7 Mile Drive

7 Mile Drive

 Merrimac, Massachusetts, USA
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7 Mile Drive is a blend of acoustic soul satisfaction with rock and roll power! People want to hear and see a performance, and that is what 7 Mile Drive can deliver.

Biography

The idea for this band began in 2007 when Adam and Alex got together to record some original music at Alex's home. The two mixed acoustic songwriter influences with a classic rock style of guitar playing. Eventually a percussionist and bassist joined the band to add another dimension of music to create the unique sonic combination that can only be described as 7 Mile Drive. Since the full formation, the band has played in bars, clubs, and at festivals all around Massachusetts.

People always ask what the band sounds like and the truth is that they have a diverse set that cannot be put into a single category. They have been compared to groups such as Dispatch, Sublime, Weezer, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Paul Simon, and others. The band itself is very song oriented, and many of the songs could be placed in different genres. The diversity of the songs has made giving the band a genre a difficult task, but they all work together to give a unique performance that is pleasantly erratic.

The band can play acoustically or electrically, can incorporate covers with original music, and usually likes to play sets between 45 to 90 minutes. Longer sets are not beyond the band, but they like to play more original tunes than covers if it can be helped.

Lyrics

Hold On

Written By: Alex Potenza

You wake up on your own
Only to discover
It ain't easy at all
When you lose the one
To turn of your light
When you lose the one
That made everything alright

I can't tell you
It will get easier from here
I can't tell you that
I know how you feel
All i know is that
There is a future on its way
And it will get better
It will get better
Someday

I can't imagine
The strength that it takes
To catch your mind
To clear your mind
Before it breaks
To watch the tears
Roll down each others faces
I can't imagine
I can't imagine
The strength that it takes

I can't tell you that
It will get easier from here
I can't tell you that
I know how you feel
All i know is
There is future on its way
And it will get better
It will get better
Some day

It will get better
It will get better
I swear

It will get better
It will get better
I swear

So hold on
To what we have
No problems
Are as strong as that man

It will get better
It will i swear

Rush

Written By: Alex Potenza

We're gonna leave it behind
We're gonna run right through
And everything we love
It don't matter now
We are fighting
We are striving
For something that is not real

All that matters now is thrown out and replaced
with something we cannot reach but we don't know how
God forbid anything gets in our way

We're gonna leave it behind
We're gonna run right through
And everything we love
It don't matter now
We are fighting
We are striving
For something that is not real

Don't you listen to the man
Find your love do what you can
The water runs deep withing our veins
If we ignore it we'll end up all the same

We're gonna leave it behind
We're gonna run right through
And everything we love
It don't matter now
We are fighting
We are striving
For something that is not real

For some reason I am bleeding from the center of my mind
And I'm living in a past that I cannot leave behind
It is so blinding we try to rewind it
But we keep it all inside
If we cannot see it we don't believe it
And we never give it a try
Give it a try
Lets not get caught in the rush of things
Lets not get caught in the rush of things
Rush of things rush of things
Rush of things

All that matters now is thrown out and replaced
With something we cannot reach but we don't know how
God forbid anything gets in our way

We're gonna leave it behind
We're gonna run right through
And everything we love
It don't matter now
We are fighting
We are striving
For something that is not real

For some reason I am bleeding from the center of my mind
And I'm living in a past that I cannot leave behind
It is so blinding we try to rewind it
But we keep it all inside
If we cannot see it we don't believe it
And we never give it a try
Give it a try
Lets not get caught in the rush of things
Lets not get caught in the rush of things
Rush of things rush of things
Rush of things

Barcelona

Written By: Alex Potenza

Well the move on is what I've been doing for far too long
And I say, this train, this train is running out of tracks for me

There's been far too many accidents and crashes for my heart to see

I want you to remember me
I want you to be as happy as can be
Even if its not always with me

And its the same old road that I've been traveling on
And its the same old road that's tricked me all along
And I hope this road will lead to Barcelona
And I hope when I go that I am not alone in this world

There is something that you have given me
Its the best thing, its the best thing that I've ever known
It was your love, your company, and everything we did

Ya know everything we did

I want you to remember me
I want you to be as happy as can be
Even if its not always with me

And its the same old road that I've been traveling on
And its the same old road that's tricked me all along
And I hope this road will lead to Barcelona
And I hope when I go that I am not alone in this world

Feeling I Get

Written By: Alex Potenza

We all fall for someone sometimes
And it makes feel so
How it makes us feel so

There's a feeling I get when you're close to me
There's a time and a place now I can hardly see
I want to know
Are you feeling the same way too
I want to know
Are you falling like I'm falling for you

Don't slip, don't trip, don't slide away
Don't close your eyes, don't fall asleep
Just rest your head upon my chest
You'll feel my heart beat once, beat twice, beat three times more

There's an image I get when I'm thinking of you
When our eyes had first met, I just hoped it'd come true
I want to know
Are you feeling the same way too
I want to know
Are you falling like I'm falling for you

Are you falling I am falling for you

When I'm looking in your eyes I feel home again
Its a crazy situation I don't want to end and
Im choking on the moment but I feel so alive
When you kiss me on the lips I get so damn high

My minds in the gutter and you hear me kind of stutter
You bring me right out and I feel much better
I feel so much so damn better but
I feel so much so damn better
I want to know
Are you feeling the same way too
I want to know
Were you falling I was falling for you

Discography

7 Mile Drive EP - the songs Feeling I Get, Barcelona, Hold On, and Rush are on this and can from be heard on some radio stations in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire

Set List

If Only
Save It For Yourself
Smile Wink And Nod
Hard Times
Videogame
Tall Heart
Chance
Can We Dance
Where I Want To Be
World On Me
Hold On
Barcelona
Feeling I Get
Rush