Behind the Songs With Runaway City…
Drummer Chris Burrow shares the inspiration behind “Daybreak,” from Runaway City’s June 22, 2010, debut release, Armored Heart:

“At the time we wrote this song, a friend of ours was wandering down the wrong path and struggling with making bad choices. The lyrics are a plea to him to wake up and come back to the place he needed to be. It’s a great metaphor for God’s guidance. Every time we mess up, God is that beacon directing us back home.” Chris Burrow

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Photo by Quinsey Sablan

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My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

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In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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