Chuck Criss

Chuck Criss

 New York City, New York, USA
SoloAlternativeIndie

Despite all the noise in the world, both musical and digital, multi-instrumentalist Chuck Criss believes a good melody can rise above it. In his home spun recordings, Chuck Criss hopes to swirl his love of 60's, 70's and 80's pop radio and combine them with his infatuation with ambience and layered noise. :=:=:=:=:=:=:=:=:=:

Lyrics

Same Old Situation

Written By: Chuck Criss

I could tell you were dying to try, but you were born tomorrow
In magic spells in modern times, so very well, you are no
Burier of hatchets in the ground, a seed that's only rotten from beginning
Superior and cast off, then washed out, if you were worried about winning
Trophy town has lost its bet, it placed on you tomorrow
The sun is set, last afternoon, and you can bet, you'll follow
The leader who had lost his way again,
And found that your dust was so misleading
Driver in the backseat of your head
Keeps on accusing you of cheating

You can run in dust behind us
Traveling in vain
Run up to the sun and find us
Another way to rain
The same old situation
To change the situation
The same old situation
To change the situation

I could tell you were dying to try, but you were born tomorrow
In magic spells in modern times, so very well, you are no
Burier of hatchets in the ground, a seed that's only rotten from beginning
Superior and cast off, then washed out, if you were worried about winning

You can run in dust behind us
Traveling in vain
Run up to the sun and find us
Another way to rain
The same old situation
To change the situation
The same old situation
To change the situation

Until I fall back down and meet you
Until I fall back down and meet you

You can run in dust behind us
Traveling in vain
Run up to the sun and find us
Another way to rain
The same old situation
To change the situation
The same old situation
To change the situation

The City

Written By: Chuck Criss

Before I ever settle down
I need a few rules I need to pick from the ground
For starters I’m not cut out for lack of reliance and abundance of doubt
Plus I’m really struggling with the words to say

Let me start over again
You’re looking at me like I could never begin
It’s not that I’m reaching in
In fact it’s the opposite my reach is too sinned
Plus I’m really struggling with the words to say

Hey I went down to the city
And I lost my breath getting ready
Just to pass the test of the stories
Hey I went down to the country
With exhaust I held myself steady
With the loss of all inventory
And its never gonna get you down

Body in a faceless crowd
Surrenders and screams give me hand me downs
(whistle solo)
Plus I’m really struggling with the words to say

Hey I went down to the city
And I lost my breath getting ready
Just to pass the test of the stories
Hey I went down to the country
With exhaust I held myself steady
With the loss of all inventory
And its never gonna get you dwon
Never gonna get you down
Never gonna get you down
Never gonna get you down

We Wish We Were Kids

Written By: Chuck Criss

Verse 1:
You’ve been acting real grown up lately
Singing songs you will forbid
And now your dressed and you woke up stately
Bringing out your best lids yes

Chorus:
We wish were kids
In modern places where we still live
We said we wish were kids
In sovereign spaces where we still hid
We said we wish we were kidding around
Underground to be the talk of the town
Yes we were kidding underground to be the talk of the town

Verse 2:
And now all of the home times got you
Submitting your bids
What with all of your free time do you
Do you dream that you could be

Chorus2:
We wish were kids
In modern places where we still live
We said we wish were kids
In sovereign spaces where we still hid
We said we wish we were kidding around
Underground to be the talk of the town
Yes we were kidding ‘till we found another permanent ground
We wish we were kids
With too much rugburn on our eyelids
We wish we were kids
With too much time left where we still live
We wish we were….

Verse 3:
You’ve been acting real grown up lately
And lately I hope I’ll do the same
Now your dressed and you woke up stately
Do you dream that you could be…
We wish we were…

Final Chorus:
We wish were kids
In modern places where we still live
We said we wish were kids
In sovereign spaces where we still hid
We said we wish we were kidding around
Underground to be the talk of the town

Avalanches

Written By: Chuck Criss

When I was born
First signs of the snow
No idea
How much we'd have
And how little we would know
With access to everything
Now everything is the same
I miss the days when
I could connect
On the other end

Avalanches shining bright
I can still put up a fight
Let's go outside disengage
Let's be present in our age
We're not meant to be in caves
Echoing what strangers say
We could shout it we could plead
We'd be happy if we leave

So what is the next thing?
I hear this all the time
On to the next thing
I think I changed my mind
Sometimes the first draft
Is better unadorned
Let's have the last laugh
And keep each other warm
Underneath the stars

Avalanches shining bright
I can still put up a fight
Let's go outside disengage
Let's be present in our age
We're not meant to be in caves
Echoing what strangers say
We could shout it we could plead
We'd be happy if we leave

Discography

Self Titled Chuck Criss EP:

1) Same Old Situation
2) We Wish We Were Kids
3) Broken Record
4) The City
5) Simple kind of Song
6) Teething