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"Do you believe? Do you dream? 'Little Victories' is a stirring masterpiece of an EP, replete with passion, poise and fingerpicked pathos.. ‘Monster Truck' is a foot-tapping safari into the heart of the do-or-die troubadour"

- Andrew Hill (Time Out, London)


cuzn is a singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist originally from South England. He has released 3 EPs:

Sink / Swim (2016)
Little Victories (2015)
London Pride EP (2014)

Inspired by years of crazy nights, cavorting and crashing on couches, cuzn has learned a thing (or two) about life. From dingy London dungeons to high-class American apartments, via sumptuous Sydney sunshine, his handsomely-expressed acoustic sermons on love and life have acquired devastating resonance.

With an infectious, rhythmic sensibility to rival the very best (do not expect a sterile 'strummer'), and humour to spare, cuzn is going to make your hips shake, your heart flutter and may even make you re-evaluate your life choices!

On his travels cuzn has racked up an impressive number of gigs and support slots including: The Radiators, Owen Campbell, Andy Rourke (The Smiths), Primal Scream, The Horrors and many more.

Between 2015-2017 cuzn has sold over 10 000 EPs at his shows and busking on the streets, and has had chart success with singles 'Monster Truck', ‘We Believe. We Dream’ and ‘Alcohol Promises’.

Buy Sink / Swim NOW on iTunes.

Lyrics

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First Love
You are my first love
And you'll be my last

I'd never been in love before I met you
I'd never seen a sunset I'm sure
Never felt a heart beat so close to my skin
  Ever since you walked through my door

I'd never been kissed before I met you
Never seen eyes so blue
Never seen a smile that could light up the miles
That lead me from my heart to you

You are my first love
I belong to you
You are my first love
  And you'll be my last

I Never wrote songs before I met you
Now all I can do is write
Keep finding new ways to fall for you, babe
  You're my all day and every night

I'm under your skin sinking in
Am I falling hard?
I'm sure I'd be lost
If it stops
Will I break this time?

I'd never felt fear before I met you
Now that the stakes are so high
I’m so tense all the love songs makes sense!
Lose you and I'd lose my mind
Love you and I lose my mind!!

You are my first love
I belong to you
Just lay on this grass and gaze up at shooting stars with me
say you belong to me too

You are my first love
I belong to you
You are my first love
And you'll be my last

Gonna make sure you’re my last
Unrequited
Watching you
Dance around the room
  With the grace of a swan
and the power of an atomic bomb

In my minds eye
I’m right by your side
Closer, much closer than most
close enough to overdose

Only you can do these things to me

You’re the drug I choose
You’re the latest headline news

I’ll take you
Anyway you want me to
  What do you feel like seeing?
Who you feel like being?

I’ll do
Anything you want me to
  I’ll be anyone you want

It’s killing me
This unrequited love

Take a chance
And roll the dice
If you can’t deal with the lows
you can forget about the highs

You build
So many walls
And not enough bridges
These chemical twitches are stealing my soul

I’ll only let you do these things to me

You’re the drug I choose
You’re the latest headline news

I’ll take you
Anyway you want me to
  What do you feel like seeing?
Who you feel like being?

I’ll do
Anything you want me to
  I’ll be anyone you want

It’s killing me
This unrequited love

It might be the first time
Or it may be the worst time
I’m praying for the sunshine
To pull me from this haze

I’ll take you
Anyway you want me to
  What do you feel like seeing?
Who you feel like being?

I’ll do
Anything you want me to
  I’ll be anyone you want

It's killing me this unrequited
Can’t you see it’s unrequited love?
Alcohol Promises
Darling, we'll be alright in morning
But let's not sleep now 'cos we're falling apart
Tearing at seams, it's like your heart
Has eaten me whole and I'm one star
Burned out

If, if you leave me now
I'll remember you said that
Life's not always butterflies and clear blue skies

Honey, I took you for granted I'm sorry
But alcohol promises are faulty
Oh baby
I'd be a broken man if you left me
Everyone around here thinks I'm crazy
  Well I'm crazy for you!

If, if you leave me now
I'll remember you said that
Life's not always butterflies and clear blue skies

I am always looking for the one
I am always failing 'cos I'm drunk!

