1. Jump

From the recording A Braver Kind

Written by Allison Scola and Lorraine Ferro

Allison Scola: lead vocal, Wurlitzer electric piano
Janie Barnett: background vocals
Steve Jabas: electric guitar
Mark Verdino: electric bass
Dave Mancuso: drum kit, percussion
Rob Curto: accordion
Alessandra Belloni: vocal chant, ocean drum, pizzica tambourine
Jon Gordon: electric guitar
John T. LaBarbera: chitarra battente
Lillyrose Veneziano-Broccia: Spoken words of Sicilian grandma


Standing on the rock’s edge looking down below
It’s not so far, but I know the water’s cold
Sun is hot, and my skin is dry
Damn, I want to give it a try
Yeah, I want to give it a try
But fear is gripping me – Is jumping worth the shock of
Putting my whole body in from bottom to top?
The sea at Zafferano flashes ‘cross my mind
I come from a braver kind

I feel so alive
I feel so sure
With the sun on my path and the wind at my back
I’m alive
Like never before
With the sun on my path there is no looking back
I am not afraid… today I jump

At 17 Grandpa left the fishing boats,
Orchards of lemons, and packed his high hopes
He sought adventure in the land of the free
Built a new life across the sea
Yeah, he built a new life across the sea
Nonna stood by him each step of the way
Relying on faith and praying every day
I wonder how she ever left it all behind
It takes a braver kind


Suddenly the wind just blows me off my feet
And I am finally flying free
I’m free

With nothing left to loose and everything to find
I am a braver kind