Greg  Jacobs

Greg Jacobs

BandAlternativeAdult Contemporary

Song oriented, yet eclectic and passionate chamber pop. Male-female vocals with violin and cello, naturalistic yet layered and textured. Memorable songs and melodies, somewhere between the mature songwriting sensibilities of adult alternative and the more personal, individualistic side of indie rock

Biography

Verona Downs is as influenced by Phil Spector as by Radiohead. Our ultimate goal is to write memorable, great songs, couched in evocative yet direct instrumentation. It all comes down to the songs and we try and write emotional, thoughtful, and unique compositions.

Lyrics

After All

Written By: Greg Jacobs

After All
After all the flames have had their say
The burning nights so long
You find it under a blanket in your car

After all the pages and the pains
you never could get out
You finally found a working telephone

After all these things
You are still the thing
That I couldn’t frighten off
After all these things
You are still the thing
That I was relying on

After all the favors and refrains
The movies fed your heart
You bought a home that’s not two-dimensional

Look into the bad times of your past
The all consuming clouds
And find the joy, it’s there brother and you know it

After all these things
You are still the thing
that I was relying on
After all these things
You are still the thing
That I couldn’t frighten off

After all the things you pulled
You can’t find someone else to fool

After all these things
You are still the thing
That I wasn’t frightened of
After all these things
You are still the thing that I
Always had around

After all these things
You are still the thing
That I was dependent on
After all these things
You are still the thing
That I couldn’t make run off

Vocal Delivery

Written By: Greg Jacobs

Hang on John
Your house sits on fire
Hang on John
Over the lake of salt
Out where the land dissolves

Hang on John
Just face it you’re tired
It’s no knock
You know more than anyone
When to sleep in

I cannot grow frightened and I cannot hesitate any longer

Hang on Paul
They’re draggin’ you under
Don’t write him off
They hate a stable heart
Better tear it down

All that you say goes on and on
Yeah all that you play goes on
Did you think they could wear this off?
Yeah nothing they say goes on and on
But all that they say gets out
Did you think that defines it?

I need your hope and
I need to know
I need you home
When every day just gets more hard

Every sound has a rhyme
It’s with you all of the time
Come back Paul
This decision, it’s final
We’ve grown more lost
We know how to bleed and shout
Don’t know how to be grown up

Wake up John
This world needs your fire
Your love’s been gone
Your vocals will anger some
But they need to stand out
You misbehave but what’s it for
You feel betrayed but what
Did you think you could throw us off?

Yeah you can feel shame but what’s it for
Yeah you run away but what,
Did you think you’d avoid us all?

All that remains is what you have done for one lonely heart

Discography

Fuzz Demo EP, Fuzz Demo 2 EP, I Listen Thru All the Breaking Oceans LP, The Light Reaction EP, Family Bed LP (unreleased)

Set List

Glass Ring, Separate Cabs, Loud is the Sound, Sick Bed, Unnecessary Evil, Aerial View, Secret Summer, Girl I'm Gonna Blow Your Mind With My Choreography, Vocal Delivery, Feelers