The Planeteer

by Julian Velard

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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
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Automatic 03:34
I’m washing my hands You’re wondering why You don’t understand How they’re gonna get dry It’s automatic It’s automatized It’s automatic with my hands they automatically dry There’s never a plan When somebody dies There’s never a plan It always comes as a surprise It’s automatic It’s automatized It’s automatic with each man he automatically dies Just take a look at my hands Take a look at my hands Take a look at my hands and you’ll understand There’s no reasoning why, no reasoning why I’m taking a break From troubles at home I need to escape She never leaves me alone She’s so dramatic Yes she dramatazizes She’s so dramatic I can’t that thing she does with her eyes I think you know what I mean I think you know what I mean I think you know what I mean when say that she’s a queen Every time that she cries I watch the tears as they rolls Watch the tears as they roll Watch the tears as they roll down her check and I know There’s no reasoning why No reasoning why Lemme tell you now It’s automatic It’s automatized It’s automatic It shouldn’t be a surprise
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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
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Stop holding my hand I get the feeling you don't understand Cracks in the ceiling, snakes in the sand Something too good to be true can't be planned Go open your eyes I gotta ruin the big surprise You were a shoe in for the Nobel Prize If only you knew that the judges had been bribed Girl it's over and it's been for a while We are older but we're both still in style We can make it if we take a little time for ourselves Cause there's nobody else Do you remember that night With us in the mirror and the neon light It was clear something wasn't right Overlooking the corner of 42nd and 9th Don't cry anymore I'm leaving you lying on the hotel floor What's keeping you from trying to open the door And putting it all behind Girl it's over and it's been for a while We are older but we're both still in style We can make it if we take a little time for ourselves Cause there's nobody else Love is not a lie Breaking your heart is how you learn to survive I know it's hard to take your own advice Take it from me and get on with your life Girl it's over and it's been for a while We are older but we're both still in style We can make it if we take a little time for ourselves Cause there's nobody else Baby it's over, you're older My shoulder, it is not gonna help you You get over just take a little time for yourselves Cause there's nobody else Who can tell what you felt And there's nothing to do It's what you gotta go through It's the end of an era and the start of something new
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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...
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3 in the morning I'm in foreign hotel room You keep calling, wondering what the hell I'm doing Baby we been in this place before Drawing circles on the bedroom floor What for? I know you're not that kind of girl You know I'm not the whole wide world We got both feet on the ground But how do we stop the Merry Go Round 5AM you still got me on the phone You want me to lie, want me to tell you I'm alone Is it ever going to change? Grown ups playing these children's games It's kind of strange I know you're not that kind of girl You know I'm not the whole wide world We got both feet on the ground But how do we stop the Merry Go Round Round and round we go Like horsies on a pole We been in this place before I'm getting pretty dizzy, not feeling very merry anymore I know you're not that kind of girl You know I'm not the whole wide world We got both feet on the ground But how do we stop the Merry Go Round
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Do It Alone 03:27
It's not because I miss you I'm buying a box of tissues I need to blow my nose Need to blow my nose Think I'm getting cold Safe beneath the covers Dreaming about my mother She's talking on the phone She's talking on the phone It's great to be back home, yes it is I'm gonna rent a movie, gonna order sushi Gonna do it alone Gonna goto a cafe, gonna get some coffee Gonna do it alone, gonna do it alone Pain is what I'm feeling There's a pattern on my ceiling Of tiny little stars Tiny little stars The kind that glow in the dark You told me what could happen To men intent on mapping The corners of their hearts The corners of their hearts They tear themselves apart I'm gonna take a train ride, gonna leave the east side I'm gonna do it alone I'm gonna get to Vegas, I'm gonna make it famous Gonna do it alone, gonna do it alone I'm gonna move a mountain, gonna swim in the fountain Gonna do it alone, I'm gonna do it alone I'm gonna start a business, gonna celebrate christmas Gonna do it alone, I'm gonna do it alone You don't gotta be Jewish, oh you just gotta do do it Gonna do it alone, I'm gonna go it alone Don't ask me if I miss you, you know that's the issue I gotta do it alone, gotta do it alone
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All in All 03:57
My number came up today They're sending me across the Waves I don't like the ocean, but I'm told that my emotions Tend to lead me astray Promise me you'll be my gal You'll send a post just once in a while You'll sleep beside my dirty clothing Stay up every night just hoping I'll be okay I'll make it but All in all, it's all the still the same I'm in love, you're not coming back to me Hold me down, let the water run over all I've done Till I'm back in your arms again Hold the phone, you say I make no sense Okay I'll back things up, I'm dropping all pretense So let me start by saying, all I done with you Was in the way of Self-defense You see the world's been kind, oh but most times cruel And I've lived long enough to know when I'm the fool Baby if I'm going off to war I gotta know exactly who I'm doing it for So don't fake it All in all, it's all the still the same I'm in love, you're not coming back to me Hold me down, let the water run over all I've done Till I'm back in your arms again Woah oh oh I'm lonely love, lonely love Let me know where you are I'll go there no matter how far I'll rise up from hell to your star It must be love just because It's the only thing I'm sure of Do you remember when we stole the treasure chest? Just you and me then, I like those times best Would it matter baby if I said I die to go back there again Would I pass your test? Well girl I take what I can get cause... All in all, it's all the still the same I'm in love, you're not coming back to me Hold me down, let the water run over all I've done From the valley bold to the setting sun Let the people see all that's meant to be That I was right for you and you were right for me Take me from the guns, and from the front and back in your arms
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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
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Settle down and let's begin Every good time's got to end I think it's time for you to know All the people you call friends Do nothing more than just pretend to Shake your hand and let it go Just look around and use your eyes In every store is nothing more, a cheap disguise Don't act surprised cause all along it's been this strange Loosen up and take control Tonight's the battle for your soul So choose your side and stand atop The choice is easy once you see That everybody disagrees on everything It never stops So make it stop, take my hand And guide me through the storm into the promised Land Now understand that all along it's been this strange To sing a song and nothing changes I'm overlooking town, the sky is clear I have to say it's wrong to raise a family here A day will come along when you will leave my side I could be wrong but we're not tied together But coming on from deep inside The beating heart that stops and starts, It's still alive You can't deny that all along it's been this strange To sing a song and nothing changes Well I could be wrong, but I think it's changing Changing, changing, changing...
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Self-released follow up to the Movies Without You EP. Originally recorded over the course of a year for Virgin/EMI, the album includes re-workings of Joni, Little Demons, the UK single version of Jimmy Dean & Steve McQueen, along with 5 brand new recordings, and new version of a classic track from Nitetime (All in All).

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released November 23, 2009

Produced by Steve Power and Roger Greenawalt
Mixed by Steve Power and Michael Brauer
All songs written by Julian Velard

Vocals, Piano, Keyboard - JV
Drums - Jeremy Stacey, Genji Siraisi
Guitars - Tim Van Der Kuil
Percussion - Luis Jardim, Genji Siraisi
Bass - Pino Palladino, Sam Dixon, Brad Craig, Jeremy Wilms, John Calvert
Horns - Jeff Pierce, Justin Flynn, Jamie Talbot
Backing Vocals - Ari Hest, Bleu

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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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