Seven Story Mountain (Todd Sheaffer)

First played

May 02, 2001

Last played

June 10, 2017

Times played

565

Lyrics/Notes

Oh lord, to see a light,
but fail in strength to follow,
Sometimes it's hard to let it go.

Oh lord, to fail in heart,
and each day grow more hollow,

Sometimes I just don't wanna know.

But the road that led me here,
it's begun to disappear.
Sometimes I wonder where I am.

Oh lord, to hear a voice,
but let it fade and wallow,

Sometimes it's hard to let it go.

Oh lord, to find the words,
but keep them in and swallow,
One day the top is gonna blow.

But the road that left me here,
it's begun to disappear.
Sometimes I wonder who I am.

Oh lord, to stumble blind,
for years without knowing,

Sunrise has burned my eyes again.

Oh lord, to crumble quiet
watching from the silence.
Sunrise has burned my eyes again.

It's a seven-story mountain.
It's a long, long life we live.
Got to find a light and fill my heart again.

It's a seven-story mountain.
It's a long, long life ahead.
Got to find a voice and fill my throat again.

Shows played

2002-01-15 Princeton University - Charter Club
2002-01-31 Lehigh University - Lamberton Hall
2002-02-01 Blue Star
2002-02-02 Krogh's Brewpub
2002-02-16 Boulevard Cafe
2002-02-17 Cicero's
2002-02-22 Starlight
2002-02-23 Tulagi
2002-02-26 Mt. Tabor Theater
2002-02-27 The Milky Way - Pacific University
2002-03-01 Last Day Saloon
2002-03-03 Henfling's Firehouse Tavern
2002-03-04 Squaw Valley Ski Resort - Bar One
2002-03-06 Zephyr Club
2002-03-23 Suwannee Springfest @ Spirit of the Suwannee Music
2002-03-27 Pour House
2002-03-30 Cary Street Cafe
2002-04-05 Baker Ballroom
2002-04-23 Blue Cats
2002-04-25 MerleFest @ Wilkes Community College
2002-05-11 Tribeca Blues
2002-05-16 Iota Cafe
2002-05-22 Murray’s Inn
2002-05-26 Big Wu Family Reunion @ Jamboree Campground
2002-06-14 University of Wisconsin - Memorial Union Terrace
2002-06-16 Abbey Pub
2002-06-21 Telluride Bluegrass Festival @ Fly Me To The Moon
2002-06-22 Telluride Bluegrass Festival @ Town Park
2002-06-29 Celebrate Life and Music Festival @ Mystic Hot Spr
2002-07-03 River Ranch Lodge
2002-07-05 High Sierra Music Festival @ Plumas-Sierra County
2002-07-12 LoDo Music Festival @ LoDo Music Festival
2002-07-19 Boulevard Cafe
2002-07-27 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival @ Dodds Farm
2002-08-02 Village Underground
2002-08-13 Emerald Lounge
2002-08-15 Cary Street Cafe
2002-08-16 Iota Cafe
2002-08-20 Conduit
2002-08-30 Haggard's Black Dog Tavern
2002-08-31 Thirsty Ear Music Festival @ Thirsty Ear Music Fes
2002-09-03 Zephyr Club
2002-09-07 Mt. Tabor Theater
2002-09-12 Center for the Arts
2002-09-15 SoHo
2002-09-16 SLO Brewing Company
2002-09-18 14 Below
2002-09-19 Winston's
2002-09-24 Utopia Cafe
2002-09-26 Starlight
2002-09-27 Fox Theatre
2002-10-09 Starr Hill Music Hall
2002-10-11 Emerald Lounge
2002-10-13 Jake's Roadhouse
2002-10-16 Smith's Olde Bar
2002-10-17 Magnolia Festival @ Spirit of the Suwannee Music P
2002-10-19 Magnolia Festival @ Spirit of the Suwannee Music P
2002-10-31 Chameleon Club
2002-11-02 Higher Ground
2002-11-08 Cary Street Cafe
2002-11-09 Tribeca Blues
2002-11-22 Gullifty’s Underground
2002-11-23 Club Cafe
2002-11-30 Fountain House
2002-12-31 Cool Springs Farm