"Are You Jimmy Ray?" as written by Conall Ronan Fitzpatrick and James Ray....
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[Chorus]
Are you Johnny Ray?
Are you Slim Ray?
Are you Paid Ray?
Who wants to know? Who wants to know?

Are you Sting Ray?
Are you Nick Ray?
Are you Jimmy Ray?
Who wants to know? Who wants to know?

Hey, can you tell when you look in my eye
You don't mess around with me
'less you feelin' dangerous.
Are you into my scene, lay it on the line
Ya come and take a walk with me
if you're feelin' dangerous.
'cause I'm mean-a
I'm lean-a
I ain't no in-between-a.
With a reaper, I'm a dreamer
Good God, I'm a believer.

[Chorus]

Maybe we can shake it down by the walk
Do you think I'm takin' liberties?
Are ya dangerous?
I gotta let it, somethin' in my genes
ya come and take a walk with me
if you're feelin' dangerous.

'Cause I'm mean-a
I'm lean-a
I ain't no in-between-a
With a reaper, I'm a dreamer
Good God, I'm a believer

[Chorus]

Everybody jump back, turn around now
Let's do it again
Everybody jump back, turn around now
Let's do it again

[Chorus: x2]


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"Are You Jimmy Ray?" as written by James Ray Conall Ronan Fitzpatrick

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    General CommentHistory will show Jimmy Ray to be one of those seminal artists, like Big Star, Patti Smith and the Velvet Underground, who may have been heard by few, but will inspire everyone who has heard him in their subsequent work. Here, he openly challenges the corporate elite that has tried to pigeonhole him into playing a type, rejecting their efforts outright.
    butterboyon April 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis there any doubt that this is one of the greatest songs of all time? theres not much to explain here except that this jimmy ray is probably having a personality crisis. Its also very clear that he's mean, leaner, and he aint no in-betweener.
    SisterRayon September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, this is indeed the greatest song of all time. I remember the day I first heard it, back in grade 6. I was on the school bus. My life has never been the same since...
    scottathon1on September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hope you two are kidding, my three year old cousin could write a better song.
    TJE_Drummer_11on June 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey better be serious. Jimmy Ray is a serious performer, I believe he is Elvis reincarnate. This song changed my life as well, it inspired me to write the spin off, Are you Sarah Lee? (Who wants to know)... that paranthesis part is part of the title. Don't leave it off.
    Angry Saron May 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonally, I thought that this was a rather dumb song. No offence to anyone who likes it. It's just a weird song.
    faithful_sparkleon July 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's the best worst song i've ever heard. i got hooked on it on Indonesia in Jan 2006, it was playing constantly!
    forbidden_snowflakeon September 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI GOT ROLLED should being this list - better lyrics better music better everything !
    baitnswitchon August 31, 2010   Link

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