The Rain Becomes a River

by Sci-Fi Romance

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Somewhere in the distance, there’s a town A beautiful place I’ve always heard about Though clouds obscure the way With darkness and with doubt We’ll never find it if we turn around The rain streaks the windshield like tears Til the road blues and lines disappear I’m too scared of stopping, I gotta move Lest the rain becomes a river and all of our fears come true Outside in the blackness torches blaze But they’re not there to light the way Each flame is held up high By hands that clench in rage But they vanish far behind as we escape The rain streaks the windshield like tears Til the road blues and lines disappear I’m too scared of stopping, I gotta move Lest the rain becomes a river and all of our fears come true On the air around us, there's a song The voice is faint but getting strong It promises a home To those who never belonged And when our journey's over we can sing along The rain streaks the windshield like tears Til the road blues and lines disappear I’m too scared of stopping, I gotta move Lest the rain becomes a river and all of our fears come true
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Underground 06:00
Underground I found a place to hide Against the whims and wars of men it's fortified Many rooms, and many plans To keep the world outside from coming in Some find solace in a cocktail glass Hiding fear and despair behind a drunken laugh Won't have to admit when all is lost If you can pretend the party will never stop ...will never stop Sometimes the dark of night Seems to fill us up inside When we race to hide We guarantee we'll never find a light I knocked at a door locked from within I heard a shotgun cocked and a voice's shouted warning: "Knock again and it's your life to lose. Got an arsenal I'm not afraid to use." Down the hall, a door stood open Heads bent low over work that they could drown in I called their names as I walked around But none of them ever heard a sound ...never heard a sound Sometimes the dark of night Seems to fill us up inside When we race to hide We guarantee we'll never find a light In the final room I found a man Cradling his heart in bloody, burdened hands He smiled at me, said "Join me, friend, And we'll never have to feel again." I backed away into the hall Better to have a broken heart than none at all Small and scared, they'd lost their purpose So I left those souls behind and found the surface ...I found the surface Sometimes the dark of night Seems to fill us up inside When we race to hide We guarantee we'll never find a light
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I woke in the night To find you in my arms In the silence, all I wanted Was to save you from harm And I will let you down I won't break every fall But if the darkness makes you lose your way No stars to light the steps you take I'll still walk by your side One day you'll turn from me And I'll see you've realized I never really could've been The man I seemed in your eyes 'Cause I will let you down I won't break every fall But if the darkness makes you lose your way No stars to light the steps you take I'll still walk by your side A rose Grows with rain I will let you down I won't break every fall But if the darkness makes you lose your way No stars to light the steps you take I'll still walk by your side A rose Grows with rain
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Spent long, late nights making battle plans For conquering the worlds we saw before us Waiting for our time to come Now I lose late nights remembering Those conversations distant in my memory We looked away and our time slipped by I learned eventually Wish I may and wish I might It's not every dream That's destined for daylight We may never be In movies or in magazines But hey, hey that’s all right We wove stories from the threads Of everything that lay past the horizon We knew the parts we'd play But they were just tall tales we told ourselves Turns out that the world don't turn that way And somewhere our lines got lost There must be some clue Why it never came off right I wish I knew So much for perfect hindsight We may never be In movies or in magazines But hey, hey that’s all right (Never let me go) The view, I know, looks different from The visions that we had for the two of us And the lives we'd live But what no crystal ball could show Was the stillness that I’d feel beside you And how that's everything I need So I thank the stars As I lie awake at night You're in my arms When we're wrapped in morning light We may never be In movies or in magazines But hey, hey that’s all right (Never let me go) (Never let me go)

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This EP of new Sci-Fi Romance music takes a heavier, more urgent turn for heavier, more urgent times.

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released May 8, 2020

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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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