Pre​-​Flight Epitaph (Demo collection)

by Louis Ruben

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Created on Sunday 3rd Feb. 2013 at an old aircraft hanger, this stripped-back collection showcases 7 of my most popular songs at the time of the recording.

Developed versions of these songs will appear on future studio releases.

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released February 4, 2013

Louis Ruben - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Production

Copyright 2013.

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Louis Ruben Bristol, UK

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Bio: After initially playing bass guitar and singing with various rock bands, Louis Ruben is now happily enjoying the creative freedom of being a solo singer-songwriter. Debut album Coming 2017
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Track Name: Afterlife (2013 Demo)
Always
Searching for a reason,
Maybe there is no reason.
We are.
All waiting in line
For that eternal sunshine.

At one with all who've died.
She said 'I wish there was an afterlife I could believe in
but i'm trying so hard not to lie, so i won't mention it'.

Sideways.
Moving like a crab, today I have no plans.
I am.
Searching for the right line to be remembered through time.

At one with all who've died.
She said 'I wish there was an afterlife I could believe in
but i'm trying so hard not to lie, so i won't mention it'.

At one with all who've died.
She said 'I wish there was an afterlife I could believe in
but i'm trying so hard not to lie, so i won't mention it'.

I just love and live.
These songs I give.
To peace and moving on.
To everyone alive and gone.




Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Love Bites! (2013 Demo)
Am I the only soul who feels lost all the time?
Why did you say you wanted to meet up with me, today or tonight?
When right in the back on your mind, you knew it was a lie.
High and dry.
You don't deserve my tears, so i'm not gonna cry.

But I thought maybe just once, luck would be on my side.
By some strange coincidence, you'd be looking forward to our night.
But guess what? It's just me.
Staring dumbfounded at this screen.
Remembering the existence of you and me.
Together but completely free.

Yeah!
Sometimes I feel that to fall in love is to fall full-stop!
When there's one person who loves but the other does not.
It's like one person shines while the other rots.
An evil plot, like being tied up with never-ending knots.

Yeah, I thought maybe just once, luck would be on my side.
By some strange coincidence, I wouldn't feel like this tonight.
But guess what? I do.
Staring dumbfounded at my shoes.
Remembering the existence of you and me.
Together but completely free.

Is it me?
Or do you sometimes feel so alone when you're on your own?
Knowing how good it feels to be in love.
When you're on your own, when you're on your own it sucks!

No more love bites or long hugs!
No more feeling completely loved!
No ecstasy without the drugs!
I would forget, if only I could!
But I just bite my tongue.

Yeah, I just bite my tongue.
Sing, sigh and shrug.





Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Shooting Stars (2013 Demo)
We take a slow stroll to a nice patch of grass.
Chemicals swim around our bloodstream, fast.
Start to talk about times, present and past.
Just gazing at night's sky, dark and vast.

It felt like the perfect spot.

We're back to basics, resting on the ground.
The cricket's chant as we look up to the clouds.
A simple question triggers an amazing conversation,
about life and death, difficult times, and meanings.

To our surprise, we saw three shooting stars: one for each of us.
Three best friends.
We then saw: everything happens for a reason and everyone and everything is equal.

It felt like the perfect spot, coincidence or not?

As cigarettes keep our lungs warm, we share a hug.
Knowing that if we could, we would just blend into one.
This is one of the best conversations I've ever had.
Just pour out your heart, I will listen, and understand.

To our surprise, we saw three shooting stars: one for each of us.
Three best friends.
We then saw: everything happens for a reason and everyone and everything is equal.

And it felt like the perfect spot: coincidence or not?





Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Like A Waterfall (2013 Demo)
I'm always waiting for the fray to flood into my life again.
I know it's coming.
So here's one for the pain that helps us feel the love again.
Appreciating.
Life will always change, it's all about how you handle it.

I just wish every soul could feel this peace i'm feeling now.
Everything in unison, just flowing like a waterfall.
There's no time and there's no rules.
When you're flowing like a waterfall.

I just wish every soul could feel this peace i'm feeling now.
Now you see, all is one, when you're merging with the moment.
There's no time and there's no rules.
It never needs to end at all.

Everything in unison, just flowing like a waterfall.
Breathing with the universe, becoming one and all.
Just flowing like a waterfall:
All ways.






Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: The Best In Me (2013 Demo)
I'm finally changing my lifestyle, and now my mind's at ease.
You thought that I couldn't do it, but a close call made me see.
And now my body's my temple, I like to keep it clean.
You know that it's been a struggle, but it's brought out the best in me.

I let myself down so many times.
There was only so much I could take.
The songs that have guided me through life.
Helping me give my body and mind a break.
I'm forever grateful.
You always find a way to bring out the best in me.
Ya bring out the best in me.

Maybe music could save the world, coz it saved my soul.
This positive addiction is a place where everyone grows.
I was lost in self-destruction, thinking it would do me good.
Until music and meditation showed me it never could.

I let myself down so many times.
There was only so much I could take.
The songs that have guided me through life.
Helping me give my body and mind a break.
I'm forever grateful.
You always find a way to bring out the best in me.
Ya bring out the best in me.

The best in me, the best in me.
Yeah, the best in me!





Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: It's Up To You (2013 Demo)
I look out my window, at peace with the way that things are.
I take in the sunshine, breathe in that sweet springtime air.
Now out in the garden, the rhythm of nature cools me.
As my little kitten is chasing the birds and the bees.

Oh, life has been so much more that good to me.

But it's up to you, how you spend your time.
And it's up to you, how you make that change, to make it right.
And no-one but you can make you get out of your bed.
Do you really wanna waste this good life, pissed out of your head?
If you search inside your heart for what is right for you,
You see, it's time for a change.
Before time's up for you.

So it's up to you.

I feel like King Kong, stuck at the top of the tower.
With all this destruction, I feel it's my duty to protect her.
I'm right here beside you, I will be here through it all.
But you need to once again, love your body and soul.

Yeah, it's coming soon.
The love of your life will get you through

But it's up to you, how you spend your time.
And it's up to you, how you make that change, to make it right.
When no-one but you can make you get out of your bed.
Do you really wanna waste this sweet life, pissed out of your head?
If you search inside your heart for what is right for you,
You see, it's time for a change.
Before time's up for you.

So it's up to you.

So it's up to you.






Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Bloodstream (2013 Demo)
So I sacrificed my life for you dear.
Now you're carrying my heart.
I'll be with you, though and through dear.
We'll never drift apart.
Feel my heart beat as you doze.
Hear me whisper when you wake.
If forever's going slow, we'll take a stroll.
Down to the lake.

And you will feel me in your bloodstream.
And you will see the truth in everything.
And in that field, you will run free.

Now you can truly say: you and me are forever.
In loving harmony.

Sharing the same bloodstream.
I'm loving reality.
You and me, in loving harmony.

Feel my heart beat, under the water.
I will kiss you as you sleep.
Let the love in.
Take you over.
Make sure you talk to me by the sea.

And you will feel me in your bloodstream.
And you will see the truth in everything.
And in that field, you will run free.

Now you can truly say: you and me are forever.
In loving harmony.

Sharing the same bloodstream.
I'm loving reality.
You and me, in loving harmony.







Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.