"Tyrone" as written by Erica Wright and Norman Hurt....
I'm getting tired of your shit
You don't ever buy me nothing
See every time you come around
You gotta bring Jim James, Paul and Tyrone

See, why can we be by ourselves sometime?
I've been having this on my mind for a long time
I just want it to be you and me like it used to be, baby
But you don't know how to act

So matter a fact, I think you better call Tyrone
And tell him come on help you get your shit
Yeah you better call Tyrone
But you can't use my phone

Every time we go somewhere
I gotta reach down in my purse
To pay your way
And your homeboys way
And sometimes your cousins way
They don't ever have to pay
Don't have no cars
Hang around in bars
Try to hang around with stars like Badu
I'm gonna tell you true
You better show 'em proof

Call Tyrone
And tell him come on help you get your shit
Oh call Tyrone
But you can't use my phone


Lyrics submitted by brokendrum85

"Tyrone" as written by Norman Hurt Erica Wright

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    General Commenti just think song illustrates the great personality and humor of jim james.
    he's got some erykah badu up in his playlist!
    haha
    bowie89on November 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhy is this listed under My Morning Jacket? This song is by Erykah Badu, but it was performed live once with My Morning Jacket. Just because it was performed with them live, doesn't mean the lyrics should be listed under their band.
    Aifton December 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOnce? It's been a staple of their tour for, well, ever, and they released a cover in "Early Recordings Chapter 2: Learning"
    personmanthingguyon December 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah Aift. do your homework.
    brokendrum85on January 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYeah, come on. Also, he does change some of her lyrics, so it makes sense to put these ones up here.
    the frigginon March 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think that the fact that the first verse lists the names of guys- "Jim, James..." was likely the entire reason this song wound up being covered. And so what? It's a cool version and reinforces Jim's willingness to keep expanding his boundaries.
    SmoothOprtron July 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI luuuv this song. It makes me feel like I'm stoned instead of preggers. Jim James' cover is AWESOME.
    (But yess, I doo luvv Erykah too!)
    I drive around in my car with this sucker cranked and all I can do is smile wide, people. Aaaahyesss.

    "I'm getting tired of your shit" Love that line.

    "See, why can't we be by ourselves sometime?
    I've been having this on my mind for a long time
    I just want it to be you and me like it used to be, baby
    But you don't know how to act"

    Yimmy is KING. Long Live Jim James. He treats me right, bruthas. He gonna take care a my baby!
    Unless a dingo eats it. God DAMN i sure as hell hope not.
    peacebabyon October 08, 2009   Link

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