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Jimmy & Me (MP3)

words & music by Jimmy Webb

Favorite version: Jimmy Webb, Letters, 1972

Notes:

If after the first six songs you're still unsure whether Jimmy is a dreamer or not, this one should do the trick. This song is about so much more than racism—don't stop until you've plumbed its depths. It's about how we live such tiny little circumscribed lives, when we were really meant to live so expansively. It's a prayer to the Lord, and a prayer to the people, that we could somehow, finally, start seeing the beauty around us in all its multifaceted glory, without trying to cram...

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Jimmy & Me (MP3)

aka A Song for My Brother
words & music by Jimmy Webb

Favorite version: B. J. Thomas, Billy Joe Thomas, 1972

Notes:

Speaking of flyin' games, here's another. Again we're chasing after something unattainable. Again we think our flight will never end. It was the last track on B.J. Thomas's album, Billy Joe Thomas, and I played it until all that was left of the song was scratches, clicks and pops. Then I bought another copy and wore that one out, too. Definitely one...

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