I miss her
But I will get myself together
And knock at her door when I'm all better
Oh baby
You met another man who makes you crazy
I swear it was the booze that made me lazy
But now it's too late

If, if you leave me now
I'll remember you said that
Life's not always butterflies and clear blue skies
Forgive
Too drunk to care
I stumble from the bar
And pass out on your stair

Too blind to trust
While everything around us
  Was crumbling to dust

Take this as my apology
From my heart
I’m sorry

I was only there for you when it suited me
I’d bore you with my problems
you would listen patiently
It took me all these years to realise
  That over time
I’d snuffed out that sparkle in your eye

  So down on luck
You’d want to talk it over
I’d rather self-destruct

And time after time
I failed at being your husband
you excelled at being a wife

Take this as my apology
Mark my words
I’m sorry

I was only there for you when it suited me
I’d bore you with my problems
you would listen patiently
It took me all these years to realise
  That over time
I’d snuffed out that sparkle in your eye

  Say you’ll forgive
Say you’ll forget

I was only there for you when it suited me
I’d bore you with my problems
you would listen patiently
It may take me years but I will try
And over time
I’ll get back that sparkle in your eye
Fools Gold
What a game we became
Or maybe it was like that all along
The water’s cold
The stories told
As it unfolded we were never gonna hold

She was just a stranger
Swam across the sea to save her
Turns out she was a kindred soul
She was a lonely island
That I’d sail to and find
Fools gold waiting on the sand
Get me off this land

Her face is a map
There’s a note underneath her hat
That reads ‘return to where I belong’
Silly old me
For thinking that would be
Superhuman not superfluous and weak

She was just a stranger
Swam across the sea to save her
Turns out she was a kindred soul
She was a lonely island
That I’d sail to and find
Fools gold waiting on the sand
Get me off this land

Put my heart down
I’ve come too far to just go home
Walking down this road alone

As it turns out
I’m keeping you away from me
Cos I’m my own worst enemy

She was just a stranger
Swam across the sea to save her
Turns out she was a kindred soul
She was a lonely island
That I’d sail to and find
Fools gold waiting on the sand
Get me off this land
Not This Time
Got to get out got to get out and push yourself
If you want to shine
Running scared
Woefully underprepared
  Usually but not this time

Got to get out got to get out and break the mould
If you want to shine
Breaking down
Clinging to the comforts of your home town
Usually but not this time

So round up your best men
And draw your best weapon
Summon your forces
Call the white horses

Just try and stop us!

Gotta get up got to become an expert in your field
  If you want to fly
Scratching around
Making up for lost ground
Usually but not this time

So round up your best men
And draw your best weapon
Summon your forces
Call the white horses

Just try and stop us!
You’ll never stop us..

FIND WHAT YOU LOVE
COMMIT YOUR WHOLE LIFE TO IT
Ordinary People
based on what I see
ordinary people don't do things like me
I'm blind to the signs
even when they're right infront of my eyes

based on what I know
ordinary people don't sink, they float
around and round in circles
like turtles in a bay

oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh-oh (ordinary people)
oh-oh-oh (oh yeah)
oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

based on what i got
a beaten up guitar, no money, no job
i guess i'm a fucking mess
i don't deserve so many friends

i won't fight lying down
i won't stop punching 'till i own this town
so gimme the keys to the city
and i'll make our lives less shitty

oh-oh-oh (no more worries)
oh-oh-oh-oh-oh (just gimme the keys)
oh-oh-oh (no more worries)
oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

it's hard to cover up
the lines in my eyes
that show that i've been wasted too many time
i won't fight lying down
i won't stop kicking 'till theres blood on the ground
no i won't
no i won't

oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh-oh ('till i see blood)
oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh-oh ('till i see blood)
oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Monster Truck
time won't break me now
time wont phase me now
and all that we got are these broken guitars
and a suitcase full of sand

your love won't break my heart
your love won't phase my heart
and all that we got are these broken guitars
and a will to make a new start

but when your name pops up
my heart starts racing like a monster truck
i know i might be riding my luck
but come home with me

i think you know you've got me
you can hear it in the way that i speak
oh and i sing the hooke
you lie and and i sink her
maintain heart chastity

but when your name pops up
my heart starts racing like a monster truck
i know i might be riding my luck
but come home with me

but i, i don't take my time
i tend to rush right in to make you mine
if you turn me down i'll run and hide
so come home with me

i've always been told
that i should follow me heart
i've heard it a hundred times
but you taught me to start

oh and i've always been told
i should follow me heart
i've heard it a hundred times
but you taught me to start

oh and i've always been told
i should follow me heart
i've heard it a hundred times
but you taught me to start

but when your name pops up
my heart starts racing like a monster truck
i know i might be riding my luck
but come home with me

We Believe,
We Dream
We Believe. We Dream
We Believe. We Dream

I said I’ll take my my time
She said: “don’t be too long ‘cos
You’ll get caught up in the rat race
There’s nothing worse than the rat race!”

I said I hate the city
She said: “don’t be a hippy
Don’t you want to make something of yourself?”

