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Bring Closer the Distance

by Dru Cutler

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Oceanside 03:16
Got your picture in my memory I’ll try to keep it clean You are there. I am here. and now there’s this in-between Let’s drive to the oceanside Let’s just drive on and on The oceanside Even after the election. I don’t care I am here. You are there. We’re protesting everywhere I’m on the ocean side It goes on and on The oceanside There’s a wave in my heart and it’s saying goodbye I don't care if it’s broken I don’t care if the sun’s coming up while I drive I need the waves of the ocean.... Some kinda feelin’ I’m healing Drop a needle onto Paris Or someplace always green You’ll be there. I’ll be here. and that says about everything You’re on the oceanside Life just goes on an on The oceanside Life goes on and on and on The oceanside 

Brain Place 04:22
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... Just float away to your brain place 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
12yrs 04:05
I chased you over the fence. Though the tangerines. Behind the branches so our parents couldn’t see.
 You lit my sparkler and we traced our names in light. The danger turned you on. I saw it in your smile. Parents yelled your name and you had to go away. Behind the oak, you asked me my age. 12 years 12 years Time is tricky It moves both slowly and quickly see 12 years Lipstick on my beer can. Summer sun fell down. Through my plastic sun glasses, I basically checked you out. We laughed about the semester. Drew our names in the sand. You could tell I was nervous, so you gently guided my hand. Night tide closed in You wondered how long this would last? Kissed me hard. Handed me the flask. 12yrs Never mind December. Plastic white lights. They finally closed that tiny restaurant that you liked. Gift wrap is litter now. Once shiny and new. Store keeper on 76th street stopped asking about you. Cold wind blows in. Bringing visions of your face. Been so long since you moved away. 12yrs
Listen up Your life’s a million tiny paper cuts The organisms colonize your guts and that’s a reason to cry Everything Your outta cigarettes. You broke a string. You couldn’t find your grandma’s silver ring And that’s a reason to Cry, Babe Make a river of Salt, Babe Hell, I wish I could swim to the place where it started to hurt and try to make it work Yellow moon You’ll never see it from your living room Git your takeout and a plastic spoon And that’s a reason to cry Still upset You run the tape of all the things you said Wished you were sleeping in your childhood bed And that’s a reason to Cry, babe Push away When I get close you make it hard to stay You flip your boat like there’s a hurricane And that’s a reason to cry
All music and Lyrics by: Leonard Cohen Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin Dance me through the panic till I'm gathered safely in Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove Dance me to the end of love Oh, let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon Show me slowly what I only know the limits of Dance me to the end of love Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long We're both of us beneath our love, we're both of us above Dance me to the end of love
Maybe we are burning in the white light Kill all the stars Drown them in the dust from a million of cars These Internet eyes Already waved off the beauty and said the goodbyes So what if the youth cannot reverse the work the curse the first burst the black earth the sad thirst the years worth of dark work Our violent gene keeps the universe clean Whatever happens when we reach the light What songs are singing at the end of the night My father told me, “Once you die, you die.” I always fought that I always knew he was right Maybe we are Looking at the wrong light Cut all the power Paint it all black, take us back in time So what if they cry When we use Dylan’s old growth to print up more bibles
Judy 04:26
In the living room you pin a rose on my lapel wedding time (I’m in a) Black tuxedo rented from Sacino’s. I’m twelve. Father smiles because he found you and I’m not so sure I understand These are memories that I have of you Judy Wednesday evening you make spaghetti from a box dinner time My youngest sister asks you curious questions when you talk Family smiles because they found you and I begin to understand These are memories that I have of you Judy. Remember when we all went fishing? You ripped the hook out through the gills I could tell something was missing You had to do what was right for… Monday morning when my family came home from our trip Something’s wrong All the rugs and antique furniture and clothes and shit It all was gone Because you found you and now I fully understand These are memories that I have of you Judy
txt message from my father: 
days just keep going I ache all over many times I’ve tried to have relationships with all my children but i know that, I never will I can end my pain I can end my life I find great comfort in the things I can do. but i know that, I never will
Most of Now 03:28
No standing sign Caught in the lights Try to assemble the words You might not have tonight Might not have tomorrow I can see somewhere it hurts I won’t ask questions, my dear I don’t care why we’re here Let's make the most of now. Our very short time counts. Let's make the most of now. Plane in the sky Watery eyes Can’t shake the sight of you there Four tiny words “There isn’t a cure” It all feels fine from the air I don’t have answers, my dear Just hold me near Let's make the most of now. Our very short time counts. Let's make the most of now.


“Bring Closer the Distance” tells more vulnerable, personal stories. Including a tribute to his stepmother, (in a song called “Judy”) who disappeared from his life when he was twenty one years old.

“Oceanside” is a hypnotically percussive mystical rocker. Its intensity provides the foundation for musings about the solace that mother nature provides him during times of intense tribulation. In short, the ocean has a healing power.

“Brain Place” is an epic indie-rock gem that addresses how overwhelming today’s world can be. Feels like we’re “eternally bored” while “the media screams and spits in the fire”. Only our “Brainplace” can keep us sane.


released April 7, 2018

All songs on “Bring Closer the Distance” were written by Dru Cutler except “Dance Me to the End of Love” was written by Leonard Cohen.

“Bring Closer the Distance” was recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in NY
“Judy” was recorded live at Unit J in Brooklyn, NY
“Reach the Light” was recorded at Figure 8 Studios in Brooklyn, NY

Produced by Kahan James
Mixed by Andy Taub at Brooklyn Recording
Mastered by Dave McNair
Engineered by John Arbuckle

Dru Cutler - Voice, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Dave Mainella - Voice, Piano, Keys
Tom Kersey - Voice, Cello
Isaac Jaffe - Bass
Jon Wert - Drums, Percussion
Kahan James - Aux Percussion

Album Photography: Vladimir Weinstein
Album Layout: Fallon Kesicier

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