Life and Times LP [Deluxe Edition]

by Adam Cruz

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Recorded over the span of three years, Adam’s debut album is an eclectic mix of jazz, dance and world music. Full of positivity and diversity, this LP feels like a breath of fresh air. “Peace of Mind” and “Humble Beginnings” set the tone for the album’s creative spirit while vocalist queen AaMinah combines her melodic vocals with Adam’s sultry style to bring you the beautiful “Really Love You”. Eddie Nicholas steps in with his powerhouse vocals during “Time Marches On”, a cover of the Jungle Wonz classic, and “Ghumbah”, a latin tune about dancing to your own groove - your own ‘Ghumbah’. Adam lends his vocals during “11:11”, a clever track about time repeating itself while his sister, singer Flora Cruz, sings her heart out on the album’s title track, “Life and Times,” a beautiful song about living the best that life has to offer. Legendary vocalist, Gerideau, brings pure magic with the politically charged anthem, “Letitflow” and the album’s epilogue, “L.O.V.E.” In all, the “Life and Times” LP is a timeless piece of music! This Deluxe Edition includes 7 new songs including the brand new smash hits “Dancer In The Dark,” “Nothing But Me” and so much more!

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released November 15, 2011

All songs written by Adam Cruz except “Time Marches On” and “Really Love You.”
“Time Marches On” was written by Marshall Jefferson, Harry Dennis and Adam Cruz.
“Really Love You” was written by Adam Cruz and K. AaMinah Hassell.
All songs produced by Adam Cruz.
Published by Mixtape Sessions Music (ASCAP) and other where indicated.
©2011 Mixtape Sessions Music, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Distributed by The Cruz Music Group, a Division of Mixtape Sessions Music, LLC.

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Track Name: Humble Beginnings
VERSE 1:
Humble Beginnings
A place perfect for me

After struggling all week all day all night
Humble is here to get your body right

Dig deep inside your soul time to let it out
Oooo that Humble punch is here, removing all that doubt

CHORUS:
Humble Beginnings
We’re ‘bout to change your life

Humble Beginnings
The place to find your light

(Repeat chorus)

VERSE 2:
Humble Beginnings
A place perfect for me

Take a taste of Anetra's elixir
Humble punch that crazy liquor mixer (I’m drunk)

See the one on the dance floor looking mesmerized
Sweatin’, Dancin’, Singin’ down for the party prize

So let the DJ take you into space
Everything's in its right place

CHORUS:
Humble Beginnings
We’re ‘bout to change your life

Humble Beginnings
The place to find your light

(Repeat chorus)

Humble Beginnings
A place perfect for me
Track Name: Adam Cruz and queen AaMinah - Really Love You
CHORUS:
Baby what I’m tryin’ to tell you
Is that I love you (I really do)

Baby did you hear me tell you
That I love you (I really do)?

No, no ‘cause I can’t be
With no one else
I gave you my heart
And all my pure love

Baby what I’m tryin’ to tell you
Is that I love you (I really do)

VERSE 1:
Like a bird loves the sky
And wind loves a kite
I love you (I really do)

‘Long as the sun shines high
And sets in your smile
I love you (I really do)

‘Cause I can’t be with no one else
I gave you my heart and all my true love

Ooo baby
I can’t give anymore
I gave you my heart, I want your love

(REPEAT CHORUS)

VERSE 2:
When the moonlight is high
And we leave this day behind
I love you (I really do)

When the tide gets too high
You don’t have to wonder why
I love you (I really do)

‘Cause I can’t be with no one else
I gave you my heart and all my true love

Ooo baby
I can’t give anymore
I gave you my heart, I want your love

(REPEAT CHORUS)
Track Name: Adam Cruz and Eddie Nicholas - Ghumbah (El Guaguanco de Adan)
VERSE/CHORUS:
Ghumbah, Ghumbah, Ghumbah, Ghumbah
Baila Ghumbah, Si Senor
Baila Ghumbah, Como No
Track Name: Adam Cruz and Eddie Nicholas - Time Marches On
INTRODUCTION:
If you can live you can die
There ain’t no time to wonder why
Life is short, the life we’re thrown
You have a choice to live or die

CHORUS:
Time marches on
Nothing stays the same
There’s always change

VERSE:
The trance sees ideas
That pass through our ears
The older we grow
The more knowledge we know

Time marches forth
Waiting for no one
In a world filled with strife
Blossoming in new life

Evolution brings change
And change seems so strange
When you had it the same for so long

But when change comes along
Still sing the same old song
Just go with the flow
It’s the only way to grow


(REPEAT CHORUS)

(REPEAT VERSE)

(REPEAT CHORUS)
Track Name: 11:11
VERSE 1:
As much as I try
I cannot, won’t please everyone
I’m on this earth to get it done
But can’t forget to have some fun

I come from another time space is rare
I pull my energy from the air
Pray for the wow factor to spare
Take on that American Idol flare

See I can see my future now
Brighter than the gleam from the bling you bow

Take my cues from up the brow
Use what I got manifest the Tao
Can’t believe you hear me now
More than what I push, allow
Love for the life will never end
11:11 repeat again


CHORUS:
11:11, repeat the time, 11:11 make a wish


VERSE 2:
As much as I try
I cannot, won’t please everyone
I’m on this earth to get it done
But can’t forget to have some fun

I come from another time space is rare
I pull my energy from the air
Pray for the wow factor to spare
Take on that American Idol flare

