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This track was written by Billy Gray and was originally performed by the late, great band Ben Franklin and it appears on their album Optimist. We thank Billy (for allowing us to record this cover) and all the former members of Ben Franklin for being some of our first friends and supporters when we first joined the Tiny Giant Artist Collective scene.

We would also like to thank Ocean County Music for letting us borrow their acoustic bass, cajon, and vocal mic for this track.

Finally many thanks go out to our great Party Vocalists.

lyrics

Goodbye, my Jimmy Jones
I'm sorry, I've got to go
If I stay here, I'll lose my mind
So I'm never coming home
This town, it knows my business
This town, it knows my shame
So I'm going back to the ocean
Where no one remembers my name

Well, I moved away when Amelia never came home
She was still in town
But I don't think she slept alone
And I was tired of seein' her face
Though I never saw her again
Every time I'd leave the house
I'd see a ghost in the street or my day dreams
We painted this town red
Got caught by the cops once or twice
And I told her parents they could go to Hell,
And I took her in with me
But she couldn't run from her problems
And she couldn't run from her family
When she finally left
I shouldn't have been surprised by the relief

I packed one bag for the train
(Lord, I end up in such strange places)
Bought a ticket back to the coast
(Lord, I end up in such strange places)
I wasn't gonna tell anyone that I was leaving
(Lord, I end up in such strange places)
But I stopped to write my only friend a note, and it said

Goodbye, my Jimmy Jones
I'm sorry, I've got to go
If I stay here, I'll lose my mind
So I'm never coming home
This town, it knows my business
This town, it knows my shame
So I'm going back to the ocean
Where no one remembers my name

credits

from One​-​Ten​-​Ten [EP], released July 13, 2012
Sean Favre - Acoustic Bass
Graeme Gardner - Cajon, Stomps & Claps, and Party Vocals
Keith Laviola - Stomps & Claps and Party Vocals
Scott Thompson - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Stomps & Claps, and Party Vocals

Party Vocalists: Reed Adler, Evan Campbell, Will Acevedo, Jessica Miller, John Soltys, and Cassie Kingsbury

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