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Last Mango In Paris (1985)

  • 1 Everybody's on the Run
    Lyrics
    EVERYBODY'S ON THE RUN
    Jimmy Buffett, M. Chapman, W.Jennings & Mike Utley

    First time I ran
    Was to the end of the block
    I didn't know then
    That it never would stop
    Mow I look around
    And what do I see
    More and more people
    Running faster then me
    These days
    Everybody's on the run

    When I fell in love
    For the very first time
    I couldn't keep up
    With that girl of mine
    On a mighty fast track
    She ran like the wind
    And she never looked back
    These days
    Everybody's on the run

    Now I've been to England
    And I've been to France
    I've learned to love oysters
    And I know how to dance
    Someday I'll die
    And come back again
    As some little boy
    Just running to win
    These days
    Everybody's on the run

    Look in the mirror
    And what do I see
    The gypsy and fool that I always will be
    These days
    Everybody's on the run
    These days
    Everybody's on the run

  • 2 Frank and Lola
    Lyrics
    FRANK AND LOLA
    Jimmy Buffett & Steve Goodman

    Lola loves Frank, Frankie loves Lola
    On their second honeymoon in Pensacola
    Tryin' to find a little privacy, oh me
    There'd been too much screamin', fussin' and fightin'
    The doggies were yellin', the children were bitin'
    Frank and Lola tryin' to get together again

    So he took her to this movie called "Body Heat"
    She said, "The Junior Mints were mushy and the sex was neat.
    Oh my, Frankie weren't we better than that before our spat."
    Frankie told Lola, "Honey, can't you see that I'll jump start you if
    you'll kick start me."
    Frankie and Lola, tryin' to get together again.

    So they strolled along the highway, they walked along the beach
    They stopped at several raw bars where they slurped a dozen each
    Bought a bunch of popcorn from the fat man on the dock
    Baby, turn back the pages, turn round the clock.

    Lola told Frank, "Time we put it to the test."
    After Frankie told Lola she was stil the best
    They fell asleep in the sand underneath the Florida moon in June.
    Lola counted rainbows, Frankie counted sheep
    Til they almost got run over by the lifeguards' jeep
    Frank and Lola tryin' to get together again.

    Go, Frank, go
    Lola, lo
    Go Frank, go, wow

    So they strolled along the highway, they walked along the beach
    Stopped at several raw bars where they slurped a dozen each
    Bought a bunch of popcorn from the fat man on the dock
    Baby turn back the pages, turn 'round the clock.

    Lola loves Frank, Frankie loves Lola
    On their second honeymoon in Pensacola
    Trying to find a little priva
    Trying to find a little priva
    Trying to find a little privacy

    Go, Frank, go
    Lola, lo
    Go, Mango

  • 3 Perfect Partner
    Lyrics
    THE PERFECT PARTNER
    Marshall Chapman

    Look over here there's a girl
    Iv'e never seen her before
    Her eyes are looking straight at you
    Across the crowded dance floor
    Ooh she's smiling
    What a beautiful sight
    I got a funny feeling
    She's gonna dance with you tonight

    She could be the perfect partner
    She can take it in her stride
    She won't try to lead or follow
    The perfect partner by your side

    You've got to take a chance
    You got to let somebody move you
    It can happen at a dance
    When there's a rhythm you can groove to
    Ooh here she comes ya'll
    She's coming straight to me
    She's gonna ask me if I want to dance
    I'll just have to wait and see

    She could be the perfect partner
    She can take it in her stride
    She won't try to lead or follow
    The perfect partner by my side

    The worse that can happen
    Is she steps on you toes
    But til you take that first step with her
    How will you know

    That she could be the perfect partner
    She can take it in her stride
    She won't try to lead or follow
    The perfect partner by my side.

  • 4 Please Bypass This Heart
    Lyrics
    PLEASE BYPASS THIS HEART
    Jimmy Buffett, Will Jennings & Mike Utley

    Everyday I read about these operations
    That make a heart that's weak so strong again
    I relate it to my own situation
    And now I know just what to say to you.

