The Cruise

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"The Cruise"
The Cruise cover
Album track by The Rentals
Album Seven More Minutes
Released 1999
Format CD
Recorded Matrix Studios (London), Drive By Studios (Los Angeles)
Length 4:04
Label Warner
Writer(s) Matt Sharp
Producer The Rentals
Status Officially released
Seven More Minutes track listing
"She Says It's Alright"
(3)
"The Cruise"
(4)
"Barcelona"
(5)

"The Cruise" is the fourth song on The Rentals' 1999 album Seven More Minutes.

Overview

"The Cruise" is a reworking of an earlier Rentals song, "So Soon", an outtake from the For The Ladies sessions, released as a B-side on multiple "Friends of P." singles. The song is likely inspired by Matt Sharp's friend Timothy "Speed" Levitch, who had previously performed spoken word poetry with Weezer and was the subject of the 1998 Bennett Miller film The Cruise. Levitch's voice is sampled at the end of the song ("But mostly keep it alive"), from a longer poem excerpt (that can be heard on an earlier demo version of the song on the Little Russell Street compilation).

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Lyrics

There's so many of you, so many people I see
So many of you that I'd like to meet
So many things we could do
If you only knew
Jump with you, sleep with you, cheat on our soul mates and find
That some people care and some they don't mind
It don't matter we do what we do
As we break on through

We sing
Out of tune
We are on the cruise
The cruise

Optimistic right now, maybe I am,
I know how so many people hate that
They'd rather see you lose
And drag you in the hole they're into
Jump with you, laugh with you, babble while they criticize
Let them say what they say, no I really don't mind
Just let them do what they do
As we break on through

Sleep with you
Deceive with you
Laugh with you
Break on through to the cruise

Yeah, we sing
Out of tune
We are on the cruise
The cruise

There's so many of you, so many people I see
So many of you that I'd like to meet
There's so many things we could do on the cruise

We're on the cruise

See also