Sleeper

by Jeff Gorman

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The songs are quick ideas, a 30 minute recording session here and there, verse + chorus + guitar solo kinda things. Lyrically and vocally they are as raw as possible, often hitting record and singing the first thing that comes to mind. I love writing this way.

This EP was recorded in two different locations. The first half of it was recorded at the Johnston's house on Madison Street. The second half was recorded at the Orange Chair Collective in downtown Harrisonburg (where I currently rent a small studio space).

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released November 23, 2014

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Jeff Gorman Baltimore, Maryland

Jeff Gorman is a musician out of Baltimore MD.

"The view taken is not of an activity the purpose of which is to integrate the opposites, but rather of an activity characterized by process and essentially purposeless. The mind, though stripped of its right to control, is still present. What does it do, having nothing to do? And what happens to a piece of music when it is purposelessly made?" ... more

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Track Name: I Gotta Take It (Just Ask)
Sometimes
It feels
The only way
To get
The things
I want
I need
I gotta take it (from you)

So you came over to my flat
I poured us a couple coffees (just us)
Talkin' about how good we're holdin' up
And anything new
When I noticed that your back
Was tight and full of tension (relax)
Next thing I know we're back together
And really confused

Sometimes
It feels
The only way
To get
The things
I want
I need
I gotta take it (from you)

Well we were standin' in the yard
Just catchin' up with neighbors (talkin)
I didn't receive attention that I need
So I made a scene
When you brought it up at lunch
I was embarrassed and got defensive (oh no!)
Next thing I know we're broken up
And really confused

Sometimes
It feels
The only way
To get
The things
I want
I need
I gotta take it (just ask)
Track Name: Oh! The Potential
Oh the potential of the human race
If everyone got on board
If everyone sold their sword
If only we knew how

Oh the potential imagine the NFL
If the stadium energy
Could be harvested for peace
Yeah if an 18 wheel machine knows how

Oh the potential of a crowded bar
If the college kids cared at all
And the images on the wall
Are the snapshots of our hearts

This ain't my scene
Quit sayin it's alright
Wake up from sleep
Get off your bike and on your feet
You got a lot of questions
That's a good thing

Oh the potential of me and you
If I knew what you were goin through
I'd know exactly what to do
And we could patch it up real soon
Track Name: Revive Me, O Lord
Revive me O Lord
Revive me O Lord
Revive me O Lord
Revive me O Lord

Down in the dust I lay prostrate
True to your word O Lord, revive me
I tell you my ways and you answer
Teach me your wishes, your commandments

Revive me O Lord
Revive me O Lord

Grief like hot wax it melts on me
Deceit my old friend, has written
Grant me your grace and revive me
Be my guide through the darkness

Empty me that I might be filled with the spirit of love
I shall speak of your instructions before kings today
Empty me that I might be filled with the spirit of love
I shall speak of your instructions before kings today
Track Name: SweetHeart
Kisses for my sweetheart
She's a gateway happiness
Biking on a small road
Ride it til the cow shows

Kisses for my sweetheart
Wearin lots of make-up

She doesn't need to
It's somethin that just feels good

Let it feel good
Track Name: Sleeper
Cool like fall rain
Cry tears in the bathtub
The neighbors are knockin
Your clutchin the door knob
I can your heart beat
Through our stethoscope

Every thought I think I swear
I do not care at all
Sleeper on the inner stage
The highway is your home
Hands are numb, neck is sore
Tired eyes
This is my disguise

The feeling is gone
It's all wearing off
And where have I come?
The feeling is gone

Wake up sleeper
Arise, arise, arise
Your family needs you
To be of sober mind
Through the fire
Let the Lord refine