The 7G Sessions +

by Jeff Rupert

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released July 9, 2011

Recorded, Mixed, and Produced by Jeff Rupert. All music and lyrics by Jeff Rupert except: Track 3, lyrics by Jeff Rupert and Cliff Simon; Track 5, lyrics by Jeff Rupert and Emily Vander Horn

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Track Name: Ghost
And nobody sees me as I sit here and I wait for you
They all just walk right through me as I sit here and I wait for you
I know it'll take years or more
To see you again
I know this'll keep you from me
But dear, I hope you'll be happy
Happy

My senses told me something was wrong
You were tense and you told me so long
I'm failing to go where everyone else does
And you won't know
You'll never be kept here 'cause

There is something holding me back
It's keeping me from finishing my task

I walk through walls
Just to find you
I don't sleep at all
'Cause I need to find you
I'd stand up tall if I could stay on the ground, but

I'm a ghost

Your timing was impeccable
The bells chiming kept your voice stable
And now you're signing everything you're able
Brushing me back under the table

There is something holding me back
It's keeping me from finishing my task

CHORUS

And nobody sees me as I sit here and I wait for you
They all just walk right through me as I sit here and I wait for you
I know it'll take years or more
To see you again
I know this'll keep you from me
But dear, I hope you'll be happy

CHORUS
Track Name: Reminds Me (of You)
As I sit on this bench
I lean back and reflect
On all of the things I've done today
Then I look up and I
See a sign
And all of it reminds me of you

'Cause we're falling in time
Watching memories float by
And nothing we can do will
Change a thing
'Cause we're falling in time
Watching memories float by
And nothing we can do will
Change a thing

I start walking back
I'm humming a tune
Listening to the birds tell their stories and I
I stop for a sec
As I look back
On all of those things that remind me of you

CHORUS

I can't believe
How things change
With the passing of days
And I can't believe
That everything strange
Is in my way

As I sit in my room
I'm writing this tune
And nothing is coming to mind
My doorbell rings and I
Go to my door
Open it

Of all things to remind me
Of all things to remind me
It's you

CHORUS

Keep nothing in mind
Spend all of our lives
Thinking of the things
We'll never have
Just watch it pass by
But don't open your eyes
Track Name: Inside
Today
Wasn't all that we had
Yesterday
Wasn't so bad

If you'd open up your eyes
See everything you need to see
And be happy

She needs
Something that I cannot give
She'll see
That she'll be able to live

If she opens up her eyes
Accepts the truth for what it is
Standing in the light
Finally, it will begin

You hide in your mind
Feelings I'll never find
You walk a course to undermine
The truth of what you hide
Inside

Walking down this road tonight
Feeling all these fires inside the lines
I find the truth that hides behind the lies
Understating the compromise of it's disguise

If I'd open up my eyes
Stand back and realize
It's going nowhere fast
Time to turn back at last

You hide in your mind
Feelings I strive to find
I walk a course to delve behind
The truth of what you hide
Inside
Of what you hide
Inside
Of what you hide

You hide in your mind
Feelings I'll never find
You walk a course to undermine
The truth of what you hide
Track Name: Slow Down
Morning
It feels like yesterday
Soaring
Through the fields and clouds, you're blown away
Floating
From their dreams of all that pain
Turning
As everything goes past your face

Slow down
Slow down, now

Well, hello
And goodbye
You run past
As if you're flying

Did you see that
Was it too fast
Slow down
But you missed it
Your feet were off of the ground
Slow down
Slow down, now

Last week
It actually was last year
Flashback
The details aren't clear
Retracing
All of your steps; don't lose out to fear
Lose whole days
At a time

Chorus

Why don't you stop and just enjoy your time
One day you'll pause and realize
That yesterday is miles away
Your dreams are all old and gray
There's nothing left for me to say
But...

Slow down
Just, slow down

Chorus

Would you turn back
Your world is waiting
To be found
Just one more misstep
And you could end this right now
Slow down

Slow down
Slow down, now

You can't retract
There's no save point
To be found
You've got one life
Don't run it into the ground
Slow down
Track Name: I Wonder
I said that's all you know
She jumped down to the street
to find her way to go
A way to get on her feet

She's so imaginative

I bumped into her the next day
Asked her if she'd found her path
Brushed past me and disappeared
As I thought back on our past

You know nothing's real today

You know she's seen it all before
Reading posters on the front window
But it's time to wonder
What she might say if

She saw the grass on the other side
She saw the leaves on the trees
You know nothing will keep her idle now

I hopped onto a bus
To find her new apartment
'Bout an hour to the west
Missed the letter that she'd sent, and

