Sad Dad

by Julian Velard

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1.
Already spent a hundred dollars today I gotta spend a hundred more Just to walk outside my door Here in New York we all got bills to pay The best things in life are free Everyone’s else charges a fee You might not understand me So hear me when say I’m caught between the nanny and hard, hard place Look at the people at my coffee shop How do I like my coffee poured? Coffee I know I can’t afford Look at the shelves at my Food co-op A million kinds of milk to choose Long as I pay my monthly dues You might not understand me So hear me when say I’m caught between the nanny and hard, hard place I’ve tried financial planning My prospects can’t keep pace I’m caught between the nanny and a hard, hard place Benadette from Togo That was a low blow It’s wasn’t fair Benadette from Togo Tell me how’s it cost $20 an hour For a nanny share My wife has her own perspective She says, “money isn’t everything And we can live on a shoestring” But my wife has her own objective She’s ready to do what has to be done Pretty soon she’ll be ready for a second one I think now you understand me So hear me when I say I’m caught between the nanny and hard ,hard place I’d do anything for my family I starting saving just in case I get caught between the nanny and hard, hard place
2.
By now you know that I’m no piece of cake 5 albums in, you probably need a break Hard to believe somebody married me Well she did And we have a kid I always think of what my father said How I put every grey hair on his head I tried to prove him wrong by writing songs Is this my dream Or my self-esteem? Maybe it’s me who’s been making life Harder than it needs to be Maybe I might be the guy my wife Wants to go to dinner with Start a new beginning with The baby’s bringing out the best that I can be I finally figured out How to work the Apple TV Maybe it’s me Or maybe it’s Because I never knew I had it good Because I never did the things I should Because I never had the confidence To push fear aside And swallow my pride I’m pretty sure that was my mother’s fault She never taught me how to somersault I watched while other boys tumbled toward Endless applause Thinking they were the cause Maybe it’s me who’s been making life Stranger than it needs to be Maybe I might be the guy my wife Wants to watch a movie with Hang in the jacuzzi with The baby’s bringing out the best that I can be I finally figured out Nobody calls it a jacuzzi Maybe it’s me Or maybe it’s The thought that I can make my mark With my own hands Maybe it’s time I realized I’m just a kid in the park Building castles in the sand Maybe it’s me who’s been making life Better than it needs to be Maybe I might be the guy that I Wished that I could be someday Tom Hanks cast as Hemingway The baby’s bringing out the best that I can be My lady says I’m changing I think I have to agree Maybe it’s me Or maybe it’s That I can finally see How easy and Sweet this life can be When I finally let go Of who I think I should be Maybe it’s me Maybe its me Maybe it’s
3.
I don’t know who I am Or if anybody here gives a damn But I know this is right where I’m supposed to be I wanna show you how this works Keep your heart away from all jerks Teach you all my mistakes Make you a promise that never breaks How I wish I could offer you guarantees But the only way I ever learned was on my knees So I’m gonna sit back, not gonna say much except I love so you much I don’t know what is good And the older I get, the less I think I should Everything great about my life has nothing to do with me I wanna show you what’s real But reality is what you feel Everything changes, that's a fact Anyone who says otherwise is doing act How I wish I could offer you guarantees But the only way I ever learned was on my knees So I’m gonna sit back, not gonna say much except I love so you much I love so you much

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He's tackled life in the greatest city in the world and peered into the face of failure. Now, Julian Velard takes listeners on his wildest journey yet: fatherhood! Inspired by the birth of his daughter, Sad Dad offers a glimpse into the perils and purity of parenting with three brand-new songs in JV's inimitable piano-pop style. This new EP, produced by Alex Dezen (The Damnwells, Broken Baby), is Julian at his best, the work of a great musician who's thinking of changing his mind, when he's not changing diapers.

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released October 8, 2018

All songs written by JV and Alex Dezen
Produced by Alex Dezen
Mixed by Steve Power at The Panic Room
Mastered by Nathan James for Vault Mastering

JV - Vocals, Keys
Alex Dezen - Guitars, Bass, Programming
Cecilia - Baby Noises

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Julian Velard New York

Julian Velard's musical stylings and comedic timing have made him a fixture in both the comedy and music scenes, and have created cult followings overseas.

He’s toured alongside Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and has shared the stage with comedians Will Ferrell and Paul Scheer.

His ability to transition between worlds has led to regular appearances on The Howard Stern Show and NPR’s Ask Me Another.
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