Cullen Miller

Cullen Miller

 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Blending rich, textured musical compositions and solid, pop song structures. Cullen Miller and his band are quickly gaining quite a following with honest, emotional lyrics and soulful vocal melodies which are delicately supported by energetic, alternative/rock instrumentation and catchy hooks.

Biography

Singer/Songwriter Cullen Miller’s music is transcending genre. On his freshman release he seamlessly blends rich, textured musical compositions with solid, pop song structures and catchy hooks. His honest, emotional lyrics and soulful, vocal melodies are ever so delicately supported by energetic, alternative/rock instrumentation. Cullen is a versatile kind of artist that has the uncanny ability to sing as well as play guitar, keyboards and percussion. He recently released his first solo album in December of 2009, a self-titled EP containing seven original, beautifully orchestrated pop songs that he feels best showcase his talent. The songs on the album were written by him; he performed all of the instruments on it and it was produced, engineered and mastered all by Cullen himself in his home studio.

Cullen was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He began developing his ear with his first piano lessons at age six and then continued to cultivate his musical talents with additional training on guitar, percussion and voice. In his teenage years, Cullen spent his time as a drummer and co-songwriter for the band SunDown. In 2005, Cullen began writing songs for himself and recording them using nothing but a tape player and his roomate’s harmonica microphone. He further cultivated his songwriting craft when he acquired his first recording machine, a 4-track recorder and signed up for his first singing lessons. It was around this time that he started to take himself seriously as a singer and songwriter and started to believe he could sing his own songs. He took his first singing lessons through ‘06 and, in ‘07, put his songs to the test and created his first very own rock group, StereoBlind for which he was front man and eventually shared front man duties with singer and longtime friend Andy Metz. The band never released an album and only played two shows until 2008, when StereoBlind had to disintegrate after Cullen moved to the west coast to live with his then girlfriend. Now, after a year, Cullen is back in Lancaster and, at the ripe age of 25, continues to live out his dream as a working musician, all the meanwhile helping out the revitalization of independent art in his hometown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He continues to play solo acoustic shows as well as shows with longtime bassist Johnny Resch. They also play electric, rock shows with their new drummer Mike Long.

His performances include sets at: The Lanc-a-Dank Music and Arts Festival, First Friday and Music Friday events as well as shows at the Chameleon Club and the Prince Street Café.

More of Cullen’s music can be found online at http://www.myspace.com/cullenmiller.

Lyrics

TO FIND HER

Written By: Cullen Miller

INTRO:
I had to come back home to find her

VERSE:
I had to start by getting in my car and trying to not fall asleep
Dead until dark, see the worlds move apart and maybe it's not really me

BRIDGE:
And I wanna shine for you tonight
And I want the night to last forever

CHORUS:
I had to come back home to find her
I had to come back home to find her

VERSE:
Sitting in chairs opposite across, we're not at a loss for words
It's not a lot to ask you for your heart if I could just find the words

BRIDGE:
And I wanna shine for you tonight
And I want the night to last forever

CHORUS:
I had to come back home to find her
I had to come back home to find her

ALT. SECTION:
Waiting to see you tonight and have you all up by my side and
What does this really mean, approaching new territories with
All of the sense I have and all the falling leaves we have to
Watch all the seasons pass by I just can't get too excited
I just can't get too excited, I just can't get too excited, I just can't get too excited

CHORUS:
I had to come back home to find her
I had to come back home to find her

OUTRO:
It's not a lot to ask you for your heart if I could just find the words

SHOT HIM IN HIS ARM

Written By: Cullen Miller

SHOT HIM IN HIS ARM
By Cullen Miller

VERSE:
There’s a fine line between love and hate
There’s a signal in the middle of your face
But I can’t have what one was mine

There’s an echo in your heart, divided by the dark
But it’s not gonna be what you thought it was
It’s gonna be something far more bright

CHORUS:
Shot him in his arm, shot him in his arm, shot him in his arm
Lying still on the floor
Shot him in his arm, shot him in his arm, shot him in his arm
Lying dead on the floor, lying dead on the floor

