The Facts About Jimmy Lyrics

Shawn Colvin


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: John Leventhal, Shawn Colvin
album: Track 3 in album A Few Small Repairs
release date: 1996-8-26
popularity : 1 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Pop Rock
length: 5:24
drums: Shawn Pelton
vocal: Shawn Colvin and Lyle Lovett
bass: Michael Rhodes
guitar: John Leventhal
keyboard: John Leventhal
percussion: John Leventhal
French horn: Bob Carlisle
trombone: Larry Farrell
flugelhorn: Tony Kadleck
bass clarinet: Rick Depofi
horn arranger: John Leventhal
writer: John Leventhal, Shawn Colvin

Cover Art

Shawn Colvin A Few Small Repairs cover art
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Jimmy is married and he lives down south
His wife lives somewhere colder
He sees another woman in a badlands town
And she cries upon his shoulder
Jimmy thinks that he's a helpless man
He thinks about love in a vacuum
And he won't remember that talk you had
When you were walking into the bedroom

He'll say I don't know why we met
The simple truth is always the best
See 'est la vie what's done is done
And there's somebody for everyone

Jimmy has debts and Jimmy has ties
That he can't get out from under
If you look far enough into his eyes
It'll rock you just like thunder

Jimmy broke locks and Jimmy broke bolts
Just to get himself out from under
When you feel like you're lying in a prison cell
It'll kind of make you wonder

He'll say it's destiny we met
The simple truth is always the best
Don't you see what's done is done
And there's somebody for everyone

I used to get drunk to get my spark
And it used to work just fine
It made me wretched but it gave me heart
I miss Jimmy like I miss my wine

Jimmy as if you didn't know by now
Let me tell you a thing or two
Everybody might have someone
But everyone falls in love with you...

He'll say you get just what you get
The simple truth is always the best
Don't you see what's done is done?
And there's somebody for everyone


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Sunny Came Home
  • 2 Get Out of This House
  • 3 The Facts About Jimmy
  • 4 You and the Mona Lisa
  • 5 Trouble
  • 6 I Want It Back
  • 7 If I Were Brave
  • 8 Wichita Skyline
  • 9 84,000 Different Delusions
  • 10 Suicide Alley
  • 11 What I Get Paid For
  • 12 New Thing Now
  • 13 Nothin on Me