Underground (Dead Finger Radio)

from From the Plague Year by Sci-Fi Romance

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Original studio version appears on the 2020 EP "The Rain Becomes a River"

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Underground I found a place to hide
Against the whims and wars of men it's fortified
There's 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
...never stop

Sometimes the dark of night
Seems to fill us up inside
But when we rush to hide
We guarantee we'll never find the light

I knocked at a door locked from within
I heard a shotgun cocked and a voice's shouted warning:
"Walk away, or it's your life to lose.
I got an arsenal I'm not afraid to use."
Down the hall, a door stood open
With 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
...ever heard a sound

Sometimes the dark of night
Seems to fill us up inside
But when we rush to hide
We guarantee we'll never find the light

In the final room I found a man
Cradling his heart in bloody, burdened hands
He smiled at me, and said "Join me, friend,
And we'll never have to feel again."
I backed away out into the hall
Better to have a broken heart than none at all
So small, so scared, they'd lost their purpose
So I left those souls behind and I found the surface
...I found the surface

Sometimes the dark of night
Seems to fill us up inside
But when we rush to hide
We guarantee we'll never find the light

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from From the Plague Year, released October 30, 2020
Vance Kotrla: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Kalimba (thumb piano), Ceramic Bowls, 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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