1. You\'ll Never Work in Dis Bidness Again

    YOU'LL NEVER WORK IN DIS BIDNESS AGAIN
    Jimmy Buffett, Michael Utley, Vince Melamed, Josh Leo, Willie Weeks and Matt Betton
    (For all of those who have dared to try, made it and lived to tell about it.) He told it to the monkeys and they didn't talk back
    Then he told the old iguana and he didn't attack They told me before I started
    That it never ever would work out
    Stay in school, don't be a fool
    But I had to see what life is about So I went to Biloxi seeking fortune and fame
    I got hired, I got fired, I got called dirty names
    You'll never never work in dis bidness again
    No you'll never, no never
    Never work in dis bidness again I knew I needed representation
    and I found it one night in a bar
    He was a bondsman and a part time agent
    And he said that he would make me a star He said, "You don't have to be that good
    To make it out in Hollywood
    You just have to change and complain."
    Or you'll never, never work in dis bidness again
    You'll never, no, never, never work in dis bidness again. (INSTRUMENTAL) I parked cars at the Rainbow
    I sold maps of the stars
    I got my nose broken in Spago's
    When I puked on the bar All I played is a double barmitzvah
    Bubba played a double bar mitzvah It's a jungle out there
    We love it
    Hell, I don't care
    I'm going back to my predator friends
    I will never, never work in dis bidness again
    No, I'll never, no never, never work in this bidness again
    You'll never, never work in this bidness again.
  2. The City

    The City Ahh
    Ah, ahh
    Ah, ahh
    As a child on the farm
    I was warned of the wiles of the city
    Of that demon disguise
    There's the dirt in the skies of the city
    Well they say the proximity warps their minds
    'Til they're shooting one another just to pass the time
    And we live it appears
    Both in spite and in fear of the city
    Ooh, ooh yeah
    Ooh
    I was constantly told
    How our lives were controlled by the city
    How they keep us in debt
    With the trends that they set it's a pity
    Now the beautiful people in the magazines
    Got the normal ones living beyond their means
    And the things that they said
    Made me go in my head to the city
    Ooh
    Ahh
    Ah, ahh
    Ah, ahh
    When I finally came
    There's some things still the same in the city
    You still lie under the thumb
    Of the rich and the young and the pretty
    Well they weren't much different than we might act
    If there was that many others stacked and closely packed
    It's an ancient idea
    But it struck me so clear in the city
    Oooh, ooh yeah
    Ooh, ooh yeah
    Ooh
    Ahh
    Ah, ahh
    Ah, ahh
  3. Last Mango in Paris

    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.
  4. Come Monday

    COME MONDAY
    Jimmy Buffett Headin' up to San Francisco
    for the Labor Day weekend show,
    I've got my hush-puppies on,
    I guess I never was meant for
    glitter rock and roll.
    And honey I didn't know
    that I'd be missin' so. (Chorus)
    Come Monday It'll be all right,
    Come Monday I'll be holding you tight.
    I spent four lonely days in a brown L.A. haze
    and I just want you back by my side. Yes it's been quite a summer,
    rent-a-cars and west bound trains.
    And now your off on vacation,
    somethin' you tried to explain.
    And darlin' I love you so that's
    the reason I just let you go. Chorus I can't help it honey,
    your that much a part of me now.
    Remember the night in Montana when
    we said there'd be no room for doubt. I hope your enjoyin' the scen'ry,
    I know that it's pretty up there.
    We can go hikin on Tuesday,
    with you I'd walk anywhere.
    California has worn me quite thin,
    I just can't wait to see you again. End Chorus
  5. Today's Message

