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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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from The Rain Becomes a River, released May 8, 2020
Written by Vance Kotrla
Published by Antique Robot Songs (ASCAP)

Vance Kotrla: Vocals, guitars, drums
Jody Stark: Cello
Johnnie Kotrla: Bass

Recorded and mixed by Tim Moore at York Recording, Los Angeles

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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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