    Please bypass this heart
    Until I'm well again
    Let's not even start to fall where we fell again
    The cheating was sweet but my heart is beat
    Don't tear it apart
    Please bypass this heart
    Please bypass this heart

    In simpler times I didn't need a lot of healing
    My heart was young and strong and worked just fine
    But now you've shown me there's a hurting side of feeling
    There's just one cure and here's what you must do

    Please bypass this heart.

  • 5 Gypsies in the Palace
    Lyrics
    GYPSIES IN THE PALACE
    Jimmy Buffett, Glenn Frey & Will Jennings

    So long Boss, knock 'em dead, don't worry 'bout a thing
    Wish that we could come along, we'd love to hear you sing
    The limo's here, your bags are packed, the list is by the phone,
    Me and Snake will watch your place and treat it like our own

    Look at all this liquor
    Look at all this food
    It's only gonna go to waste
    We're not really being rude
    But the good stuff's in his closet, I swear he wouldn't mind
    Hell, we''ll just shoot the lock off, I do it all the time

    We're gypsies in the palace, he's left us here alone
    The order of the sleepless knights will now assume the throne
    We ain't got no money, we ain't got no fight
    But we're gypsies in the palace, we got it all tonight

    There's damsels in distress out there and we got all this beer
    We'll free them from their condos and bring them over here
    We'll show them his gold records
    We'll play his music loud
    We'll party just like Bubba does
    We'll do the old man proud

    We're gypsies in the palace, there ain't no wrong or right
    We're gypsies in the palace, and we're going wild tonight.

    He's the greatest guy to work for, man, he's really cool
    Hey Snake, this party's getting dull, throw someone in the pool
    Hey, let's all take our clothes off and form a conga line
    Watch out for that broken glass, hey Snake, we need more wine

    We're gypsies in the palace, there ain't no wrong or right
    We're gypsies in the palace and we're raising hell tonight, hey

    Oh, hi there Boss, what's goin' on?
    You say you're coming when?
    I'll send Snake to pick you tomorrow night at ten, okay

    Everybody out of here, the show is closing down
    We've got to find someone to clean this up,
    He's coming back to town

    Hi there boss, we waxed your car, we raked and mowed
    your lawn
    We couldn't find enough to do in the short time you
    were gone

    Man it sure is peaceful here, you really got it all
    If you ever hit the road again, give me and Snake
    a call

    We're gypsies in the palace, he's left us here alone
    The order of the Sleepless Knights will now assume
    the throne
    We ain't got no money, we ain't got no right
    But we're gypsies in the palace, we got it all tonight

    Hello?
    Hey, Jimmy, it's Glenn
    Glenn, How ya' doing?
    Fine man, I'm going on the road, do you know anyone who
    could house sit for me?
    I got these two great guys that look after my place man,
    they're the best.

  • 6 Desperation Samba (Halloween in Tijuana)
    Lyrics
    DESPERATION SAMBA (HALLOWEEN IN TIAJUANA)
    Jimmy Buffett, Will Jennings, Timothy B.Schmidt

    Halloween in Tijuana
    Full moon in my eyes
    I wonder how in the hell I got here
    Without a disguise

    Should I take this last step
    or turn myself around
    or follow my intuition into that border town

    Yo quiero a bailar en Mexico
    Do the despreation samba con nos amigos
    Yo quiero a bailar en Mexico
    Do the desperation samba con nos amigos

    Pretty girls they beckon
    From their rooms above
    Skeletons are dancing
    in the name of love

    Don't know where I'm going
    Don't like where I've been
    There may be no exit
    But hell I'm going in

    Yo quiero a bailar en Mexico
    Do the desperation samba con nos amigos
    Yo quiero a bailer en Mexico
    Do the desperation samba con nos amigos

    Hear the people singing the same old
    haunting tune
    I drink because I know it's me against the moon

    Yo quiero a bailar en Mexico
    Do the desperation samba con nos amigos

  • 7 If the Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me
    Lyrics
    IF THE PHONE DOESN'T RING, IT'S ME
    Jimmy Buffett, Will Jennings, Michael Utley

    There are oceans of feelings between us
    Currents that take us and sweep us away
    That's why we seldom have seen us
    In the light of a cold hard day

    Lots of new friends with the same old answers
    Open your eyes, you might see
    Of our lives were that simple
    We'd live in the past
    If the phone doesn't ring, it's me