I, I wonder
What she's doing

Can you see the flowers in her hair
Do you know where it rains in there
But maybe just to be fair
She's leaving now
See her go away

Haven't seen her in a year
And after all that's happened
My vision's getting clear
But sometimes

I, I wonder
What she's doing

CHORUS
Track Name: Down on Me
It might be your last words I'm drawing
Climbing out of this hole and I'm clawing
Laced with doubt, use these hands, now I'm crawling
Taking a toll, by those hands you'll lay them sprawling

Your last words came to me
From somewhere across the sea
You changed your mind, ecstasy
Filling up with pain, believe

That I'll (Cause I'll)
Be a while
And you're smiling
Down on me
Now I'll be
Coming 'round
Don't let it pile
Down on me

By the time that you find my words enthralling
It'll be too late to be calling
You'll wait and wait and be continuously stalling
Open up your hands, see the new world that's dawning.

The last time you sang to me
I just remember flying free
I don't know that feeling, destiny
I stood there waiting, deceived

Chorus

It seems
Patently
Underneath
You and me
Down on your knees
You receive
All that we've
Refused to see

Chorus

Down on me
Down on me
Track Name: Something I Find
But you know
That you knew almost everything anyone could
About me
And you know that you've lost it all
Threw it away and now you regret it, but
It can't be fixed

'Cause you don't know me now
And as the world sleeps
I stay awake at night
Knowing nothing will ever be the same
Wondering why it all happens that way
And we both know that
The sad part here is that
I used to know you even better

And I'm not
Surprised that I got shoved to the side, no
Not at all
It was bound to happen after all
I'm no longer the most important person
In your life

CHORUS

And I'm not going to
Stand for it
Any longer
You know, it never was this way
Sadly, you don't know that
It's happening
Like this
Well sorry, but that's the way it is

Something just isn't right
I lay awake all night
Trying not to fight
But in the back of my mind
There's something that I find
Something just isn't right

CHORUS
Track Name: A Little Bit Longer
The night at light
Tells me out of spite
That I just might
Not have a chance
But today is more
Than it was before
Of you I'll implore
"May I have this dance?"

And I know you'll give me this chance
And now I see it in your eyes, love

The time is short
But with your support
I think we'll just sort
It all out

And I know you'll give me this chance
And now I see it in your eyes

Just take me away for a little bit longer
Show me the way and I'll make it there stronger
Now, I know you'll see me here
Tell me what you'll say if I hold you this once, and
Tell me that you'll stay if I want you forever
Now, I know you'll see me here

Times are tough
And things are getting rough
I might've had enough
But then you are there
I'll just take it slow
So that I can show
That I'm not below
That I'll compare

And I know you'll give me this chance
And now I see it in your eyes

CHORUS

I know
I'm holding out forever
And I know
It won't be this clear, but

CHORUS
Track Name: What Do You (Want)
Hey you
Standing there in the corner
Looking so small
Why are you
Just standing there
Staring at that wall

It's not what you want to do
But what do you want

You're about to say the words
That will make this start
It's one big step off a precipice
But you know in your heart

It's what you want to do
So do what you want
There must be something holding you
To keep you from your heart

And the only thing holding you back
Is the one thing that keeps you on track
And the one thing that thinks that you lack
Is you

Show the world your other face
The one you hide in shadows
There's someone here who can relate
Waiting among the others

Pausing just to take a breath
Begin your rambling discourse
Command all of their respect
There cannot be another force

Is this what you want to do?
Jump in, embrace your heart
Show the world your truth
It isn't that hard
Is it what you want to do...

So do what you want
So do what you want
But what do you want?
Track Name: Broken Melodies
Married now for eighteen hours
But can you take another hour
Of living in the memory
Of what she used to be

Standing closely next to him
As you hide behind your grin
Your mind's a jumble, you fumble and mumble
As you think to yourself

Is this the right thing?

You smile and shake another hand
Pretending this is what you planned
Is this the beginning of the end
Or were you better off as friends
That's your debilitating curse
You always seem to think the worst
Never jumping in head first
But your mind's about to burst

"Is this all I have to give
Is that really what I win
Did I know that jumping in
Or did I miss a warning sign?"

Flipping pages from a book
Filled with pictures that you took
Your eyes are mirrors from that day
With your emotions on display
You relive your memories
As you try to hide your pleas
You're not strong enough to see
Their broken melodies

Is this all you have to give
Is that really what you win
Did you know that jumping in
Or did you see your world coming to an end?

INSTRUMENTAL

Is this all you have to give
Is that really what you win
Did you know that jumping in
Or did you miss a warning sign

'Cause you couldn't see it
You couldn't hear
The broken melodies