Meant to Be - Single

by Jessica Ripka

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    Jessica Ripka's debut album "Don't Listen to My Face" quickly started gaining listeners across the country - crowning her the "undisputed queen of DIY Detroit Indie pop" [Detroit Rock Blog]. Download her free single "Meant to Be" here on this page or listen to the whole album in its entirety by clicking the thumbnail to the right.

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I lost track of the day
When fate pulled up and brought me this way
I was searching for gold, but I found these stars
Never would’ve known what a wonder they are
And I suppose that I should know where my life is going by now
But when it’s up to me I never see the beauty of the here and the now


Sometimes my life gets in the way of my living
Sometimes one breath is all I can do for planning
Some places I’ve been ain’t where I was going – Oh no…
But all the while it’s how it was meant to be

I laid out my list of goals
Packed my bags and fine fancy clothes
Well, I lost it all at some cross roads
Some – some mysteries, only heaven knows
And if I said that I was mad well I just wouldn’t be being true
Cuz the life we live is never lived only if we’re doing what we planned to do


I lost track of the day


released July 1, 2010
Performed and recorded by Jessica Ripka in Detroit First Church of the Nazarene and assorted practice rooms of Ohio University and the University of Michigan - Winter 2010. Strings graciously provided by Ian Tobasco (Violin) and Eric Moore (Cello).



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