Derik Kroeze

Derik Kroeze

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Derik Kroeze is a young man with a bushy beard and blonde hair. His passion is music and he voices his opinions, feelings, and soul through song. Derik's voice has the ability to display the heartache, rage, sweetness, and humor found in his personal songs.

Biography

Derik Kroeze is a young man with a bushy beard and blonde hair. His passion is music and he voices his opinions, feelings, and soul through song. Derik's voice has the ability to display the heartache, rage, sweetness, and humor found in his personal songs.
He currently lives in Austin, TX and loves it.

Lyrics

Willow Tree

Written By: Derik Kroeze

We should be building up
You should be crossing your fingers
You should be puckering your lips
I know you're not ready for this
But can we turn the page?
Shouldn't we get into the shade?
Aren't you sick of the sun
Piercing your eyes?

In the shade of the willow tree
The willow tree

Can't believe I fell asleep
Can't believe you woke me up
I was dreaming at your feet
You kicked and said "Well, that's enough"
I'm ready for the night
I'm ready for everything you've got
Aren't you sick of the sun
Piercing your eyes?

In the shade of the willow tree
The willow tree

I Just Want To Belong To You

Written By: Derik Kroeze

Well, I came in guns a'blazin'
Didn't matter what was in my way
I want everything that I can't touch, I can't see
I just want one more day

It's a dead zone you're walking in, baby
You come in but you don't come back
I've been wandering, wandering, weakened for years
You should get used to that

I just want to belong to you
Felt your spine, you're mine, and it's finally coming through
I just want to belong to you
Felt your lips on my ear and you're telling me it's true

There ain't a damn thing in this safe
That I killed so many for
That I robbed so many for
That I changed so many for

I just want to belong to you
Felt your spine, you're mine, and it's finally coming through
I just want to belong to you
Felt your lips on my ear and you're telling me it's true

The World Outside

Written By: Derik Kroeze

I can't see through the curtains in your room
I can't see through the curtains in your room

What's so great about the world outside?
What's so great about the world outside?

Many boys have had my problem
It's so easy to break a heart
I'm not your best example
I'm not even the important part

What's so great about the world outside?
What's so great about the world outside?

Quick and dirty
Cheap and flirty
I've been lost on your body before
Like your eyes are now lost on me

You can't see through the curtains in my room
You can't see through the curtains in my room

Quick and dirty
Cheap and flirty
I've been lost on your body before
Like your eyes are now lost on me

Another Man

Written By: Derik Kroeze

Come down, little bird
I swear there's no harm if you do
Want to feel your breath on me
Want to keep me close to you

But that's not in the cards
That's not a part of your plans
You want to leave me
For another man

You say it's all my paranoia
You tell me not to say those words
With the way you treat me and avoid me
How am I supposed to feel assured?

No, I'm not in your cards
I'm not a part of your plan
You want to leave me
For another man

I'm sorry it's been so long
I'm sorry that you're bored
I'm sorry if you didn't get enough attention
I'm sorry every time you do something you think you deserve a reward

No, I'm not in your cards
I'm not a part of your plan
I spent years trying to earn you love
Now it's gone with a wave of your hand
You want to leave me
For another man

Just a Memory

Written By: Derik Kroeze

First date, too late
I've already fallen in love with you
Time moves slow, it started long ago
Now, I just don't know what to do

'Cause don't you know it's been a long time?
Don't you know it's been a long time?
Since both of us felt that good?

I remember you in your white summer dress
Forget your shoes, our toes playing in the grass
I loved the way you'd look at me
Love your soft smile, I miss making you happy

'Cause don't you know it's been a long time?
Don't you know it's been a long time?
Since both of us felt that good?

So you remember me and I'll remember you
And I'll remember our love is just a memory too

Didn't think that it was possible
For two people to get too comfortable
I just assumed you'd always be there
I'd listen to your problems but I wouldn't really care

'Cause don't you know it's just the same thing?
Don't you know it's just the same thing?
That you complain about everyday?

So you remember me and I'll remember you
And I'll remember our love is just a memory too

I'll remember you

Stuck With You

Written By: Derik Kroeze

Staring at the gutter
Hoping I don't fall in
Pillow on my head
Wishing I was dead
Everyone is starting
But I don't want to move
I'm sick of all their whining
And my headache, I can't sooth

Someday I'll be free
With others beside me
You'll be a forgotten look
A stain across my picture book
'Cause I can't stand another lie
Or another sight of you
The more that time goes by
The less that I can do

I think I finally realized
The problem isn't me
I'm sure that I'll be happy
Once I get away from these three
'Cause my head is always pounding
And my ears are always full
And my voice is never used
'Cause the conversation's coming from you

Someday I'll be free
With others beside me
You'll be a forgotten look
A stain across my picture book
'Cause I can't stand another lie
Or another sight of you
The more that time goes by
The less that I can do

I guess I'm stuck with you

Discography

Solo:
- Demos, 2008. LP.
- Derik Kroeze and Friends, 2009. EP.
- World Unknown, 2012. LP.

With Eclyptic:
- Introducing Eclyptic, 2005. EP.
- In Your Mind, 2006. LP.
- When the Night Calls It Quits, 2009. LP.
- Just the Beginning, Subterranean Edition, 2011. EP.

Set List

Originals:

1. World Unknown
2. Love Got Stuck in a Smokey Room
3. In Search of your Midnight Kiss
4. Down in Austin
5. Another Man
6. Just a Memory
7. Willow Tree
8. Stuck With You
9. Smile
10. Reaching God
11. Long Distance
12. Blind
13. Don’t Worry About Me
14. Bang the Kick Drum
15. The World Outside
16. I Just Want To Belong To You
17. Down the Drain
18. I Want You
19. Haunted
20. Antidepressant
21. Gone
22. Time and Money
23. I Don't Mean This
24. Black Moon
25. Coming Down Your Stairs
26. Rut
27. Coffee Cup Eyes
28. Blank Canvas
29. Not Now, But in a Little While
30. Nothing I Can Do
31. Lost in America
32. Honesty
33. Don't Worry About Me

Covers:

1. Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
2. Chelsea Hotel #2 by Leonard Cohen
3. Can the Circle Be Unbroken? by A.P. Carter
4. You’re a Big Girl Now by Bob Dylan
5. Just Like a Woman by Bob Dylan
6. Idiot Wind by Bob Dylan
7. Blind Willie Mctell by Bob Dylan
8. Mississippi by Bob Dyl