Jerry Velona

Our Own Devices

04:56
Jerry Velona
2013-09-04
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Velona

Story

 

My ode to the joys (and necessity) of non-digital communication and fun.

Jerry Velona - vocals and percussion

Debbie Pierre - backing vocals

Kevin Belz - guitar

Marty Richards - drums

Dave Limina - Hammond organ

Anthony Vitti - bass

Gordon Beadle - tenor sax

Phil Grenadier - trumpet

Bertram Lehman - percussion

recorded at Q Division Studios - Sean Cahalin engineer

Mixed by Ducky Carlisle at Ice Station Zebra

Mastered by Bill Bromfield - Clockwise Records Nashville

Lyrics

We would talk

Way back when

We were special

Now we’re them

Text me if you think that’s true

And what your advice is

 

You got yours

I got mine

We’re plugged in

All the time

It’s fine

We’re left to our own devices

 

At the club

It’s a scene

We sit gazing

At little screens

Splendid isolation

Comes with high prices

 

You got yours

I got mine

We’re plugged in

All the time

On line

We’re left to our own devices

 

 

Wavin’ my arms, tryin’ to get a reaction

You press Send after a while

Flashin’ me, that devil smile

What’s this picture, on my phone?

Oh baby – let’s get goin’

 

Honey I like your plan

To crack our digital crisis

Your photo very clearly shows

You’ve got some other devices

 

Let it ring

We’re not done

Makin’ noise like the blast of a shotgun

Real good time

We’re cookin’ up our own surprises

Back live

We’re playin’ with our other devices

Yeah, Devices

Playin’ with those love devices

Devices

Playin’ with those other devices

Devices

Playin with those love devices

 

©Jerry Velona 2013 All Rights Reserved