VERSE:
There's a fine line between love you make and all the things in the world that you've taken
Just get a grip but not too tight

Dont wait for the end you're right in the middle of your life, take a wife, make some friends
Just try and think about what's right
Just try and think about what's right

CHORUS:
Shot him in his arm, shot him in his arm, shot him in his arm
Lying still on the floor
Shot him in his arm, shot him in his arm, shot him in his arm
Lying dead on the floor, lying dead on the floor

SERIOUS

Written By: Cullen Miller

SERIOUS
By Cullen Miller

VERSE:
When they tell me I don't know
When you tell me I should go

CHORUS:
I'm so serious, I'm so serious
When I can't live without you but I can't be around you I'm so serious

VERSE:
Ooo!
I'd like to know you through and through
If I could show you what to do

CHORUS:
I'm so serious, I'm so serious
When I just wanna play and mess around all day I'm so serious

ALT. SECTION:
I don't want to think you're just messing with me
Unless you want to make it right I'm so serious

CHORUS:
I'm so serious, I'm so serious
When I just wanna play and mess around all day I'm so serious
I'm so serious, I'm so serious
When I can't live without you but I can't be around you I'm so serious

Forgiveness

Written By: Cullen Miller

VERSE:
Go - and don’t ever let it
Show – don’t act like you don’t
Know – what you have done to me so
Though – I’d do the same
Test – like a rat in a box
Nest – your eggs for the spring
Rest – your head on my shoulder
Mess – you left me in

BRIDGE:
Though I’d do the same

CHORUS:
I should know forgiveness
Although I can’t forgive this
She stole my heart and ran away with it

VERSE:
Wait – I don’t want it to end
Late – time of the day
Hate-what you have turned me into
Fate – what we’ve become
Undress – me with your eyes
Guess – you make feel
Less – like a person in disguise
Less – like something real

BRIDGE:
Though I’d do the same

CHORUS:
I should know forgiveness
Although I can’t forgive this
She stole my heart and ran away with it
I should know forgiveness
Although I can’t forgive this
She stole my heart and ran away with it

Out of Your Life

Written By: Cullen Miller

CHORUS:
Out of your life, out of your life

VERSE:
Faces don’t stay out of places today
I’ll lay next to you, you’re faded away
The order you gave me to fill was just too tall
I hoped you’d call just to tell me that you called

BRIDGE:
It’s gonna be cold outside today
I'll shut the door on my way

CHORUS:
Out of your life, out of your life

VERSE:
The draft hits my back and shakes down my spine
I’d like to do so many things can’t find the time
Though you left me out to dry it was fine
Though you stole my heart it’s not such a crime

BRIDGE:
It’s gonna be cold outside today
I'll shut the door on my way

CHORUS:
Out of your life, out of your life
Out of your life, out of your life

VERSE:
I can’t deal with it
I’ve taken too much abuse today
I can’t take anymore
Of this bullshit you left me with to stay

(BRIDGE)
CHORUS:
Out of your life, out of your life
Out of your life, out of your life
Out of your life, out of your life
Out of your life, out of your life

Discography

Cullen Miller EP - 2009

Set List

Originals:
Serious
Shot Him in His Arm
To Find Her
Out of Your Life
Hangin’ by a Thread
My Baby is the Best
It's All the Same
Sea Blue Eyes
Sold My Soul
Keep Feelin’ Dizzy
Forgiveness
Show Me How to Dance
When I'm Beside You
Who Are You?
Save Me
Without a Care
Into a Dream
The Verge of Tears
About Being Lonely
On My Own
Don’t Say Goodbye
Race
Silhouette
This Life Unknown
What You’ve Been Missing
We’ll Get On
Take it Fast
She’s the One
Extremely Loud

Covers:
Harder They Come
Danger Zone
I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues
Seed 2.0
When I Goosestep
Mr. Jones
Karma Police
Buddy Holly
Thank You Too
Do You Realize?
Rose Parade
Saint Simon
High and Dry