Jimmy

This song started life 27 years ago, I never really liked it. Then TisT came along and we were encouraged to, amongst other things, write a middle 8, I did and the song changed completely, so much so it's in the comp.
I'm tuned a semitone flat as the middle 8 took it to the top of my vocal range and I'm also suffering with a post Covid throat.

Responses

  1. Jimmy likes to party, while Sally stays at home
    She sits and watches TV, playing records all alone
    And though he says he loves her, Sally just can’t understand
    What it is she’s doing, that’s losing her, her man

    Twenty past eleven, Sally climbs the stairs to bed
    She’s looking at the pictures of when she and Jim were wed
    If she didn’t know him better, she’d think he’s having an affair
    But she knows he loves her, deep down he really cares

    Oh Jimmy, when are you coming home
    Oh Jimmy, I’m tired of being alone
    Now the house is cold and empty without you by my side
    Come home Jimmy, before our love dies

    Jimmy’s in the night club, but he’s not there with the crowd
    He’s sitting in the corner and the music’s way too loud
    He knows he shouldn’t be there and it’s getting far too late
    He’s thinking of his lover and the man that she must hate

    Oh Jimmy, when are you coming home
    Oh Jimmy, I’m tired of being alone
    Now the house is cold and empty without you by my side
    Come home Jimmy, before our love dies

    Their friends when they come calling, they can see there’s something wrong
    Sally she can’t tell them, she won’t say what’s going on
    Jimmy sits there thinking, with a beer that lasts all night
    Trying to work out how to fix it, wondering how to make things right

    Please make things right

    Quarter after three now, Jimmy’s creeping through the door
    Tears upon the pillow, clothes thrown upon the floor
    As Jimmy wakes his lover and holds her to his chest
    Through tears he tells her, he’s trying to do his best

    Oh Jimmy, when are you coming home
    Oh Jimmy, I’m tired of being alone
    Now the house is cold and empty without you by my side
    Come home Jimmy, before our love dies

    Oh Jimmy, why don’t you stay at home
    Oh Jimmy, I’m so tired of being alone
    Now the house is cold and empty without you by my side
    Come home Jimmy, before our love dies
    Or our love will finally die