24​-​Hour Flower Boy

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Written by Julian Velard
Published by Chloebro LTD (ASCAP) © 2017

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24-hour Flower Boy
So nice to see you again
Here at 2 in the morning
Happy to see you’re still employed
The wife and I are fighting again
And I’m hoping you can help me find
The kind of bouquet that will stay the night
The words I can say that will make things right
You no speak good English
But I need your powers and your flowers

24-hour Flower Boy
You’ve always been there for me
When it’s 3 in the morning
And I’m heading home half destroyed
From singing my heart out in bars
No one’s out apart from us and the stars
Your wear that apron like a bulletproof vest
And I’m always gettin’ shot by stupid requests
We don’t need good English
We’ve got all these hours and all these flowers

Roses bent into poses
Just like the scratchiness in my voice
Like you arrange ya hydrangeas
We wouldn’t do this if we had a choice

24-hour flower boy
Are you a family man?
Do you have any children?
A couple of kids to fill the void
Spend your life watching them grow
Protect them from the only truth we know
The blossoms you sell, they never last long
All happiness fades like the end of a song
We don’t need good English
With this language that’s ours
In the wee small hours
Made of whiskey sours and your flowers

Carnations are my salvation
Just like the harmonies I suspend
I like your lilies
Do I sound silly
When I tell you you’re my best friend?
24-hour flower boy

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from Fancy Words For Failure, released June 16, 2017

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Julian Velard New York

Julian Velard is a singer, songwriter, and piano man. 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. He is also an instructor for Linkedin Learning. ... more

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