    Today's Message "Oh yes. Welcome, welcome all. In the middle of this parrothead madness this evening we thought it would be appropriate to take a few minutes of your time to reflect on a little spiritual, spiritual healing. Heal'em up sister. We have such a choir with us this evening. We can't wait to hear all of you sing with us. That's why we're here. We heard you all on a couple of songs already. The only thing is, it's not nice to beat Jimmy to the words of his own song." "Yes, we white people been working on rhythm for a while but we've got a long way to go. So when we get to this next song we'd like for you to sing. I know that some of you may be a little hesitant here. The climate that's going around these days because some pea-brained people think that some of my songs are obscene and nasty. We know better don't we? But I just feel sorry for the ones that don't. It's just that the times have moved so far ahead of 'em they're back in the pea-brained past." "Time has moved so fast, I will give you a couple of examples. Today, a pair of tennis shoes costs more than a lot of your first automobiles did. I had a hundred dollar pick-up truck back in those days. I know. Can I get an AMEN for a hundred dollar pick-up truck?" "Today there are two Madonnas. Our Lady of Fatima over here, and that woman from Michigan runnin' around Italy with Warren Beatty over here. Looks like Helen of Troy. Sue me baby sue me, yeah." "And uh, we don't want you to think of this song in those terms because this song that we're about to get you to help us with is not a nasty, obscene song. It is a love song, from a slightly different point of view, that's all. And before we sing it we just want to bring you a little message of peace, prosperity, and hope in such a trouble world today. But Reverened Jim has a few things he thinks could work to solve our world problems and our world tensions." "First of all, we send all the presidents of the savings and loans associations over to run the country of Iraq. That would solve two problems right there. And world peace, I've got an answer for world peace. We take the money that it'd cost us to build just one B-1 bomber, that one that doesn't work. We change it into five dollar bills. We put all of this money into bags and we fly over the Atlantic Ocean, past Europe because they're getting their shit togehter anyway. We drop this money on the Russian people. All those little tiny pictures of Abraham Lincoln come tumblin' down out of the sky. I want them to feel those sawbucks in their hands. You know how your money feels when you accidently leave it in your blue jeans and you take it out and it's all warm and soft, oooh! Well we let those Russian people hang on to that money for about a week and then we fly back over there. We fill our airplanes full of mail order catalogs from L.L. Bean. From up in Columbus, Sporty's Pilot Shop. And Victoria's Secret! The Russian people have this money in their hand, the catalogs come down. They look at those pictures on the opening pages of the Victoria's Secret catalog, not back in the outdoors section, you know what I'm talking about right? They got the money, they got the catalogs, they're going to get the idea. They send all the money back to us to buy the stuff. We have full employment. There's world peace, and the Russians have crotch-less underwear through the twenty-first century! Thank you!" "So I hope you have no hesitation about joining us in this song. As I said, it is just a love song, from a different point of view."
  6. A Love Song (From a Different Point of View)

    A Love Song (From a Different Point of View) "Okay"
    I really do appreciate the fact you're sittin' here
    Your voice sounds so wonderful
    But yer face don't look too clear
    Bar maid bring a pitcher, another round o' brew
    "Alright let's here it"
    Why (don't we get drunk and screw)
    "You're on the record!"
    Why don't we get drunk and screw
    I just bought a water bed, it's filled up for me and you
    They say you are a snuff queen
    Honey I don't think that's true
    So, why don't we get drunk and screw.
    "I can't wait for 'em to put that label on my live album.
    You're sounding absolutely wonderful out there, but we have invited the all girls choir from Lima,
    Ohio down here and we can't here them too well now.
    We'd like all of you gentlemen out in the audience to just sorta take a break,
    sit back and let's let these beautiful women of the Nineties tell us how they feel about it.
    Ladies are you ready? On the count of four. One, two, three, four."
    Why (don't we get drunk and screw)
    "Whoo yeah!"
    I just bought a waterbed it's filled up with Elmer's glue."
    They say you are a snuff queen
    Let's see what all you macho men can do
    Why (don't we get drunk and screw)
    "Oh yeah."
    Why don't we get drunk and screw
    "I think we better work this out amongst ourselves."
    Why don't we get drunk and screw, oooh yeah
  7. One Particular Harbour

    ONE PARTICULAR HARBOUR
    Jimmy Buffett & Bobby Holcomb IA ORA TE NATURA
    E MEA AROFA TEIE AO NEI
    IA ORA TE NATURA
    E MEA AROFA TEIE AO NEI Nature lives (life to nature)
    Have pity for the Earth
    (Love the Earth) I know I don't get there often enough
    But God knows I surely try
    It's a magic kind of medicine
    That no doctor could prescribe I used to rule my world from a pay phone
    And ships out on the sea
    But now times are rough
    And I got too much stuff
    Can't explain the likes of me Chorus:
    But there's this one particular harbour
    So far but yet so near
    Where I see the days as they fade away
    And finally disappear But now I think about the good times
    Down in the Caribbean sunshine
    In my younger days I was so bad
    Laughin' about all the fun we had I've seen enough to feel the world spin
    Mixin' different oceans meetin' cousins
    Listen to the drummers and the night sounds
    Listen to the singers make the world go 'round IA ORA TE NATURA
    E MEA AROFA TEIE AO NEI
    IA ORA TE NATURA
    E MEA AROFA TEIE AO NEI Lakes below the mountains
    Flow into the sea
    Like oils applied to canvas
    They permeate through me And there's that one particular harbour
    Sheltered from the wind
    Where the children play on the shore each day
    And all are safe within Most mysterious calling harbour
    So far but yet so near
    I can see the day when my hair's full gray
    And I finally disappear IA ORA TE NATURA
    E MEA AROFA TEIE AO NEI
    IA ORA TE NATURA
    E MEA AROFA TEIE AO NEI UA PAU TE MAITAI NO TE FENUA
    RE ZAI NOA RA TE ORA O TE MITIE Bounty of the land is exhausted
    But there's still abundance on the sea
  8. Honey Do

