The World You Know

by Mike Cerveni

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* "On Your Mark" is free for download.
* "A Moment" is free for download.


I wrote the songs on this album during my mother's battle with cancer a few years ago. Going through loss and a lost relationship gave me a lot to write about. I spent 1 year writing and the next year I was in the studio working on this debut album "The World You Know".

I went into the studio with just my acoustic thinking this would just be an acoustic record. It didn't end up that way though. I added a lot of elements to each song. Some of my favorite tracks on this album are "Leave This Behind", "A Moment" and "Right Now".

When people listen to this record, I want them to know that no matter how crazy your life gets, things will get better. You hear it all the time - I know - but it's true. Writing some of these songs was when I was going through a lot but it also helped me forgive, and heal. I hope this album reaches you and helps you in whatever situation you're in.

*Debut Music Video "Right Now" www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLUBNFTn7e4

*Latest Official Video for "A Miracle" www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWIncVCEa2s

*Official Website: www.mikecervenimusic.com

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released October 17, 2010

Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Djembe: Mike Cerveni

Violin on "Right Now" & "A Miracle": Anthony Bracewell
Guitar solo on "A Moment" by: Brian Hachey

Produced by: Martin Bak & Mike Cerveni
Recorded at SLR Studios in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Engineered and Mixed by: Martin Bak at SLR Studios, Windsor, ON
Mastered by: Troy Glessner at Spectre Mastering, Renton, WA

All songs written by: Mike Cerveni

Photography & Design: Oleroo Studios - www.oleroostudios.com

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Track Name: On Your Mark
You look away only to find
What was there is left behind
No regrets, just confess
That it's easier said then done
I am standing here
Waiting for a sign
On your mark
Let's go

So come around and wait
Never feel ashamed
I don't need to be the one you choose
So come around with faith
Let it take its place
I don't need to be the one you choose
Are you ready to go
Ready to run
Ready to leave everyone
Ready or not here I come
You better start to run

You look ahead only to find
What was there is now in line
You never know until you try
Don't let it slip and pass you by
Now you're standing there
Waiting for a sign
On your mark
Let's go

So come around and wait
Never feel ashamed
I don't need to be the one you choose
So come around with faith
Let it take its place
I guess I'll be the one who has to choose

I just really need to know
C'mon tell me very slow
On your mark
Get set
On your mark, let's go

You look away only to find
What was there is left behind
No regrets, just confess
Track Name: Missing Piece
Sometimes you never have a choice
Sometimes you never have a voice
Sometimes you never see the point
Will you be the one to realize?
Will you be the one to sacrifice?
Will you be the one to share the light?

And you'll be waiting
For something to come around
You'll be hoping for change

So where are we going to go?
Where are we going to be?
When will we find our missing piece?
Is it right in front of us?
Is it something we can't see?
So where are we going to go?

Sometimes it's hard to say goodbye
Sometimes it's hard to compromise
Sometimes it's hard to realize
Will you be the one to overcome?

And you'll be waiting
For something to come around
You'll be hoping for change

With all your doubts
And all your lies
That you make up in your mind
With all your faith
And all your,
Cries
All your cries
Track Name: A Moment
I have to say I've been dying to meet you
I've been praying for truth
And it's all I can do
I have to say I don't know if it's going anywhere anymore
All I can say....

Will it ever be a moment like this?
Will it ever be any better?
Will I ever see another moment like this?

I have to say that we played it out well
And I never knew that you did too
Along the way I took it slowly
And I took my time
All you can say.
Track Name: Leave This Behind
What happened to the days we've had?
When everything seemed so clear
And everything seemed to fall in place
With every little thing you do
And every little smile you've made
It always made me feel like this

But I never knew that it could be this way...
But I never knew that it could be this way...

If you can leave all of this behind
I'll put my heart on your sleeve.
Cause I can't leave all of this behind
So put your heart on your sleeve.

Remember all the nights we've had?
Remember all things we'd say?
Remember how we used to be?
Remember how it felt so right?
To hold you in my arms so tight.
You're the only one I know

That could always tell what I'm thinking next
But I'm here to say that this was all for you.

