by Nat Budin

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Written as a theme song for one of my favorite larps!


The darkness, the silence
The fear that cuts into me
The danger, the promise
The desperate need to be free
And if I make it out alive I'll see you on the other side
Right now all we can do is just hold on

There's a lifeline reaching through the blackest night
There's a lifeline waiting for your final flight
There's a lifeline stretching to the edge of dawn
There's a lifeline telling you to just hold on

I sat there, I waited
Just counting stars and marking time
A moment, my one chance
Step forward, reaching for the line
And if I make it out alive I'll see you on the other side
But there's no time to think it through, so just hold on


They say it's perilous out there
But baby I don't even care
Better to die trying to fly than to stay here on the ground

Sensation, elation
A chill that cuts me to the bone
No time for misgivings
I'm soaring out to the unknown
And if I make it out alive I'll see you on the other side
But now there's nothing else to do but just hold on


There's a lifeline heading to another place
There's a lifeline flying through the dead of space
There's a lifeline coming that'll soon be gone
And it's coming for you, so just hold on


released June 19, 2018
Music and lyrics (c) 2018 Nat Budin.
Photo by ESO/A. Santerne and released under the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License.


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Nat Budin Mill Creek, Washington

Nat Budin is a singer, songwriter, and producer in the Seattle area, making heartfelt comedy pop and folk music. He's also been a member of the bands Stranger Ways, The Crisis Center, and Klezmoratorium.

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