• Artist: The Black Lillies
  • Title: Cruel
  • Genre: Country - Classic, Country - Bluegrass
  • Mood: Up/Positive, Laid Back/Groovy, Sentimental/Ballad
  • Speed: Medium Fast (95-130)
  • Instruments: Real Drums/Drum Kit, Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), Strings, Electric Guitar (Clean, Overdriven), Bass
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 4/19/2012
  • Lyric themes: Anguish Desperation, Unrequited Love, Wishing to be in Love, Longing, Loneliness
  • Lyrics: You won’t pay me any mind Though I’d be yours anytime Whatsoever could I do? To prove my love to you I’m a fool, for wanting Your heart is a melody One song could set me free But you’re no where to be found I think I’ll just go downtown I’m a fool, for wanting you And it’s cruel, yes it’s cruel It seems to be all in vain How much longer can I stand the pain And then there you are Shining like a distant star I’m a fool, for wanting you And it’s cruel, yes it’s cruel (2x)
  • Keywords: simple, carefree, americana, Bass, Bright, Guitar, Nashville

About The Black Lillies

The Black Lillies

Knoxville, TN United States

The Black Lillies

Those familiar with the background of Black Lillies frontman Cruz Contreras are often struck with a single question when the man opens his mouth to sing:


Why, given the rich baritone that can range from languid to intense, from reverently hushed to brashly bombastic, did it take so long?

Obviously, he’s no stranger to music. He is the man who loaned out his initials to Robinella and the CCstringband, which flirted with national fame a few years ...

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