Lately I've been feeling low
A remedy is what I'm seeking
I take a taste of what's below
Come away to something better
What I want is what I've not got
And what I need
Is all around me
Reaching searching never stop
And I'll say...

If you could keep me floating
Just for a while
Till I get to the end of this tunnel Mommy
If you could keep me floating
Just for a while
I'll get back to you

Sometimes a Jimi Thing slides my way and keeps me swinging
I'd like to show you what's inside
And I shouldn't care
If you don't like it
Brother chaos rule all about
Sometimes I walk there
Well yes God knows sometimes I take a bus there
Shouldn't care shouldn't care
Bereaved as I'm feeling

The day is gone
I'm on my back
Staring up at the ceiling
U take a drink sit back relax
Smoke my mind make me feel
Better for a small time
What I want is what I've not got
And what I need Is all around me
Reaching searching never stop
And I'll say...

If you could keep me floating
Just for a while
Till I get to the end of this tunnel Mommy
If you could keep me floating
Just for a while
I'll get back to you


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    General Commentthis has to be the ultimate DMB song. at least for me! pretty much what this song says is, "don't worry, be happy". there's no other way to say it. u might have bad days, and u might have good day, but if u really take a look at what's in front of u, u have everything you'll ever need.
    flaquitoon January 06, 2002   Link
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    bymyself123on January 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdave is all about havin a great time and this def. shows it. do what you want now, worry about it later... great album (uttad) and great song
    bymyself123on January 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song bc it explains who i am perfectly, i am about alllll the love and joy in the world, and would never want to hurt anyone, and no, its not all about drugs, yes dave smokes pot, hell i smoke pot, it makes more love in the world! but its not all about drugs..
    daveandjackruleon May 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song just has such energy to it. The love is there...dave really knows how to present it in his songs. I love the part of "what I want is what ive not got and what i need is all around me".
    dmbfan14on May 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAs Dave puts it, Jimi Thing "is one of our two hippie songs..."
    It's one of several songs by DMB
    dealing with the usage of drugs, although Dave has said you can
    interpret it any way you want to.

    and in one concert he said "jimi thing can be anything you want it to be...some people have a bigger jimi thing than others...mine is not as big as boyd's jimi thing" (true story)
    Traumattizingon May 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAs Dave puts it, Jimi Thing "is one of our two hippie songs..."
    It's one of several songs by DMB
    dealing with the usage of drugs, although Dave has said you can
    interpret it any way you want to.

    and in one concert he said "jimi thing can be anything you want it to be...some people have a bigger jimi thing than others...mine is not as big as boyd's jimi thing" (true story)
    Traumattizingon May 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a hippie song....this is a fantasy about drinking and not becoming a drag after 20 years....
    daveandjackruleon May 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWent to a Dave concert a few weeks ago. When he got to the line, "Smoke my mind/make me feel better for a small time," the whole crowd exploded in cheers - talk about an instant rush!
    gregoeon June 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWent to a Dave concert a few weeks ago. When he got to the line, "Smoke my mind/make me feel better for a small time," the whole crowd exploded in cheers - talk about an instant rush!
    gregoeon June 04, 2002   Link

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