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Derek Webb – Jena & Jimmy lyrics
Jena & jimmy they met at a party
To bring our boys back from the war
Jimmy was dancing, he was dancing like crazy
Showing no mercy to the dance floor

Jena was minding, she was minding her business
She did not want no company
Till jimmy spotted her
Like a lamb to the slaughter
And he coaxed her over with a martini

And jena said 'ooh'

She could feel it hitting her bloodstream
Before she knew it she was
Up on his chopping block
And he was flagging down a taxi

If you give me your love
I'll give you my love, give you my love
Gonna take one kiss to shut you up
And that'll be enough

If you give me your love
I'll give you my love, give you my love
Gonna kiss your lips to shut you up

She told him stories of
Social injustices and constitutional rights
He smirked and turned his head
'Just lighten up' he said, 'baby we got all night'

Jena was beautiful and spoke convincingly
He listened just like a priest
His best shot at stopping her
Was if he co-opted her
So he got two more rounds of drinks

And jena said 'ooh'

Jimmy held her like an enemy
Then toasted global peace
And dovetailing interests
As he threw his shot back with a wink


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