Jerry Velona

Dream Girl

by Jerry Velona

Released 2012
Karunabird Records
Released 2012
Karunabird Records
Dream Girl is the latest release from eclectic Boston-based singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Jerry Velona - a trio of jazz styles from smooth contemporary to classic New Orleans to swing.
  • 03:29
    Dream Girl (Instrumental)
  • 03:26 Lyrics
    Dream Girl (feat. Jerry Velona)

    DREAM GIRL

    Dream Girl – sits on a swing

    Howls at the moon – writes her own tune

    Dying to be loved in her dream world

     

    Small child – innocence squared

    Talks to the trees – smiles at the breeze

    Used to love to watch you, while you dreamed girl

     

    Like a closed up tulip waiting for its moment

    Buttoned down, aroused, trying not to show it

    Dream girl, we’re two of a kind

    Take my hand and we’ll walk the plank together

     

    Lean girl, gave me the means

    You were the one, at least that’s how it seemed

    A lonely apparition in my day’s dream

     

    Who knows what might be?

    Maybe this time, I’ll find the perfect rhyme

    A mother of invention to my dream world

    We can dream together in the real world

     

    © Jerry Velona 2007  Christopher Robin Music BMI

  • 04:22 Lyrics
    Wishful Intuition

    Wishful Intuition

    I’m parked at the curb and she walks beside

    Then runs up the stairs, just an urban passerby

    Now she's gone and high above me

    But I bet you she could love me

    How do I know?

    Wishful intuition

     

    I think I’m in love; at least twice a day

    Alone in the crowd and dreaming this way

    When my ̓baby left it hurt me

    But that feeling will desert me

    How can I tell? 

    My wishful intuition

     

    If I could say what’s on my mind

    They would accept my proposition

    And baby I’d make that happen

    If only I could shed this naked inhibition

     

    Eating alone; you ask if I’m through

    Taking my plates and my heart as you do

    How did you know for certain

    Just how badly I was hurtin’

    Must have been, your wishful intuition

    Now desert will follow dinner

    Kinda’ thought that I could win her

    Just my wishful intuition

     

    © Jerry Velona – 2012 all rights reserved

  • 04:21 Lyrics
    Wishful Intuition (Small Band Version)

    Wishful Intuition

    I’m parked at the curb and she walks beside

    Then runs up the stairs, just an urban passerby

    Now she's gone and high above me

    But I bet you she could love me

    How do I know?

    Wishful intuition

     

    I think I’m in love; at least twice a day

    Alone in the crowd and dreaming this way

    When my ̓baby left it hurt me

    But that feeling will desert me

    How can I tell? 

    My wishful intuition

     

    If I could say what’s on my mind

    They would accept my proposition

    And baby I’d make that happen

    If only I could shed this naked inhibition

     

    Eating alone; you ask if I’m through

    Taking my plates and my heart as you do

    How did you know for certain

    Just how badly I was hurtin’

    Must have been, your wishful intuition

    Now desert will follow dinner

    Kinda’ thought that I could win her

    Just my wishful intuition

     

    © Jerry Velona – 2012 all rights reserved

  • 02:54 Lyrics
    If You Stub Your Toe On the Moon

    If You Stub Your Toe on the Moon

    Oh there’s nothing to be ashamed of                                                         

    If you stub your toe on the moon.              
    When the dream's at the top of the sky     
    Well, you'll just have to jump pretty high   
    But don't give up too soon, If you stub your toe on the moon                 

    Now young Harry Hadgett loved making gadgets  
    Life needs some new things was his claim
    Hoped one or two things might bring fame
    This is the last time you'll hear his name
    Nobody mentions Harry's inventions
    But do you think that got him down?
    Here comes the end when there's gadgets to mend
    He's the best repairman in town

     

    So there's nothing to be ashamed of
    If you stub your toe on the moon
    When you start out to climb to a cloud
    Well, it may get a laugh from the crowd
    But don't give up too soon, If you stub your toe on the moon

     

    Sweet Sally Springer, she was a singer
    Lived in a hall room up one flight
    Thought of the ballroom big and bright
    Where she would make her debut some night
    And then for her trouble, pop went the bubble
    Say that it's sad, but wait, don't weep
    Now they admit, every night she's a hit
    When she sings her children to sleep

     

    No, there's nothing to be ashamed of
    If you stub your toe on the moon
    Though it may be a blow to your pride
    You're a hero because, well, you tried
    So don't give up too soon
    If you stub your toe on the moon
    If you stub your toe on the moon

     

    Van Huesen,Burke – Music Sales Corporation, Bourne Company

NOTES
Leading off with the ethereal smooth jazz single Dream Girl, a Velona composition featuring an all-star band including Duke Levine, Brad Hatfield, Marty Richards, Richard Gates and featuring Paul Ahlstrand on tenor sax. The second track of Dream Girl features Jerry on vocal. That track was originally released on Velona's 2009 album "Random Emotion."

Next up, the Velona-penned and arranged Wishful Intuition; straight out of Bourbon Street and featuring Jerry on the vocal along with Billy Novick, Dave Harris, Jesse Williams, Kevin Belz, Zac Casher and Larry Luddecke. For a more intimate take, the small band version of Wishful Intuition features Dave Limina on piano. The lyric concerns a fellow who falls in love with every beautiful girl he sees (like most guys!) with a surprise twist.

The disc wraps up with a cover of the whimsical Johnny Burke/Jimmy Van Heusen classic If You Stub Your Toe on the Moon. The song was first recorded by Bing Crosby in the 1940's and was featured in the movie A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Frank Sinatra also recorded the song for Columbia Records. The tune highlights an arrangement reminiscent of the early Nat Cole trio and features Jerry on vocal along with Dave Limina, Billy Novick, Jesse Williams and Mike Williams. Check out the companion video available on You Tube!

Dream Girl is the first jazz release and fifth overall by Jerry Velona whose songs have been featured in HBO and MTV productions. He is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music and performs with his bands Joint Venture and Pack of Viceroys in the Boston area.