Jim Mohr

Jim Mohr

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Folk - Americana | NEW HAVEN, Indiana, United States
Total Song Plays: 558   
Member Since: 2002
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Song Description

9 lives tells the story of a guy watching the girl of his dreams slip away, and then surprise, a happy ending.

Story Behind the Song

This song started out just being a sonwriter practice song. I was trying to come up with rhymes that matched the numbers, and I just ran with it.


9 Lives

Life number one wasn?t much fun. I?d only known you for days.
I didn?t know how often I?d go dying in so many ways.

Life number two was given to you. You wouldn?t return my call.
I was patiently waiting, anticipating. I felt two feet tall.

What you?ve done to me is worse than guns and knives.
You took all of my ?NINE LIVES?

Life number three was taken from me. I was seventeen.
You weren?t aware that I was there. You were the homecoming queen.

Life number four went out the door. I was twenty one.
The perfect setting, a perfect wedding, there was nothing I could?ve done


Life number five, I was barely alive holding onto my dreams.
I wished you the best but then I confessed to one of my deviate schemes.

Life number six hit me like bricks. I saw you on the street.
You and your man, you were holding his hand. I swear you were laughing at me.


Life number seven, I went to heaven it had nothing to do with you.
With shingles like butter, I tripped on the gutter and fell right off of the roof.

Life number eight, you moved out of state. I thought you were gone for good.
Then one sunny day you called to say you finally understood.


Now that you?re mine in life number nine, my last life I will live.
I?ll be what you needed. But I?d gladly repeat it if I had nine more to give.

James Mohr 2001

Song Length
Folk - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Duet Male/Female
Content, Welcoming

Subject Matter
Teachers, Gourmet Food

Similar Artists
James Taylor, Paul Mccartney
1970 - 1979

Lyric Credits JIM MOHR
Music Credits JIM MOHR
Producer Credits JIM MOHR
Performance Credits JIM MOHR, SUE MOHR