Jimmy
Tones And I Lyrics


Jimmy used to run through the streets at night
To escape from all the fighting
He was always told that he wasn't right
So he just kept on writing
Writing to a dad that he wished he'd had
That he didn't know he needed, he said
"We should run away, but today we'll stay"
And I haven't seen him since that day, now I got

Jimmy on my mind, felt like yesterday
But I don't see him anymore, anymore
Jimmy, he got tired, so he couldn't stay
Now I don't see him anymore, anymore

Nah, nah, no, no
I don't see him anymore
Nah, nah, nah, ah

Jimmy would come over after school sometimes
And we'd dance around the garden
He would never talk, but when he would try
It would never come out right and
One day he had to go when his mum called him home
And he looked at me and smiled and he said
"We should run away, but today we'll stay"
And I haven't seen him since that day, now I got

Jimmy on my mind, felt like yesterday
But I don't see him anymore, anymore
Jimmy, he got tired so he couldn't stay
Now I don't see him anymore, now I got
Jimmy on my mind, feels like yesterday
But I don't see him anymore, anymore
Jimmy, he got tired, but he couldn't stay
Now I don't see him anymore, anymore

Nah, nah, no, no
I don't see him anymore
Nah, nah, nah, ah

And I pictured you back in the day when we were nine
We said that someday we would leave this all behind
And I pictured you back in the day when we were nine
We said that someday we would leave this all behind
Now I got

Jimmy on my mind, felt like yesterday (oh, oh, oh lord)
But I don't see him anymore, anymore
Jimmy, he got tired, so he couldn't stay
Now I don't see him anymore, now I got
Jimmy on my mind, feels like yesterday
But I don't see him anymore, anymore
Jimmy, he got tired, but he couldn't stay
Now I don't see him anymore, anymore

Nah, nah, no, no
I don't see him anymore
Nah, nah, nah, nah, ah
I don't see him anymore
Nah, nah, nah, ah
I don't see him anymore
Nah, nah, nah, mmh

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Toni Watson

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

XGibsonOwnerX

My friend sent me this song

My name is Jimmy and I run away from home often because of fighting parents.

She said that all my problems I've told her and multible things are summerized in this song (parts of them) And she says this song is 100% on the spot me.


In other words, This song is scary cause it hits me so scarily hard and that my name is actually Jimmy.

I'm gonna go see my friend and cry on her shoulder now



Gabriela Alejandra Magaña Rivera

Jimmy used to run through the streets at night
To escape from all the fighting
He was always told that he wasn't right
So he just kept on writing
Writing to a dad that he wished he'd had
That he didn't know he needed, he said
"We should run away, but today we'll stay"
And I haven't seen him since that day, now I got
Jimmy on my mind, felt like yesterday
But I don't see him anymore, anymore
Jimmy, he got tired, so he couldn't stay
Now I don't see him anymore, anymore
Nah, nah, no, no
I don't see him anymore
Nah, nah, nah, ah
Jimmy would come over after school sometimes
And we'd dance around the garden
He would never talk, but when he would try
It would never come out right and
One day he had to go when his mum called him home
And he looked at me and smiled and he said
"We should run away, but today we'll stay"
And I haven't seen him since that day, now I got
Jimmy on my mind, felt like yesterday
But I don't see him anymore, anymore
Jimmy, he got tired so he couldn't stay
Now I don't see him anymore, now I got
Jimmy on my mind, feels like yesterday
But I don't see him anymore, anymore
Jimmy, he got tired, but he couldn't stay
Now I don't see him anymore, anymore
Nah, nah, no, no
I don't see him anymore
Nah, nah, nah, ah
And I pictured you back in the day when we were nine
We said that someday we would leave this all behind
And I pictured you back in the day when we were nine
We said that someday we would leave this all behind
Now I got
Jimmy on my mind, felt like yesterday (oh, oh, oh lord)
But I don't see him anymore, anymore
Jimmy, he got tired, so he couldn't stay
Now I don't see him anymore, now I got
Jimmy on my mind, feels like yesterday
But I don't see him anymore, anymore
Jimmy, he got tired, but he couldn't stay
Now I don't see him anymore, anymore
Nah, nah, no, no
I don't see him anymore
Nah, nah, nah, nah, ah
I don't see him anymore
Nah, nah, nah, ah
I don't see him anymore
Nah, nah, nah, mmh



Bo Shot First

This is such an underrated song and one of the kindest, most considerate ways to describe losing someone to suicide.
"Jimmy, he got tired so he couldn't stay"
It's not blaming Jimmy for losing the fight, it's not centering the bereaved by asking "why did you do this?!" or any variant of that, it just understands that Jimmy was a little boy who fought his whole life, whether he wanted to or not, the fight was always put on him to endure and endure and endure, and he clearly fought with his whole heart, even aspiring to dream of running away and making a world of his own away from that pain and shame. He confided in his friend but didn't have the words to spell out just how he needed help, because how could someone in the thick of it know all the names or terminology for what they're going through? Let alone a CHILD.

Jimmy fought and ran as fast as he could and tried to dance his cares away.
But one day he just got too tired and the circumstances that bore down on him, that crushed his heart and soul finally became too overwhelming and he couldn't stay. He tried. He fought. He wrote. He danced. He dreamed.
He did literally all he could with what he had, but it just wasn't enough, and he. got. tired.

That's all people are when they reach the end. They are tired. And they fight til the very last of their body and mind gives out on them.

They are not to blame for losing the fight. They did all they could with what little they could see they had.
They need more, tho. They need support. They need resources. They need guidance and understanding. They need someone outside their own head to recognize what is going on, to tell them it has a name, and to fight alongside them, giving them the tools they need to recognize it at every turn, to identify it, and to know how to begin to combat it efficiently.

No one can nor should have to figure all that out on their own. We HAVE to reach out. We have to also understand when we reach out, once isn't enough. It's an ongoing effort.

Jimmy gave his all til there was nothing left.
Thank you so much Toni for making this song and showing you understand.



All comments from YouTube:

William Darcy

The more I listen to your music and the lyrics, the more I realize that your 18 years on this earth have not been kind to you. Your art reflects a tortured soul at times, which I think gives birth to the power of your voice. I hope you find peace as time moves you through life.

Steven Pecoraro

I agree with this so much and I cry so much! I can relate so much!

Rome Carter

Everyone has pain when i hear this song i cry and cry because.... Its me and my friend.... H-he killed himself.... "And i havent seen him since that day but i dont see him anymore and he got tired so he couldnt stay".... 😭😭😭

Gianinparis QuebecParis

@William Darcy Hi, sorry for reacting that way, I just wrote down exactly what I said reading your comment. I didn't mean to sound mean or cocky and I'm happy you reacted calmly.
I hope you are or will be happy and I wish you'll stay healthy during your life 😊
Sorry again 😟

William Darcy

Gianinparis QuebecParis maybe she is, but when you are as old as I am 18 or 26 is not much of a difference. Hopefully you’ll live a long life and think so too.

Gianinparis QuebecParis

She's 27 but...whatever

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XGibsonOwnerX

My friend sent me this song

My name is Jimmy and I run away from home often because of fighting parents.

She said that all my problems I've told her and multible things are summerized in this song (parts of them) And she says this song is 100% on the spot me.


In other words, This song is scary cause it hits me so scarily hard and that my name is actually Jimmy.

I'm gonna go see my friend and cry on her shoulder now

Jamey Brown

It's the art speaking to bruv. It's trying to tell you don't worry be happy lad.. 👍

wotblitz LATAM

poor

Lu Da Noob

Aww ;-;

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