Temptation Blues (Solo Acoustic)

from From the Plague Year by Sci-Fi Romance

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Original studio version appears on the 2016 album "Dust Among the Stars"

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Hard times, they 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

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from From the Plague Year, released October 30, 2020
Vance Kotrla: Vocals, Guitar, Percussion

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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