    If the phone doesn't ring
    You'll know that it's me
    I'll be out in the eye of the storm
    If the phone doesn't ring
    you'll know that I'll be
    Where someone can make me feel warm
    It's too bad we can't turn
    and live in the past
    If the phone doesn't ring, it's me

    I've had good days and bad days
    And going half mad days
    I try to let go but you're still on my mind
    I've lost all the old ways
    I'm searching for new plays
    Putting it all on the line

    Lots of new friends with the same old problems
    Open your eyes, you might see
    If our lives were that simple
    We'd live in the past
    If the phone doesn't ring, it's me

    If it takes all the future
    We'll live through the past
    If the phone doesn't ring, it's me

  • 8 Last Mango in Paris
    Lyrics
    LAST MANGO IN PARIS
    Jimmy Buffett, Marshall Chapman, Will Jennings & Michael Utley

    I went down to Captain Tony's to get out of the heat
    When I heard a voice call out to me, "Son, come have a seat"
    I had to search my memory as I looked into those eyes
    Our lives change like the weather but a legend never dies

    He said, "I ate the last mango in Paris
    Took the last plane out of Saigon
    Took the first fast boat to China
    And "Jimmy, there's still so much to be done."

    I had a third world girl in Buzios
    With a pistol on each hand
    She always kept me covered
    As we moved from land to land
    I had a damn good run on wall street
    With my high fashion model wife
    Til I woke up dry beneath the African sky
    Just me and my Swiss Army knife

    I ate the last mango in Paris
    Took the last plane out of Saigon
    Took the first fast boat to China
    And Jimmy there's still so much to be done

    We shot the breeze for hours
    As the sun fell from the skies
    And like the sun hw disappeared before my very eyes
    It was somewhere past dark-thirty
    When I went back to the head
    I read upon the dingy wall
    The words the old man said

    I ate the last mango in Paris...
    ....so much to be done.
    Why don't we wander and follow la vie dansante.

  • 9 Jolly Mon Sing
    Lyrics
    JOLLY MON
    Jimmy Buffett, Will Jennings & Michael Utley

    There is a tale that the island people tell
    Don't care if it is true 'cause I love it so well.
    Jolly Mon sang for his supper every night
    The people fed him well 'cause he treated them so right

    Of Jolly Mon sing
    Oh make Orion ring

    And they wanted him to sing on the islands near and far
    He always found his way by Orion the lucky star
    He'd tell them of their joys, he'd tell them of their woes
    They'd love to see him come and hate to see him go

    Oh Jolly Mon sing
    Oh make the music ring

    He was making his way home on a dark and stormy night
    When he heard a cry for help, he saw a flashing light
    When he reached the other boat and offered him a hand
    They said, "Give us all your cargo." as they took
    a pirate stand

    Oh Jolly Mon sing
    Oh give them everything

    "Jolly Mon we know you - Sing your last song very well"
    They tossed him in the ocean cause their hearts were
    made in hell
    Came along a dolphin, he said,"Jolly Mon Hello"
    "I've always loved your singing - climb on board
    and don't let go."

    Oh Jolly Mon sing
    Oh make the oceans ring

    The night was filled with magic as they bid the sea goodbye
    They swam into the heavens - they stayed up in the sky
    And all the island people when they wish upon a star
    See the dolphin and the Jolly Mon who tell them where
    they are

    Oh Jolly Mon sing
    Oh make the heavens ring
    Oh Jolly Mon sing
    Oh make the magic ring

  • 10 Beyond the End
    Lyrics
    BEYOND THE END
    Jimmy Buffett, Marshall Chapman, Will Jennings

    Mayan moon was burning
    We saw visions
    Of the past returning
    On the shore
    The band was playing
    We all heard
    What the moon was saying

    The world keeps closing in
    It has before
    It will again
    A voice beyond the wind
    Says we must go
    Beyond the end
    So follow
    Beyond the end

    A sea of friends are singing
    Vaya con dios
    Mis amigos
    We take their hopes and feelings
    To some new world
    We'll be revealing

    Old worlds keep closing in
    They have before
    They will again
    Voices call
    Beyond the wind
    Say we must go
    Beyond the end
    And follow
    Beyond the end