The Red Button – Cruel Girl —-Powerpop Friday

The Red Button is the collaboration between singer-songwriters Seth Swirsky and Mike Ruekberg. Their original songs have catchy hooks of the pop music of the ’60s and ’70s, yet still sound modern. They have released two albums – She’s About to Cross My Mind (2007) and As Far As Yesterday Goes (2011).

Cruel Girl has a sixties sound. charted at #1 on Little Steven’s Underground Garage radio show for the week of July 22, 2007, and was named the 2nd Best Song of 2007 by Popbang Radio

The two met in 2005 and hit it off immediately; both of them admiring each other’s songs and sharing a taste for vintage pop.

Cruel Girl

Cruel Girl why you gotta treat me like a fool girl
Bring me down with everything you do girl
Break my faithful little heart in two girl, cruel girl

I know that I should go I should walk away
But when I think of how things were only yesterday
It makes me stay
You were so sweet when we first met
Now you’re so bad to me I just can’t forget

You’re a cruel girl
I’ll do anything you want to do girl
I’ll believe that every lie is true girl
I could never settle for a new girl, cruel girl

What keeps me standing here staying by your side
When the way you treat me girl only hurts my pride
I can’t lie
I can’t forget the words you said
You used to hold me now you hurt me instead

Everytime I walk away I end up running back to you
It’s true
Other girls would treat me better
Why you gotta be so cruel. So cruel

You were so sweet when we first met
But then your pretty face went straight to your head

Oh you’re a cruel girl
No one else can hurt me like you do girl
But you know I’ll always be your fool girl
I could never settle for a new girl cruel girl
You’re so cruel, you’re so cruel
Just don’t ever tell me that we’re through
Oh, you’re so cruel


Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

4 thoughts on “The Red Button – Cruel Girl —-Powerpop Friday”

  1. Well that’s quite good, isn’t it? Never heard it before but it’s likable. Video captures the idea of the sound well, cool Brittania of the 60s. Thanks for bringing this one to our attention!

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