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Plague Year Blues

from From the Plague Year by Sci-Fi Romance



The sun’s rising again
Across a land I thought I knew
But it’s a land, it turns out, I thought we’d said “good riddance” to
It's getting harder and harder to sleep
As the curtains rise on lies
Be they convenient or be they otherwise
We tried to confine our sins
To the past, but man, it’s useless
See the past is never past, it’s never through with us

We can choose to be wise
Like we can choose not to see
But what’s the use being blind
If we believe living bound is living free?

The sun’s rising again
Through a haze of smoke and flame
On millionaires playing with matches and planning who they’ll blame
But on TV they say it’s fine
While the water starts to surge
It’s getting higher, it’s getting warmer, and it’s getting worse
The signs are all around
Like the worry on our faces
But some bury their heads in the sand and venerate the Dark Ages

We can choose bluer skies
Like we can choose not to see
But what’s the use being blind
On an island in a boiling sea?

The sun’s rising again
Across a sea of brand new graves
Every single one of them an accusation
So where can I look for hope?
How can I hope for change,
With all these people putting their backs against a new day?
But the sun’s rising again
And if the fight is all that’s left
Then we gotta wake up and fight and wake up and fight til our last breath

We can choose to be kind
Like we can choose not to see
But what’s the use being blind
If we still hear all around us suffering?


from From the Plague Year, released October 30, 2020
Vance Kotrla: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, and Drums

Vocals recorded by Tim Moore at York Recording, Highland Park, Los Angeles, California

Written by Vance Kotrla
Published by Antique Robot Songs (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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