See I can see my future now
Brighter than the gleam from the bling you bow

Take my cues from up the brow
Use what I got manifest the Tao
Can’t believe you hear me now
More than what I push, allow
Love for the life will never end
11:11 repeat again

(REPEAT CHORUS)

(REPEAT VERSE)

(REPEAT CHORUS)
Track Name: Adam Cruz and Flora Cruz - Life and Times
VERSE 1:
Ever wonder if the girl in front of you
Has it worse than you
And if she didn’t would you feel
(It’d be better to be living proof)

That problems never disappear
(But it’s all in how you work it through)

Survival is the key to freedom
(But it depends on how you do)


CHORUS:
It’s the life and times
(Times that we live in)
Leave your stress behind
(Can’t go back to the beginning)
The life and times
(Time we’ve been given)
So Live it
So Live it
So Live It

(REPEAT CHORUS)

VERSE 2:
Ever wonder if the guy in front of you
Is living more than you
And if he was then would you be
(You’d be living in the moment more)

Realize you’ve got a life to live
(Cause tomorrow’s never promised, no)

Survival is the key to freedom
(You must be willing to grow)

(REPEAT CHORUS)

(REPEAT CHORUS WITH ADLIBS)
Track Name: Adam Cruz and Gerideau - Letitflow
VERSE 1:
300 million in the world today
Strugglin' hard without a place to stay
Thousands of us will medicate the pain
Living it numb won't stop from going insane

See there's someone who'll say you mean the world to me
But you'd rather believe that you will never by free
Can’t look deep within to see the beauty in you
But I'm here to tell you what you're saying ain't true

CHORUS:
Problems come and go
Learn to overcome
Got to let it flow
(Got to let it flow)

Problems come and go
Learn to overcome

Pray for guidance live the best that life can give
(You'll see that)

Problems come and go
Learn to overcome
Push yourself to grow
(Push yourself to grow)

Problems come and go
Learn to overcome

Pray for guidance live the best that life can give
(You'll see that)

VERSE 2:
600 billion spent to fight this war
4,000 soldiers died but we ignore
We're no better off than the year before
Not even sure what we're responsible for

But there's someone today who's living in the dark
Thinking that life's path is too much to embark
I'm praying that you will change your point of view
Cause I'm here to tell you what you're saying ain't true

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Someone will say the world is yours to lead
But you’d rather believe that you will never be free

(ADLIBS)
Track Name: Adam Cruz and Gerideau - L.O.V.E.
VERSE 1:
L.O.V.E. is all I can see
Keeps taking over no democracy

No space to think in her reality
Just feel the way to where we’re meant to be

I fell for you and lost my mind
Let all my feelings show

Gave you my heart and now I’ve gone blind so lead
The way cause now I know

CHORUS:
It all comes down to love (comes down to love)
It all comes down to love (comes down to love)
Love, Love, Love (hey hey hey!)
It all comes down to love

(REPEAT CHORUS)

VERSE 2:
L.O.V.E. came and changed my soul
Took full control made her my only goal

Look in her eyes and see the growth beneath
As much as I try I can hardly breathe

She’s in my mind with everything I do
She makes me wanna fly

Gave her my heart and now I give all of my
L.O.V.E. to you

(REPEAT CHORUS)

BRIDGE:
Every little piece of your heart (comes down to love)
Every little piece of your soul (comes down to love)
Every little piece of your shine (comes down to love)
Every little piece of your time (comes down to love)
Every little piece of your heart (comes down to love)
Every little piece of your soul (comes down to love)
Love, Love, Love, Love (hey hey hey!)
It all comes down to………you
Track Name: Nothing But Me (Album Version)
VERSE 1:
I calm my eyes and hope it soothes
‘cause I know how hard it's been living my truth

My passions you always support
You've seen the years go by with no rewards

and we still behind on the bills it all seeems so old
Like a poloroid film

But I'm gonna be famous, the star of my scene
and you already know the deal


HOOK:
I can't be nothing but me
I'm serious

I can't be nothing but me
So serious



VERSE 2:
I see beyond my money blues
and I plan to make it buy you every jewel

and I need your heartbeats next to me
can't do this without you don't ever leave

and I try to do the best that I can do for you
like Angela Bolfill

and I'm already famous, the star of my scene
and you already know the deal


HOOK:
I can't be nothing but me
I'm serious

I can't be nothing but me
So serious


BRIDGE:
With all that we've all been through
I know that we gon' do the best we can do
We've got guidance on us
shining strength from up above
there's no other way we're making it to

the top is where I've always strive to be
numero uno spot claim victory
ours for the taking if we work real hard
never ever changing who we are

(REPEAT CHORUS)
Track Name: Testify (Epic 1)
I came to survive and live my life
to testify
rebuke the ties
to testify
and live my life
Track Name: Time Marches On (John Crockett Remix)
INTRODUCTION:
If you can live you can die
There ain’t no time to wonder why
Life is short, the life we’re thrown
You have a choice to live or die

CHORUS:
Time marches on
Nothing stays the same
There’s always change

VERSE:
The trance sees ideas
That pass through our ears
The older we grow
The more knowledge we know

Time marches forth
Waiting for no one
In a world filled with strife
Blossoming in new life

Evolution brings change
And change seems so strange
When you had it the same for so long

But when change comes along
Still sing the same old song
Just go with the flow
It’s the only way to grow


(REPEAT CHORUS)

(REPEAT VERSE)

(REPEAT CHORUS)