you I've got you, baby
2.
Autumn Waltz 04:01
And it's hard to remember these days The way it all held me in The thrill of skin on skin And it's hard to recall the way Time could move so slow In your arms that long ago And I wish I could fall in love Like I did once before But my heart it don't beat the same My heart, it don't beat the same ...anymore And you said love was a mystery Hearts and hopes, they change Just leaves on an autumn day I know it's all history Memories to shut away No point in trying to explain That I wish I could fall in love Like I did once before But my heart, it don't beat the same My heart, it don't beat the same ...anymore
3.
Hard times make a man grow strong they say But that ain't necessarily the case There's right and wrong, and there's what a heart can stand But they look different to a desperate man It's an easy thing to sin And easier still to do it again I may not have a lot to show, but at least At least my hands are clean A microphone can't make a thing the truth But that don't mean we don't get fooled These talking heads, they scream and scream and scream 'Cause the biggest lie is easy to believe Fear's one hell of a commodity When they don't give a shit about you or me I may not have a lot to show but at least At least my hands are clean Temptation blues… There ain't no man in a black cloak buying souls Today he makes reality shows ‘Cause privacy and dignity bring more And he's turning folks away at the door Money ain't so hard to make If you don't care about the flesh it takes I may not have a lot to show but at least At least my hands are clean Or that's what I, what I tell myself at least At least my hands are clean
4.
A cold night The fire wanes Another drink To keep me awake Shadows on This life I've made What I've lost And what I saved But everything burns Everything burns eventually A big house But an empty bed I collapse into And want you instead In this light Success can seem Failure when It keeps you from me 'Cause everything burns Everything burns eventually Come back You're all I need, would you Come back? I'd trade anything if you'd Come back… 'Cause everything burns Everything burns eventually
5.
There are days When it seems Being lonely would be better Than another night with you But there are ways To believe If you tell it long enough A lie becomes the truth And we don't have to talk about it Why our eyes no longer meet And we don't have to talk about it What this silence means We can pretend that if the world should end It's enough we'd have a hand to hold A final kiss as we plunge in the abyss Could make us feel like we'd been whole But that's no way to live these days So I say goodbye, goodbye, goodbye It's a game And we both play Even though we know by now They're only empty moves I'm afraid To walk away 'Cause when you're on your own There's always so much more to prove And we don't have to talk about it What we lost along the way We don't have to talk about it What it costs for us to stay We can pretend that if the world should end It's enough we'd have a hand to hold A final kiss as we plunge in the abyss Could make us feel like we'd been whole But that's no way to live these days So I say goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
6.
A mother's voice and child's cry A heart that pounds just like the tide The sound of thunder, sound of rain A solitary voice in pain It’s all so much It’s all so much And all we are All we've ever been On a pale blue dot Like the head of a pin A cry of war and swell of pride The helpless sigh of a love denied It's all so much It’s all so much And all we are All our fears and dreams On a pale blue dot Floating in a sunbeam All we are, all we are Looked at from afar All we are, all we are Dust among the stars All we are, all we are Everything we've loved All we are, all we are Every drop of blood And all we are All we ever knew On a pale blue dot Disappearing from view
7.
The sky may fall The mountains wash away And towers tall Slip beneath the waves But not today Now we're one What would our parents say? To stay or run Before the breaking day And what will come our way My heart, my heart
 My love, my love The stars above Spread their welcome arms Undying love The world would force apart So in death, depart My heart, my heart My love, my love Only love sprung from only hate In a town engulfed by flames We'll be gone when they awake And the world will know our names
8.
Fields 04:27
A rusted tin roof And empty window frames A crumbling porch That the grasses claimed It's nobody's home no more A plowed field in spring And prayers about the weather Rows of corn run From the road to forever A rear window masterpiece Images, but no words A memory, a memory All that's been lost A melody recalled from a dream A small city kid With my fingers torn Blood on my hands From the cotton boles The lives I'll never know A fallen-down fence By a road with no name Somehow my steps Brought me back here again And God, it's so many miles Images, but no words A memory, a memory All that's been lost A melody recalled from a dream
9.
Let's Run 03:57
The time had passed for ever looking back When you spread the map From the yellow page in the candle flame We tried to find our path And the world looked so much wider than I'd realized When I saw it reflected in your eyes "The horizon," you said, "we can make it. If we're bold enough to claim it.” Let's run, let's run, let's run away The road we chose, heaven knows, Brought its share of pain Threadbare clothes, and so alone Nights stranded in the rain But the sky looked so much brighter than I'd realized When I saw it reflected in your eyes "Our future," you said, "we can name it, If we're bold enough to claim it.” Let's run, let's run, let's run away You're the way home And the world looked so much wider than I'd realized When I saw it reflected in your eyes “The horizon,” you said, “we can make it If we’re bold enough to claim it.” Let's run, let's run, let's run away.
10.
Please, please don't cry I'll stay by your side Night will come with its mystery But you'll always hear me whispering Please, please don't cry I don't have much wisdom to offer So much I could never explain Like gravity or government But I can be here when you wake So please, please don't cry I don't have any secret answers Can't tell if the paths you'll walk Hold promises or penitence But I can come when you call So please, please don't cry I'll stay by your side Night will come with its mystery But you'll always hear me whispering Please, please don't cry

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The third full-length album from Los Angeles alt-folk band Sci-Fi Romance

"An incredibly theatrical and stunning release" - The Prelude Press

"Featuring a wide variety of the band’s influences, Dust Among The Stars will take you places you’ve never been before." - Stage Right Secrets

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released January 26, 2016

All songs written by Vance Kotrla
Published by Inciting Insurrection Music (ASCAP)
Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Tim Moore at York Recording, Los Angeles, CA
Kristin K. Vogel appears courtesy of her own bad self

The album Artwork is by Vance Kotrla, and includes photo elements from the Hubble Space Telescope, courtesy of NASA, ESA, and STScI/AURA. These images and more are available at hubblesite.org.

Sci-Fi Romance logo by Chris Crowson.

Band photography by Kirsten Bosio.

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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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