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A sugar pop dropped down the delivery slot
'Cause he loaded it up
when I was there to buy some strings
Certain times like these
Mean everything to me

Tommy looked up at his novelty clock
He stopped and locked up the shop to play a piece
He turned and talked to me
'Till I would have to leave

He said "young boy you gotta let it fly
There's a song in your lung and a dream in your eye
Don't you beg for prayer when there's so much more
You can dream the whole damn store
There be many a night when you can't find food
From the long road home to the hotel room
But don't forget that I always believed in you"

Good on you boy
Good on me
Good on you

A cigarette shock to the marigold pot
As they wished me good luck
I shut the door and crossed the street
Every couple weeks
I would check in just to see
To dish up in the shock
With the telephone up
Put my cigarette, cough
And said "oh man it's good to hear from you"
And not believe
That Tommy had to leave

Hey there boy go ahead and fly
Say hello to your mom in the midnight sky
I won't forget that you always believed in me
'Cause many a night when I can't find food
Take a look at me now man I'm playing my tunes
I won't forget you
'Cause you were good to me

Good on you, boy
Hell, good on me
But good on you


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    General Commentinteresting song. anyone have any idea what J. is talking about??
    forever smackedon March 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIts about J's mentor who died just before the release of Vol. 1 I believe. The lyrics are pretty self explanitory.
    igloothomason April 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentigloothomas is right, if you've read much of the band's bio Loren was raised in a very religious environment. I think the line "Don't you beg for prayer when there's so much more" is likely something that Tommy, his mentor, told him many times to motivate him.
    The whole song reads like a collection of things Tommy told him whenever he was getting into playing music and it was obvious that he had the talent to be great.
    stedman75on August 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwhy is is called 1331 though?
    jeromyrbon January 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commentmy guess to why its called 1331, is thats the address to the guitar shop tommy worked?
    findinghomeron January 24, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningWith all respects this song is about Tommi Reynolds, the proprietor of Culpeper Music. He must have taught or been a good friend of J’s. The songs name comes from the telephone number to the music store which ends in 1331.
    uncertainon April 28, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningLIFE is always more than the words that we speak,


    AUTIS-MIC BLISS....
    do you understand? can you understand...?

    FIRST-HAND .....
    WILisJustTimeon July 09, 2013   Link

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