The Movies Without You

by Julian Velard

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Self-released 6 song EP features an all-star cast of musicians including Power Pop maestro Bleu, along with the rhythm section members of Groove Collective and Chin Chin. This is the recording that got JV signed to EMI/Virgin UK. Produced by Roger Greenawalt.

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released October 17, 2006

Produced and Mixed by Roger Greenawalt
All songs written by JV

JV - Vocals, Piano, Keyboards, Melodica
Bass - Brad Craig, Jeremy Wilms, Roger Greenawalt
Drums - Genji Siraisi
Percussion - Genji Siraisi, Roger Greenawalt
Violin - Gillian Rivers
Horns - Jeff Pierce, Justin Flynn
Upright Bass - Dan Arnow
Backing Vocals on Jimmy Dean & Steve McQueen - Bleu
Lap Steel - Michael Daves

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Julian Velard Brooklyn, New York

Julian Velard is songwriter, piano man, and native New Yorker. a biting 21st century wit in a stylish package—think Harry Connick, Jr. with the panache of a Brooklyn hipster—recalling Stephen Sondheim or Randy Newman at the peak of their talents.

His comedic timing and musical stylings have made him a regular on The Howard Stern Show and NPR’s Ask Me Another.
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Track Name: Jimmy Dean & Steve McQueen
The world has gone and changed on me
Destoyed my whole philosophy
My faith was strong it never shook
One levee break was all it took
Lemme float away into a sunset fading on a silver screen?
Can you show the way?

Georgie sold us out today
For a pair of sneakers and a full week's pay
The landlord wants me out of town
Else he gonna put you in the ground
Can we run away to a blue sky hanging on the scenery?
Can you show the way?

Save me Jimmy Dean, save me Steve McQueen
Wake-a me from this dream, show me what it means
Three runs down in the bottom of the ninth
If I could pick two guys to have on my side
It would be Jimmy Dean & Mr. Steve McQueen

The world is getting awful strange
People get their faces rearranged
High cheekbones and a plastic nose
But I like Mike when he was 10-years old
Can we take it back to the time inside our parents' photographs?
Can you bring it back?

Save me Billie Jeam, save me Steve McQueen
Wake-a me from this dream, show me what it means
Three runs down in the bottom of the ninth
If I could pick two guys to be on my side
It would be Jimmy Dean & Mr. Steve McQueen

Just tell me yes or no
How does this story go?
Whether we take it fast or we take it slow
I hate to ask, but there's one thing I've got to know

The world has gone and changed on me
The way things were is history
1 and 2 came crumbling down
We act as if they're still around
Can we move ahead and forget about the images inside our heads?
Can we wake the dead?

Save me Jimmy Dean, save me Steve McQueen
Wake me from this dream, show me what it means
Three runs down in the bottom of the ninth
If I could pick two guys to be on my side
Four runs down in the bottom of the ninth
If I could pick two guys to be on my side
Five runs down, six runs down, seven runs down, eight runs down
Nine runs down, ten runs down
I dunno how we're gonna turn this game around...
Track Name: Joni
Deep in my darkest hour
That's when I feel the power
That's when I know nobody can hurt me
Why don't you hand it over?
Take a load off of your shoulder
I think I can handle the weight of your worry

Cause you're all right Joni, all right by me
I can tell your lonely, you could use the company
I'm not gonna fight you girl, no I'm not like that girl

I'm not like other guys
So Joni don't act surprised
If I say something like I wanna get to know you
It's cause I wanna know you
I'm willing to shave and shower
Willing to buy you flowers
Willing to do anything that I have to
Not just cause I have to

Cause you're all right Joni, all right by me
I can tell your lonely, you could use the company
I'm not gonna fight you girl, no I'm not like that girl
You can go all night Joni, all night with me
You don't have to know me, what you get is what you see
Not gonna bite you girl, no I'm not like that girl

Joni I understand, I'm a full grown man, I am able
Joni I don't live far, we can leave this bar, I got cable

Everything works itself out
That's what this life is about
You're dead in the end and you can't take it with you
Don't try to take this with you
So until then if you need a place to crash
Joni if you need to borrow some cash
Go ahead take my keys, it's not an issue
I ain't got no problems with you baby

Cause you're all right Joni, all right by me
I can tell your lonely, you could use the company
I'm not gonna fight you girl, no I'm not like that girl
You can go all night Joni, all night with me
Can't you tell I'm lonely, can't you tell you're just like me?
No I'm not gonna do that number to you girl
Track Name: Lawfully Wedded Wife
Every time I look at you
I see myself the way I want to be
It's the feeling my bones
Just the thought of losing you
Is bringing out the very worst in me
No I never felt this low

I wanna be with you through the long years of my life
And I am willing relinquish my control
I will agree to be your lawfully wedded wife
Honor and obey you, to have and to hold

