Old Jim

Story Behind The Song

I was thinking about the emotional messiness of really loving someone through whatever comes.

Song Length 3:00 Genre Country - Contemporary, Country - Rock
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Female Vocal

Lyrics

Old Jim, they say he murdered nine men,
before he reached the age of ten
I don’t know
They say, he’d cut you if you’re in his way,
leave you like a hound dog stray
maybe that’s so

At noon, they’ll gather in the town saloon
The gallows will be hanging soon
I’ll be on the
Front row, he’ll see my face before he goes
And with every breath he’ll know
He’s not alone

Chorus:
All I know is when someone loves you,
You overlook a multitude of sin,
All I know is when someone’s found you,
You never want to be lost again,
I love old Jim.

My men, will wait until my signal then
In a cloud of dust descend
On this hick town
That rope, will lay in pieces in my hand
And we’ll be gone before they can
Understand

That crowd can pretend
It’s justice they defend
But there’s a story they don’t know
They see an outlaw
I see a grandpa,
Can a man be both?

Chorus:
All I know is when someone loves you,
You overlook a multitude of sin,
All I know is when someone’s found you,
You never want to be lost again,
I love old Jim. I love old Jim.

Lyrics Carol Smith Music Carol Smith
Producer Carol Smith Publisher Sam Weedman
Performance Carol Smith & Sam Weedman
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