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The Dragon

from Truth or Dare by Blind Phoenix

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Oriental, NC was among the towns hardest hit by Hurricane Florence. The weekend before it hit, Michael and Rebekkah had been in upstate New York for a music festival. As they drove back to  North Carolina, a friend called to warn them about the dire weather that was coming in. Rebekkah's mother was still in Oriental, and by then had largely lost the use of her legs. To stay inland and leave her there was unthinkable, so they drove into the path of the hurricane to get her out and to higher ground. She was stubborn, and persuading her to leave was a special challenge. What finally convinced her was love.

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When we heard the news of a coming storm,
We were a thousand miles away.
We were headed home anyway.
Put the pedal to the metal,
Raced home to find you.

As we watched the news of the coming storm
We were still too far away.
So we drove faster anyway,
Put the pedal to the metal,
Raced home to get you.

(Chorus)
They told us stay away,
Leave this place,
Get out now, run away,
But we had to race
Into the mouth of the dragon.
Into the mouth of the dragon.

When we brought the news of the coming storm
You told us you would stay
But we begged you anyway
Put the pedal to the metal,
We tried to move you.

(Chorus)
They told us stay away,
Leave this place,
Get out now, run away,
But we had to race
Into the mouth of the dragon.
Into the mouth of the dragon.

(Bridge)
The dragon, she's the fury
The dragon, she's the wind
The dragon, she's the tidal wave
That drowns the best of men.
The dragon, she's the unexpected
rage from Neptune's den. 
She will crush you in her flight
Then she’ll tear you up again.

Then when the news of the coming storm
Finally hit home
And love won the day
We put the pedal to the metal.

(Chorus)
They told us to get away,
Leave this place,
While you still can, run away,
Get away from the dragon.
Outrun the mouth of the dragon.
Outrun the mouth of the dragon.

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from Truth or Dare, released March 29, 2021
Copyright © 2021 by Blind Phoenix
Lyrics: Rebekkah Hilgraves
Music: Chris Daniels, Rebekkah Hilgraves
Lead vocals: Rebekkah Hilgraves
Guitar: Chris Daniels
Backing vocals: Rebekkah Hilgraves, Lonnie Park
Bass: Michael Filippone
Drums and Percussion: James Kylen
Piano: Chris Rosser
Keyboards: Lonnie Park

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Blind Phoenix Asheville, North Carolina

Blind Phoenix is an American Roots / Indie rock band led by singer/songwriters Chris Daniels and Rebekkah Hilgraves.

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