We Believe. We Dream

I’m not good enough
She said “you’ve got to be tough
Look at all the crap in the charts,
Whatever happened to worthy pop stars!?

January can’t come too soon
when you’ll be 32
And maybe you’ll see things
From my point of view”

She said..

I don’t know
If you are running
Cause you’re scared to grow
Or if the furnace burns and makes you go

  But we believe, we dream..

I said I’ll take my my time
She said: “don’t be too long ‘cos
You’ll get caught up in the rat race
There’s nothing worse than the rat race!”

I said I’m sick of waiting
She said: “You’ve got to be patient,
anything worth having don’t come easy..

It may take 20 leap years
You may face all your fears
Cry an ocean of tears
Before you even get near

You may feel set to jump off a bridge
When suddenly there it is”

there it is.

She said..

I don’t know
If you are running
Cause you’re scared to grow
Or if the furnace burns and makes you go

  But we believe, we dream..

I said I’ll take my my time
She said: “don’t be too long ‘cos
You’ll get caught up in the rat race
There’s nothing worse than the rat race!”

I said I hate this town
She said: “don’t be a clown,
Don’t you want to make something of yourself?”

I said..

I don’t know
But I am gunning for a chance to grow
Because this furnace burns and makes me go

We believe. We dream..
Fire
Everywhere else there is ominous weather
But with you it just keeps getting better
People in the street are arguing
But we're holding hands through thick and thin

It's not gonna get any easier if you force it
You're not gonna get any stronger if you don't work at it

Everywhere else there are clouds up above
But with you I keep falling in love
Even when I'm broke and grey and old
You'll pull me inside out of the cold
You lit a fire in my heart
you gave me light when there was only dark
I'm just a lowly music man
You gave me wings when I could barely stand

It's not gonna get any easier if you force it
You're not gonna get any stronger if you don't work at it

You set my world on fire..
Yes you did

I made my way from the south coast
Pushed around from pillar to bed post
Stumbling around in drunken haze
Looking for direction in my days
I met you now everything is clear
I realise there’s nothing to fear

You set my world on fire..
Yes you did

You set my world alight
Turned darkness into light
I was blind but you gave me sight
Yes you did.
Four Walls
These four walls contain
These four walls contain me now
You can beat me and chain me up
But I'll always get out
You'll never stop this sound
These four walls are coming down..

I'll not be made to believe in
I'll not be changed by the season
I'll not be moved by war
or scared of what's in store
I'm too awake too sleep now
Although my body would allow
I'm not made to be balanced
I choose to be challenged

I'll not savour my last breathe
now that would be useless!
I'll not bow to your scorn
There'll be lust after dawn
I will stand and be counted
And counter any fight mounted
I'm not made to be balanced
I choose to be challenged 
Sympathy
I tried to fight
I tried to run
The race got started
And I jumped the gun
I carried out my silly plan
Was sure that the world and my girl
Would grow to understand

Oh sympathy, where have you gone?
Had so much empathy
Now I have none
Where did you go
Sympathy?

I won the gold back in 2010
I feel guilty now but I was happy then
I made my bed
Now I lie in it
What I want
I want to forget

Oh sympathy, where have you gone?
Had so much empathy
Now I have none
Where did you go
Sympathy?

I don’t care what you’re thinking
I don’t care, no I don’t care
I don’t care, I’ll be drinking
To forget 
London Pride
London, I love you but you’re bringing me down
With this heartache and packed trains

London, I love you but I’m sick of the crowds
When my fare pays for these delays

London, I’m screaming but you’re not hearing my words
All the traffic is static
We don’t hear the silence
We’ve seem so much violence
What doesn’t break us makes us

I got my heart ripped out
One night in Camden Town
I saw buildings burn
I’ve seen seasons turn
I got my head kicked in
Outside the New Cross Inn

But I let it slide
Because I’m filled with London Pride

Darling, I pick up what you’re putting down
You treat us mean to keep us keen
Sometimes I just need some peace
From the war in the streets
And pollution on the underground

Woke up in Walthamstow
Drank too much rum and coke
A sky filled with lights
On New Year’s night
I got my Oyster nicked somewhere in Shoreditch

But I let it slide
Because I’m filled with London Pride

London Bridge is falling down
Concrete and steel heading straight for the ground
London Bridge is falling down

Got my heart ripped out one night in Camden Town
A sky filled with lights on Christmas night
I got my Oyster nicked at some pretentious bar in Shoreditch

But I let it slide
Because I’m filled with London Pride
But I let it slide
I know it’s alright
But I let it slide
Because I’m filled with London Pride

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