Jimmy Cracked Corn
©2001 Garrett Clevenger
A G A wanna tell you a story you might understand.
E G D A Perhaps somethin' you might comprehend. A
G A simple story that makes sense, I think, but
E only if you care to know "Why?" and why I care enough to write and sing this
A G D A There was a boy named Jimmy
A G A who, if you care to know,
A G D E cracked corn while he contemplated
A G A He awoke before the dawn and put his boots on to
E G D A venture into the pre-morning light. He
G A gathered his corn then shattered them
E while the pain in his feet from his 1-size-too-small boots pinched the nerves in his toes and gave him gnarly cramps and
A G D A "Suffering brings enlightenment."
A G A Jimmy needed some
A G D E light to make his harvest easi-
A G A Jimmy spent hard hours cracking his corn. I
E G D A didn't care the corn was being cracked.
G A I prefer the fresh cobs of corn
E If you've never tried fresh, uncooked, sweet, juicy corn on the cob I suggest that be the next thing you eat. Serious-
A G D A He didn't care that I didn't care so
A G A long as I knew he understood it
A G D E wasn’t corn cracking he was
A G A but the contemplating of the Meaning of Life which
E G D A brought him understanding and enlightenment,
G A which, ironically, he wouldn't need
E if he slept a little bit longer. Get more rest it makes you stronger. If you've never slept in, I suggest that be your next morning
A G D A I understood he didn't care that I
A G A didn't care about his corn cracking.
A G D E But I under- stand the value spending
A G A pondering the meaning of Life and everything
E G D A be it through the cracking of corn or the
G A cutting of grass on a hot summer day
E or for that matter, sitting in a hammock in the shade on a hot summer day while watching your poor, unenlightened neighbor fertilize and water his lawn little realizing he'll spend more time cutting grass than Jimmy will be cracking
A G D A I really care deeply
A G A about Jimmy's search for Truth.
A G D E Every- body has some- thing they
A G A which allows their mind to detach from their body. Tran-
E G D A scending time and space virtually.
G A My method is playing guitar.
E If you've never played guitar you should go learn how to
A G D A If you don't care for that,
A G A I understand,
A G D E just as long as you don't hurt
A G A trying to figure out what could really be the
E G D A reason or meaning for your life.
G A If you've never thought of that then
E I suggest you go crack corn. You're bound to find there's so more more. Mind me, cause I'm the one playin' this old guitar until I decide to journey somewhere
A G D A It might be interesting
A G A to be a corn seed
A G D E and be cracked and smashed, to under-
E what it's like to be ground up into cornmeal and dust. Baked into chips or blown airborne. Than I might truly care if our hero Jimmy cracked