Mike Cruz

Mike Cruz

 New York City, New York, USA
BandAlternativeAmericana

Biography

Mike Cruz is a versatile musician, songwriter and producer. Known for touring internationally as an all around sideman on keyboards, guitar and background vocals for acts such as singer/ songwirter Josh Rouse, The Autumn Defense (featuring John Stirratt and Pat Sansone of Wilco), as well as Hotel Lights (featuring Darren Jesse of Ben Folds Five) . His songs with the band Five Point Plan have been featured on televison shows such as the CW's 'Girlfriends' and in films such as the Paramount Classics release 'Mean Creek'. The songs posted here are versions from an upcoming album featuring Glenn Kotche (Wilco) on drums, Tim Carter (Kasabian) on lap steel, mandolin, and ukelele with Mike on guitars, bass, keyboards, and vocals.

Lyrics

I Already Told You

Written By: Michael Cruz

You’re standing around
Waiting for your cue
I already told you
I don’t know what to do

Don’t act like I’m faking
Or maybe afraid
Well baby someday
You’ll have it all made

I already told you I love you
I already told you I need you

Do we need a reason
Reason to believe
Believe that what we’re doing
Will get us what we need

So I’ll admit
To put on some pretense
The look on your face says
That doesn’t make much sense

So we hang around
Waiting for something
Something to happen
To make this not boring

I already told you I love you
I already told you I need you

Feels Like Summer

Written By: Michael Cruz

feels like summer
is right here in your backyard
even though
summer seems so far
no need to worry
for you things will never be hard
that's why it feels like summer
is right here in your backyard

don't need to watch tv
cuz summer is here
you can go out play outside
i'll be by your side

you never felt the sun like this before
nobody told you there'd be so much more

and it feels like summer will never go away
your life could be like one summer day
and when the moon rises on your summer night
you never felt a love like this before
you didn't know that there'd be so much more

no need to worry
for you thing's will never be hard
and it feels like summer
is coming down the boulevard

don't need to watch tv
cuz summer is here

and you wish that summer
would never go away
your life seems just like one summer day
and when the sun sets on through the evening light

you never felt a love like this before
nobody told you there'd be so much more
it feels like summer and the sun is shining down on you

Turn Around

Written By: Michael Cruz

Turn Around

Every time I look to see
You guys are makin’ fun of me, I know I
Put a lamp shade on my head
I was just doin’
What you said

But if I turn around
You’ll be sorry when I’m gone
From you
It wasn’t me who wanted to

You made me drive us in the van
Now everyone’s in shock again
Because I took the joke a bit too far
Now we're lost and don't know where we are

But if I turn around
You’ll be sorry if I’m gone
From you
You know I never wanted to

You want to bring back way back when
You’ll have to tell that one again, because I
Can’t remember what I said
It must have been someone else instead

Because I turned around
Now I’m sorry that I’m gone
From you
It wasn’t me who told you what to do