"Jimmy Gets High" as written by and Daniel Powter....
Jimmy you know, everybody hates you when you're living off rock 'n roll
So you get high tonight
And Jimmy you lied, I wonder if you ever get yourself back here alive
So you get high tonight

Cause you don't need nobody to make it on your own
You don't need nobody you'd rather be alone
So Jimmy gets high tonight
And Jimmy gets high tonight
I must confess, I'm a real live wire
Jimmy you and me we get along a while
Jimmy gets high tonight

Jimmy you lied, I'm hoping that soon maybe life it don't pass you by
So Jimmy gets high tonight
And Jimmy you know, everybody hates you when you're living off your rock 'n roll
So you get high tonight

Cause you don't need nobody to make it on your own
You don't need nobody you'd rather be alone
So Jimmy gets high tonight
And Jimmy gets high tonight
I must confess, I'm a real life wired
Jimmy you and me we get along a while
Jimmy gets high tonight

I've been so confused
And I just hope it all gets banned to you
So Jimmy gets high tonight

I must confess, I'm a real life wired
Jimmy you and me we get along a while
So Jimmy gets high tonight

And I hope it'll be all right
Jimmy gets high tonight
And I hope it'll be all right

Jimmy you know, everybody hates you when you're living off your rock 'n roll
So you get high


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"Jimmy Gets High" as written by Daniel Powter

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    General CommentI must confess, I'm a real life wired (?)
    It's actually "real live wire".

    I think this song might be someone who has depression and uses drugs to take away the pain? I could be wrong though.
    __midnightdrearyon September 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree. this song is lovely
    mairion October 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentafter listening to James Blunt's 'So Long, Jimmy', I can't help but think that they are both singing about the same person... Jim Morrison (lizzard king... Lead singer of the doors) Jim Morrison died over a drug overdose many many many years ago, so yeah, just a thought that it may be a tribute of some kind to him


    but i also saw something on TV not so long ago, were Daniel Powter was saying something about this being his life before he got into music, so he might be singing about himself, i don't know, my memory wasn't too clear on the TV show. lol
    vigilante13on October 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree, Daniel has said that he was addicted to coke for 8 years so this song could be about him. "Daniel Gets High?"
    Braglotson December 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a great song.. and I like how it's not all sad and depressing it just like.. says it, It just conveys some strong emotions. I love the line
    "Jimmy you know, everybody hates you when you're living off rock 'n roll "
    I don't know why but that's a great line to me. It's like everyone hates what he does and he knows it but he can't help it. And maybe these people care about him but he can't see that they care about him. He just sees it as they hate him.
    AmberAmeliaon April 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgood song.
    tbsbrandnewdcjewon April 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is good. A famous man (rock n roll star probably) named "Jimmy" is lonely. He takes drugs to get high to get away from the pain of it all. His friend who is commentating on him states that "he's a real live wire" and that he and him go way back as friends. Jimmy is confused and gets high all the time which makes his friend worry about him. This is just my opinion though. Great song.
    Occams_Harmonyon April 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow, im really impressed with daniel powter as a musician. i really thought that "bad day" was a fluke. a good song, but just one of those songs that gets played out easily, and u dont really listen to any of the guys other songs. i was wrong. this song cud apply to so many rock n roll stars...i love that line:

    "everybody hates you when you're living off rock n roll"
    aisha_08on April 17, 2006   Link
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    General Comment\"Please don\'t put your life in the hands, of a rock n roll band, who\'ll throw it all away\" - Oasis\' Don\'t Look Back In Anger
    That\'s what that line reminds me of.. its like.. so cliche it wishes it was indie/deep/cool lol cute song tho
    pinkaspinksarahon May 08, 2006   Link
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    General Comment\"Take me to the place where you go
    Where nobody knows
    If it\'s night or day
    Please don\'t put your life in the hands
    Of a Rock \'n\' Roll band
    Who\'ll throw it all away\".. nice:)
    pinkaspinksarahon May 08, 2006   Link

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