The Movies Without You

by Julian Velard

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1.
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...
2.
Joni 04:09
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
A Dream 04:12
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
6.
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

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With 2006's The Movies Without You, Julian began to crystallize the sound that's made him a fan favorite. Roger Greenaway's dense production and the laser-focused, classic pop melodies of tracks like "Joni," "Little Demons" and "Jimmy Dean & Steve McQueen" set the template for the JV experience--and this self-released EP successfully enticed EMI's U.K. arm into offering Julian a record deal.

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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 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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