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Just For Me
Lyrics: John Popper
Music: John Popper

Just another one, four, five about as cute as can be,
And danceable but I don't really care
I was just glad I'm alive and I had nothing else to do
And besides, the beat was already there

Oh, that's right, no it wasn't me, I didn't do it
Say what you will but you can't blame a thing on me
And really even if you could I said I couldn't care less
Not now, not today, this morning you got me feeling free

Yeah, just me
This one's, this one's just for me
Yeah, yeah, just me
Oh, some things, some things are just for me

I swear to God I took a walk and it occurred to me while I was outside
That if I was looking for a miracle I might do well to look up to the sky
The dawn bringing open the day you'd say that it was blinding me
But still I had to stop right there and wonder why
Now, I know for certain, cause I've been around
That the sun shines every day, even though you might not get to see
No matter who, no matter where, no matter weather permitting
The miracle is that sometimes it can burn just for you

Or just me
Oh, this one's burning just for me
Yeah, yeah, yeah me
Oh, some things, some things are just for me

I wrote the editor for some news print shots
But he just sent me some old forget-me-nots
And this ain't Vegas but I've played the slots
So I figure on dropping one coin in

And some old Seminole yelled look out below
You know long ago they wouldn't let him go
But now they're laying low in Idaho
And so Geronimo, finally he gets to win


Or lose, who cares about the news
We all live and schmooze, as we choose
The effort's always in the details
I've put in my time
I bump and grind and rise and shine
I whine and whine and pine and ache like everybody else

Yeah, me
Oh, this one's, this one's just for me
Yeah, yeah, yeah me
Oh, some things, some things are just for me

Yeah, yeah, yeah me
Oh, this one's, this one's just for me
Yeah, me
Oh, some things, some things are just for me

Just another one, four, five about as cute as can be
And danceable but I don't really care


2001 Blues Traveler Publishing Corporation

First release: Bridge
Released: 05/08/2001
Earliest time played: 12/12/1988
Last time played: 09/04/2010
Playing frequency:
  169 plays (see all shows)
  9.10% of shows in the database
  9.15% of shows since debut
  Detailed statistics
Song information:
  The original fast part to this song contained a reference to Frogwings members Oteil Burbridge and Jimmy Herring.

Other recordings of "Just For Me":
  Travelogue: Blues Traveler Classics, 2002
  Cover Yourself, 2007


one, four, five
Perhaps the most basic chord progression used in playing guitar. The numbers - usually represented by their Roman numeral equivalents of I-IV-V refer to the first, fourth and fifth tones of the major scale. In the key of C, the scale is simply C-D-E-F-G-A-B, making the I the C chord, the IV the F chord and the V the G chord.
forget-me-nots
Forget-me-nots are tiny blue wildflowers. According to German legend, this flower takes its name from the last words of a knight ("Vergissmeinnicht") who drowned while trying to pick some from the riverside for his lady. (Brewer's Dict. of Phrase & Fable)
And this ain't Vegas but I've played the slots/ So I figure on dropping one coin in
A reference to Las Vegas, the gambling capital of the United States. One popular form of gambling is the slot machines, in which three (or more) cylinders with various symbols on them spin around in slots after you put in a coin and pull the handle. If the three symbols line up in the center, you win.
some old Seminole yelled look out below/ You know long ago they wouldn't let him go/ But now they're laying low in Idaho/ And so Geronimo, finally he gets to win
Geronimo (born Goyathlay and dubbed Geronimo by Mexican soldiers) was the last native American chief to surrender his forces and territory to the United States, in 1886, after an amazing 25 years of defiance and flight, i.e. "they wouldn't let him go". Although Geronimo was an Apache chief, not a Seminole, he and his tribe were shipped to Florida - home of the Seminole tribe - for a year after his surrender before being relocated to Alabama, where he would die some 23 years later. These days, there are several Native American reservations in Idaho (i.e., "he gets to win" by reclaiming territory) but Oklahoma actually has the highest population of Native Americans in the United States.

The "look out below" quote appears to refer to the practice of paratroopers shouting "Geronimo" when jumping out of airplanes. This dates back to 1940, when a regiment of parachutists was preparing for a mass jump. To calm their nerves the night before, they watched a movie featuring Chief Geronimo. One private in particular, Pvt. Aubrey Eberhart, was teased by his cohorts about being as afraid as the rest of them were, despite his boasts to the contrary. Finally, he reportedly snapped, "All right, dammit! I tell you jokers what I'm gonna do! To prove to you that I'm not scared out of my wits when I jump, I'm gonna yell 'Geronimo' as loud as hell when I go out that door tomorrow!" The rest, as they say, is history.
bump and grind
To dance suggestively. The phrase dates as early as 1971 in a song by Jackson Heights but may be older.
rise and shine
To wake up. A reversing of roles from the sun, which actually does the rising and shining.