"Tommy" as written by and John Baldwin Gourley....
Tommy was a preacher's son
Now he's running through the jungle (Yes sir!)
Fingers cold and fire
When you get so tired and we're so tired

Lazing back in this desert
Waitin' for that sunny day

Tommy was a preacher's son
Now he's running through the streets sellin' up that cocaine
Those fires will get ya
When you get too tired and we're so tired
Eyes blister beaded fortress rolling fevered freight trains in

Well I met three men with friends in office
Smooth dark skin and ivory teeth smiles
Our boots come alive in this mud and this shit

"Life is hard to fill with teeth that bite and eat up our fears"
Through August fall of '69
Jesus had birthed him
He spoke in guns through crippled sheets
For Jesus had birthed him
Sugar cubes fingernails worming snakes that built the fire


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"Tommy" as written by Spencer Davis Muff Winwood

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    General CommentA boy's life gone wrong.

    I could be wrong.
    laurentertainingon July 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm getting some Vietnam war vibes. I'm probably way off but "Now he's running through the jungle "yes sir!", Fingers cold and fire" and "Through August fall of ‘69, Jesus had birthed him, He spoke in guns through crippled sheets" kinda remind me of the vietnam war. Same thing with the boot lines.

    I've no idea what the song is about or how that ties into it though :(

    All that aside, It's a kick ass song!
    wtfmateson August 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNow that you mention it wtfmates, it probably could be bout' the Vietnam war.
    laurentertainingon October 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis might sound odd.
    but you should really listen to the entire album,
    with just one speaker at a time.
    you hear a lot of different things than the lyrics
    and its a fact.
    he is an expert producer.
    and a master mixer. lol

    Well I met three men with friends in office
    Smooth dark skin and ivory teeth(apetite smile) smiles
    Our boots come alive in this mud and this shit (things change or they shit)
    getfastereron January 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwen they play this live they start off with "the devil" and go straight into this song, and they really go well together...tom and andrew from tfot also played with them
    dirk_lanceon February 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is definitely about vietnam

    just listen to the music. it resembles the sounds of gunfire
    mykillon October 20, 2008   Link

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