Musta Been Somebody Else

from by Julian Velard

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $1 USD


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Nitetime via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    8 remaining

      $6 USD



I been listening for your footsteps at my door
I've done this kind of thing a thousand times or more
And after every time I tell myself it's over cause it
Doesn't feel right, it wasn't that funny but we
Laughed all night just like we been buddies
But what about before?
That musta been somebody else

My head is filling up with every kind of dream
A couple buckets I'll be bursting at the seams
So can't you tell me something certain
Something more than just it
Doesn't feel right, I know I'm not funny but you
Laughed all night, just like we been be buddies
But what about before?
You musta been somebody else

Hold on to your love
Cause that's what got you here
Cause that's what makes you tough
Hold on with your gloves
We got a hot one here
I didn't make this up

I been watching children play all afternoon
And I gotta say there are things I never thought I do
Like trip a little kid just to watch him fall
You know it doesn't look right, I know it's not funny but they
Laugh all night, so much for your buddies
And what about before
They must have been somebody else

The sickness comes and goes and keeps me in my bed
A fatal flower grows from deep inside my head
A single sniff and I go back to every single time it
Felt so right when it felt so funny it was
Strange and light like a feather on your tummy
When I think about before
I wish I'd been somebody else


from Nitetime, released January 1, 2003
Written by Julian Velard


all rights reserved



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

contact / help

Contact Julian Velard

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this track or account

If you like Julian Velard, you may also like: