Guilty Men

Guilty Men

BandFolk

All our music is acoustic guitar and clean vocals. We play covers and originals. We cover bands/artists such as Yellowcard, Hoobastank, Cee Lo Green, Lady Gaga, City and Colour; mostly stuff you would hear on the radio. As for originals, we write emotional songs with a Plain White T's acoustic feel.

Biography

Guilty Men is a 2-piece acoustic band formed by Ryan Michelena (Vocals) and Dan Mercuri (Guitar). While inspired mostly by the pop/punk genre, they cover artists/bands such as Yellowcard, Cee Lo Green, City and Colour, Lady Gaga, Hoobastank and more, as well as write their own songs. Ryan and Dan met at school in which they are attending the Applied Music program at Mohawk College learning Jazz, which has helped broaden their abilities and horizons. They helped start a pop/punk band in January of 2010 called This Is Home, in which, they played local shows on a regular basis and were able to entertain the crowds. After the band’s split in July of the same year, Ryan and Dan have been combining their musical talents to write songs acoustically and keep their chemistry and music alive.

Lyrics

For Bad

Written By: Guilty Men (not Michael Jackson)

you know that there's something that i wanna say
you were always able to read me like a book
and i know you've got your ways
my worst fears, they're taking me away

there's just no time
i'm leaving in about a day or two
and all of this time
i've always been a fool for you

how can i live
if you're the only thing i'm sure of
how can i think
if you're the only thing i know of
but i'm not sure
if it's love
but you can be sure
you're the only one i dream of

there's just no time
i'm leaving in about a day or two
and all of this time
i've always been a fool for you

if you could only see
what you do to me
i'm right by your side
i'll keep you in my life

there's just no time
i'm leaving in about a day or two
and all of this time
i've always been a fool for you
(repeat)

for bad or for worse

You Better Believe It

Written By: This Is Home (Old band)

you're leaving me with my best
there wasn't much i asked for
girl you know i'm better then all the rest
now you're gone and it doesn't matter
cause 3 years from now
it will be like yesterday
you'll be calling out
and this is what i'll say

well i've been running out of love to give to you
and you can't tell that i've been waiting
waiting right here by myself
you better believe it when i say
i ain't never gonna see you again

you never wanted to be alone
and that's why i was always there
but you changed your mind and you're on your own
so don't tell me it's just not fair
when will you realize
it's always been i give you take
there's just no comprimise
so please no more today

well i've been running out of love to give to you
and you can't tell that i've been waiting
waiting right here by myself
you better believe it when i say
i ain't never gonna see you again

and it's so unlikely
for me to believe
cause you're never gonna change
no you, you're never gonna change
and if you dare come back to me
once again you'll hear me say

well i've been running out of love to give to you
and you can't tell that i've been waiting
waiting right here by myself
you better believe it when i say
i ain't never gonna see you again
(repeat)
never again

The Lights

Written By: This Is Home (Old band)

so you hurt yourself
you feel sorry for yourself
you had it all then you lost it all
now she's gone to someone else

and everyone has left
but there's nothing wrong with you
so there's no need to believe
that there's anything you can't do

reach out
and touch the night sky
it's friday night and i'm taking all the glory
i'll just
pass you right by
it's time to go and this is my story

and now you're reaching out
and you're crying out to God
whatever helps you get through
all the troubles that you got

and you've got something to prove
if what they say is really true
if you got clear eyes and full hearts
then you can't lose

reach out
and touch the night sky
it's friday night and i'm taking all the glory
i'll just
pass you right by
it's time to go and this is my story
(repeat 2x)

Discography

Recorded an EP with our former band. Unfortunately the band broke up before we were able to release it.

Set List

You Better Believe It (Original)
Hoobastank - Running Away (Cover)
Lady Gaga - Just Dance (Cover)
Foo Fighters - My Hero (Cover)
Don't Want You (Original)
No Sleep (Original)
Yellowcard - Ocean Avenue (Cover)
Bayside - Don't Call Me Peanut (Cover)
Everything (Original)
Cee Lo Green - Forget You (Cover)
For Bad (Original)
City And Colour - Hello, I'm In Delaware (Cover)