If you can leave all of this behind
I'll put my heart on your sleeve.
So I can leave all of this behind
I'll put my heart on my sleeve
I'll put my heart on my sleeve

I don't wanna fall back down
I don't wanna fall back down
Cause there's nothing you can say
There's nothing you can do
There's nothing you can say
For this to go away

If you can leave all of this behind
I'll put my heart on your sleeve.
So I can leave all of this behind
'Cause I never knew that this could be this way
So it's time to leave all of this behind...
It's time to leave all of this behind
Track Name: Never Had My Way
You've always had a place to hide when you feel like
The world is falling down.
And at times you may feel like you've had
No one else
I just want you to know that I would've been there for you.
And who knows what will happen next,
It's all up to you.

Cause look who's been through this before
I've never had my way
Look who's been knocked down to the floor
I'll get up anyway
Look who's been through this before
I've never had my way.
Look who's been knocked down to the floor
I'll get up anyway

And as you walk on by I put my chin up high
Pretend it's all okay
And then you talk to me with a smile on
And I'll wonder why?
I'll wonder why it's so hard for you to take
The risk on me
I just don't want you to end up like everyone else
Track Name: Another Chance
All your life you've been through so much
And all the fights that you had to go through
You take and take
Never knowing what it is to be happy
Well here you go

All your life you've tried so hard
And all the times that you never came through
You wait and wait
Never knowing what it is to be happy
Well here you go
Well here you go

Do you mind waiting?
For another chance
Or just let this take its place
Do you mind waiting?
While it passes by
Do you mind waiting?
For another chance
Or just let this take its place
Do you mind waiting?
While it passes by
While it passes by
Do you mind waiting?
While it passes by

Do you mind failing at another chance
Track Name: A Miracle
Come back to me
I'll be right here with you
Waiting for a miracle
A miracle that might be right here

I will climb higher than the mountains
I will come for you in despair
I will climb higher than the mountains
I will come for you in despair

Take my hand
I'll be right here with you
Praying for a miracle
A miracle that might be right here
I've been waiting for so long
Can't find it, Can't find it
I've been waiting for so long
Track Name: The World You Know
Is it you who see's the world differently?
Follow me, follow me
I'll open your eyes so you see that it's not the same
Come to me
Don't let yourself be afraid
Don't you see, don't you see
That this isn't the same at all
So don't look away

And this time will you fall down
I'll save you from the world you know
And I'll be waiting for something to change
Cause I've already fallen

How did I fall for all your lies?
And how did you make everything all right?
How did I fall for all your lies when everything seemed so..
It seemed okay.

Talk to me and I'll figure out what to do.
Listen now, listen now,
And I'll tell you what to see.
Cause you don't believe in this life
The life that offers so much
How about this, how about this
Try not to run away like you do every day.
Track Name: We're Alive
Where were you when we needed help?
Where were you when we couldn't find our way?
I don't need to feel your pain
I don't need to feel this way
Where were you when we were alone?
Where were you when we couldn't see the way?
I don't need to feel your pain
I don't need to feel this way

We're alive
I can be all that you need
We're alive
So come and follow me
And I can be everything
I can be all that you need
We're Alive
I can be all that you need

Where do we go from here?
How do we find our own answers?
Sometimes we get a little scared
When we don't know the answers
Where were you when we were alone?
Where were you when we couldn't see the way?
I don't need to feel your pain
I don't need to feel this way

And we've been waiting so patiently
This life it seems so hard
But we've been holding on
Until you make a move
I'll be here waiting with you
Until you believe
Track Name: Right Now
Looking up into the sky
I see the light
Flashing in between the clouds
I finally feel the weight under me
And it cannot go away
Can you finally forgive this now?

Right now,
I can save you here right now
I can take away your pain
I can save you now
Right now

Looking up into the clouds
I hear the sound
Of the lights passing by
I'll make a wish for this to go away
And let healing take its place
So you finally forgive this now

And looking at all the people
Wondering what they would say
One thing's for sure
They would say
They would say pray

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