Winter wind is closing in
I find myself going out again
My apartment's really cold
Too much time in bars I spend
Buying drinks for non-existent friends
Getting drunk is getting old

I wanna be with you through the long years of my life
And I am willing relinquish my control
I will agree to be your lawfully wedded wife
Honor and obey you, to have and to hold

Look at me on my knees, I never been this way before
I believe I will freeze if I stay here on the floor
I need relief from the grief, I can't take this anymore

I wanna be with you through the long years of my life
And I am willing relinquish my control
I will agree to be your lawfully wedded wife
Whatever you say goes
I wanna be with you, be your lawfully wedded wife
I wanna be with you for the rest of my whole life
I don't wanna be alone, don't wanna be alone
Track Name: Little Demons
Things get said, your head
Will turn the words around
Slow em down and when
No meaning can be found
You find your mind
Has built a wall of bricks
Your mind plays tricks

Don’t go out tonight
The girls will eat you up
They bark and they bite
And their boyfriends beat you up
You’re tough enough
To take it all in stride
So please just stay inside

Believe in the little demons
Don’t you know they believe in you
Let go of the pain your feeling
Don’t you tell me that it isn’t true
I know that your heart is bleeding
I can see it in the way you smile
Believe in the little demons
Cause they’re gonna be with you for a while

Rain for days on end
With no sign of sun in sight
Then one day the rain ends
And your future shines so bright
But watch out for cracks
As the sidewalk starts to expand
You mother’s back is in your hands

Believe in the little demons
Don’t you know they believe in you
Let go of the pain your feeling
Don’t you tell me that it isn’t true
I know that your heart is bleeding
I can see it in the way you smile
Believe in the little demons
Cause they’re gonna be with you for a while

Get out of the rain, I can hear momma calling
Get out of your brain my child
Look out for the frame, TV Crews come a calling
Look out, look out, look out

Things get said in bed
Who knows where they come from?
The words fly out of your mouth
And your first base becomes a home run
Then you’re left freezing cold
In the darkness of your room
Who hell is this person next to you?

Believe in the little demons
Don’t you know they believe in you
Let go of the pain your feeling
Don’t you tell me that it isn’t true
I know that your heart is bleeding
I can see it in the way you smile
Believe in the little demons
Cause they’re gonna be with you for a while
Believe in the little demons
Cause they’re gonna be with you for a while
Believe
Track Name: A Dream
Last night I had a dream about you
The dream took place inside a zoo
You were opening cages, setting animals free
You released every beast
Every beast but me

Last night I had a dream about love
It was everything I’d been dreaming of
It was a fabulous party with lots of balloons
It was everybody
Everybody but you

Last night I had a dream about God
And he played the Piano like Elton John
He was making a comeback
He was selling out shows
I was the opening act
You were sitting in the front row

Don’t get me wrong
I know you’re gone
But in my mind, sometimes, the facts are not so clear
In my mind, sometimes
I think you’re still here

Last night I had a dream I was dead
Somebody put an arrow through my head
They going for the apple
But I guess that they missed
Couldn’t help be reminded
Of the first time we kissed

Last night I had the strangest dream
And I’m not exactly sure what it means
We were out having coffee and I got up to go
Then you asked me to stay and my body just froze
I didn’t know what to say, I didn’t know what to do
Last night I had a dream babe
I had a dream about you
Track Name: You Wouldn't Wanna Be Me
Did you ever wanna be
A kitten caught inside a tree
Looking down and you can see
Everybody reaching for you?
You followed every little bird
Who sang a song you never heard
Pretty tunes without the words
And no one else could hear them but you
It's true, I don't really care what it looks like to you
Trust me, you wouldn't wanna be me

Did you ever wanna be
A jellyfish out at sea
Filled with electricity
Stinging anyone who touches you?
The ocean throws you on the beach
Leaves you lying the heat
Till some little kid reaches down
And picks you up to play with you
It's true, I don't really care what I look like to you
Trust me, you wouldn't wanna be me
You wouldn't wanna be me

Did you ever wanna be
Somebody's broken-hearted plea
Swallowed deep beneath the sheets
Where no one else can hear you but you?
Crying softly late at night
Holding the body pillow tight
And you wonder what might have happened
Had you followed through
It's true, I don't really care what it sounds like to you
Trust me, you wouldn't wanna be me

Of all the things I came across
Things I found, things I bought
Nothing cost me half as much as the truth
I'm staring at the midday sun
I'll stare until the evening comes
I'm living out the twilight of my youth
And that's the truth

Do you really wanna be
The girl sitting next to me
The one with pretty little feet
Hoping I will notice her shoes?
You're like a kitten in a tree
Or a jellyfish at sea
Hopeless and lonely as can be
I hope that you can see I'm just like you
It's true, I don't really care what it looks like to you
Trust me, I'm just as scared as the girl sitting next to me
Not me, of all of the people in the world you could want to be
Trust me, you wouldn't wanna be me