Jerome

The song “Jerome” was written for a dear friend of mine who passed away years ago. He was the co-writer of the famous song, among many, called “Save The Last Dance for Me,”…one of my favorites. When I wrote the line, “You’re probably swinging on a star, smokin’ a cigar,’cause that’s the way you are,”…I could just picture him enjoying Heaven, with a stogie in his mouth, because he was a blustery type of fellow….gruff, but with a big heart.

JEROME
by Jennifer Avalon & Noel Boland

Someday when I cross over
Will you greet me at the door
Introduce me to the angels
Tell me what my life was for

Show me how to spend my hours
Speak a language with no words
Since you’ve left, I don’t know how
But when you’ve spoken, I have heard

JEROME
I KNOW YOU’RE HOME
NOBODY CAN TELL ME THAT YOU DISAPPEARED
I CAN ALWAYS HEAR YOU LOUD AND CLEAR
JEROME
CALLING FROM HOME
PROBABLY SWINGING ON A STAR
SMOKING A CIGAR
‘CAUSE THAT’S THE WAY YOU ARE
JEROME, JEROME

I imagine you in Heaven
In Hawaiin shirts of blue
Sleeping in a sea of roses
Swimming under crescent moons

Gathering up an armful of lilies
The flower that you sent to Earth
In the eyes of your grandaughter
I have seen you, since her birth

Bridge: In this world, there are many ways of talking
Don’t always need a telephone
I have learned, though it isn’t often
Love can break through walls of stone
Love can break through walls of stone

© Jennifer Avalon

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