Song 193: "Jimmie's Song" - Emanuel and the Fear

Jimmie takes his time as he washes his eyes
and then makes his bed up and then heads for the outside. 
And it doesn't make a difference every once and a while
if you've got nothing to do but sit around and think about
how nothing he could do could ever feel good 

But he knows you gotta get a job if you're looking to move on
Like everybody else but it's the same thing
Always the same dream keeping him from moving, saying 

I don't want to do nothin but be in a rock band
I don't want to get a job, I don't wanto be a man
I don't want to do nothin but be in a rock band
I don't want to do nothing at all
I don't want to do nothing at all 

But then the bills pour in and he thinks he'd like to swim, 
but he still don't go anywhere. 
Until he gets too weak, they got him swimming in his sleep
And then he needs to grab something to get some air.  
And so he pulls a job down at the landfill, 
and he don't mind the working outside looking out on the turnpike. 
But the days fly by and the fire in his side tells him he'll never be right until the day that he dies, saying 

I don't want to do nothin but be in a rock band
I don't want to get a job, I don't wanto be a man
I don't want to do nothin but be in a rock band
I don't want to do nothing at all
I don't want to do nothing at all 

All his words fall down through the cracks in between, 
and spread like sunlight down on the world underneath. 
But up here they fall to nowhere they're just a feeling he needs, 
as he drives through the weeds, 
and through the swamps and through the trees, 

As he's talking like he's holding a gun in his hand, 
but there aint nobody there, it's just him waving his hands. 
And then he drives on to his guy at the van to get his
cup of coffee with three sugars for two dollars. 
And back to work another day another hour, 
he gets older by the minute but there's nobody around him who can understand, looking at a young man feeling like no one ever notices, 
They live the same day over and over 

No, I don't want to do nothin but be in a rock band
I don't want to get a job, I don't wanto be a man
I don't want to do nothin but be in a rock band
I don't want to do nothing at all
I don't want to do nothing at all