Dru Cutler

Dru Cutler

 Brooklyn, New York, USA
BandRockPop

Dru Cutler’s music connects with listers through the shared language of nostalgia.
“Familiar” will feel like it was written about your childhood. Lyrics like “I see your face again and again” remind you of folks that used to be in your life, feelings you once had.
The past is not always blooming tulips. Cutler uses his visceral guitar work and classic rock arrangements on “Familiar” to remind you that the past is also a bittersweet raincloud.

Biography

SONGWRITER

Dru Cutler lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn and writes songs that highlight the best of the past and present. He’s fascinated by the power of nostalgia and lives by his own mantra: “We can’t escape it, so let’s embrace it.”


UINT J

As a DIY enthusiast, Dru and his roomates coverted a giant warehouse into a live/work space called Unit J Bushwick. They host live music events, film screenings, recording sessions and much more. 

www.UnitJBushwick.com

Lyrics

Familiar

Written By: dru cutler

I have found way
float back to the heart of yesterday
streets that have the same familiar name
nostalgia sits like dust on everything

while I’m with he wind
I see you your face again and again
grocery store the pub the nursery
nostalgia shits like dust on everything

while Im in the air
thought I saw you down in Union Sq.
same sad eyes that nothing can repair
nostalgia spits its dust out everywhere

now I’ve moved away
feels good to execute what you say
friends that used to warm me with a laugh
nostalgia fits like dust on google maps

now I’m on the train
strangers look the same and the same
conversations never interest me
nostalgia pumps like blood through everything

Train

Written By: dru cutler

red glow
diamond
I can see that you are becoming a star
everyone knows who you are

red glow
diamond 
I believe that you you've only brought me this far

red glow
diamond
I believe that our time has long come to part
you and your shiny red heart

red glow 
diamond 
I believe that you dropped me off in the dark

your love is just like a train
carries me back home again
pulling me all through this city like veins
your love is just like
your love is just like
a train 

As Long as it’s Christmas with you.

Written By: Terri Trespicio,Dru Cutler

It's Christmas.

VERSE I
You picked out a tree that wouldn’t fit through the door.
Shoveled the snow then tracked it all over the floor.
You dropped the wreath on you feet.
When you get mad I can’t help but laugh at you boy.

Just leave the tree. Let it be.
Come over here and sit by me.

CHORUS
You’re trying to make a wonderful Christmas
Determined to get all the gifts on my wish list.
But all of your grand holiday plans seem to fall through.
But I don’t care as long as it’s Christmas with you.
Christmas with you.

VERSE II
You blew out a fuse when you strung up all of the lights.
You’re making me smile trying to do everything right.
You think your gift wrap looks like crap.
When you get mad I cant help but laugh at you boy.

Just leave the tree. Let it be.
Come over here and sit by me.

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Together we’ve come so far.
It’s our first Christmas in our new apartment.
The kitchen’s small. The heater’s broke.
But you didn’t forget that mistletoe. :)

CHORUS

Hometown

Written By: Dru Cutler,Dave Mainella

VERSE I
Take the next right ahead
Ride it till the end of the road
That’s where I once lived
In that brick house beneath the willow

This town had nothin’ cool
The Empty parking lot where we hung out
The freshly painted school
Hell, it still looks just like a jailhouse

I want to be honest, so I’m showing you
The places I came from, the things I used to do

CHORUS
In my hometown. I used to be found.

VERSE II
That’s where I rode my bike
Red, rusted huffy hand me down
I pedaled all damn night
My parents split. I had to get out.

I want to be honest, show you the beginning
Before I met you the way that I was living

CHORUS
In my hometown. I used to be found.

BRIDE
In my hometown I always felt stuck
Really couldn’t get away fast enough
Now that you’re here I’m seeing it again
Feels little better than it did back then

CHORUS

Familiar

Written By: Dru Cutler

I have found way
float back to the heart of yesterday
streets that have the same familiar name
nostalgia sits like dust on everything

while I’m with the wind
I see you your face again and again
grocery store the pub the nursery
nostalgia shits like dust on everything

while I'm in the air
thought I saw you down in Union Sq.
same sad eyes that nothing can repair
nostalgia spits its dust out everywhere

now I’ve moved away
feels good to execute what you say
friends that used to warm me with a laugh
nostalgia fits like dust on google maps

now I’m on the train
strangers look the same and the same
conversations never interest me
nostalgia pumps like blood through everything

Brain Place

Written By: Dru Cutler

VERSE I
Eternally bored. Scrolling the light. Everything diamond and shiny and white.
Like dot on a line. Plot on a graph. Every decision, connected and hacked

They lied when they said that the data was safe Fake number calling your phone everyday
It’s a digital world in which you fell And when it starts to yell...

CHORUS
Just float away to your brain place

VERSE II
Media screams. They spit in the fire.
A thousand opinions and all of them right.
Pin prick the spine. Grind all the gears. Learn to turn profit from popular fear

They lied and they tried to divide every state Sex and religion and color of face
It’s a terrible world in which you fell and when it hurts like hell...
Just float away to your brain place

CHORUS
Just float away to your brain place

Discography

2016

Dru Cutler

Familiar


2014
Dru Cutler
You and Me and the System

2012
Dru Cutler
Children of Connection

- Previous - 

2009
Lush Progress (Compilation)
Ceremony: A Tribute to New Order

2008
Lush Progress
Elevator Dream.

2004
Lush Progress
A Vigorously Growing Improvement.



Set List

1. You Should Go and See Her

2. Forest Groove (Perc Only)

3. Paying for it Now (E)

4. Train

5. Infinite Moons

6. All of my Friends are Getting Married (*)

7. Paying for it Now (D)

8. I Had Him in My Life (*)

9. Donna Marie

10. Whatever Happens When You Reach the Light?

11. Familiar