Forbidden Jimmy
Has got a mighty sore tooth
From biting too many dimes
In a telephone booth
He's got half of his bootlace
Tied to the dial
Thank you operator
For getting Jimmy to smile

"Call out the Coast Guard"
Screamed the Police
Forbidden Jimmy
He's got three water skis
He put two on his wavelength
And gave one to his girl
She's a mighty fine person
It's a mighty fine world

I'm gonna make all your sorrows bright
Set your soul free
I'll see you tomorrow night
If I can still see

Ginger Caputo
And Dorian Gray
Oughtta stay out of pictures
If they got nothin' to say
Stack 'em back on the rack Jack
Ya know, you're hurting my eye
Forbidden Jimmy
He's getting ready to fly

(Repeat Chorus)

I got caught cooking popcorn
And calling it hail
They wanna stick my head
Inside a water pail
Ya know, they're gonna be sorry
They're gonna pay for it too
Forbidden Jimmy
He's coming straight at you

Lyrics submitted by Bobo192

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    General Commentim not entirely sure what this song is about but is "jimmy" the same guy as the "jimmy" (james lewi) in 6oclock news?
    sk84urlifeon May 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJohn Prine, Steve Goodman and Yes Jimmy Buffett were close friends. Jimmy Buffett's 1973 album A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean had the infamous song " why don't we get drunk and screw". Pretty edgy for the times and that's where the forbidden comes in. Jimmy is none other that Jimmy Buffett a.k.a Marvin Gardens. Just Google Steve Goodman's album "Someone Else's Trouble" and look at the cover photo. John Prine and Marvin Gardens a.k.a Jimmy Buffett standing side by side. That's also why you hear the more tropical background tune in the song. Without a doubt it's Jimmy Buffett.
    bgnarleyon January 23, 2013   Link

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