    HONEY DO
    Jimmy Buffett & Mike Utley You never try to keep the wild ones home
    But mister don't just sit there and wait
    Go out on the town makin' all of the rounds
    It don't matter if you're your own date Vacantly occupied, sat on the beach til my body got fried
    Dreamin' of your pretty eyes up in South Carolina
    I can't pronounce my r's or g's when I'm speakin' Southerneese
    Honey do, Honey, come and do me again I've seen your fat cats style
    Three hundred pounds of jive ass smile
    Young girls gigglin' all the while
    That's not my cup of chowder I go for candlelight
    Cold champagne nearly every night
    Honey, do a little toast to me and you Honey, why couldn't you have taken the non stop train
    I'm hungry and I really want to see you again I know it's gettin' late
    Waiter keeps starin' at your empty plate
    Maitre'd keeps tellin' me
    "Sir, she's just not coming." Now what the hell does Garcon know
    We've been through all this before
    Honey do, Honey, come and do me again Honey, why couldn't you have taken the non stop train?
    I'm hungry and I really want to see you again Vacantly occupied, sat on the beach til my body got fried
    Dreamin' of your pretty eyes up in South Carolina
    I can't pronounce my r's or g's when I'm speakin' Southerneese
    Honey do, Honey come and do me again
    Yeah, Honey do, Honey come and do me again.
  9. Cheeseburger in Paradise

    CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE
    Jimmy Buffett Tried to amend my carnivorous habits.
    Made it nearly seventy days,
    Losin' weight without speed, eatin' sunflower seeds,
    Drinkin' lots of carrot juice and soakin' up rays. But at night I'd have these wonderful dreams
    Some kind of sensuous treat.
    Not zucchini, fettuccine, or bulgur wheat,
    But a big warm bun and a huge hunk of meat. Cheeseburger in paradise.
    Heaven on earth with an onion slice.
    Not too particular, not too precise.
    I'm just a cheeseburger in paradise. I like mine with lettuce and tomato,
    Heinz Fifty-seven and French fried potatoes.
    Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer.
    Well, good God Almighty, which way do I steer
    For my cheeseburger in paradise. Verse 2:
    Heard about the old time sailor men,
    They eat the same thing again and again;
    Warm beer and bread they say could raise the dead.
    Well, it reminds me of the menu at a Holiday Inn. But times have changed for sailors these days.
    When I'm in port I get what I need;
    Not just Havanas or banana or daiquiris,
    But that American creation on which I feed! Cheeseburger is paradise medium rare with Muenster'd be nice
    Not too particular, not too precise
    I'm just a cheeseburger in paradise. I like mine with lettuce and tomato
    Heinz 57 and French fried potatoes
    Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer
    Well, good god Almighty which way do I steer For a cheeseburger in paradise
    Makin' the best of every virtue and vice.
    Worth every damn bit of sacrifice
    To get a cheeseburger in paradise;
    To be a cheeseburger in paradise.
    I'm just a cheeseburger in paradise.
  10. A Pirate Looks at Forty

    PIRATE LOOKS AT FORTY
    Jimmy Buffett Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call,
    Wanted to sail upon your waters
    since I was three feet tall.
    You've seen it all, you've seen it all. Watch the men who rode you,
    Switch from sails to steam.
    And in your belly you hold the treasure
    that few have ever seen, most of them dreams,
    Most of them dreams. Yes, I am a pirate two hundred years too late.
    The cannons don't thunder there's nothin' to plunder
    I'm an over forty victim of fate
    Arriving too late, arriving too late. I've done a bit of smugglin'
    I've run my share of grass.
    I made enough money to buy Miami,
    But I pissed it away so fast,
    Never meant to last, never meant to last. I have been drunk now for over two weeks,
    I passed out and I rallied and I sprung a few leaks,
    But I've got to stop wishin',
    Got to go fishin', I'm down to rock bottom again.
    Just a few friends, just a few friends. Instrumental I go for younger women, lived with several awhile
    And though I ran away, they'll come back one day.
    And still could manage a smile
    It just takes awhile, just takes awhile. Mother, mother ocean, after all these years I've found
    My occupational hazard being my occupations
    just not around.
    I feel like I've drowned,
    Gonna head uptown.
  11. Jolly Mon

    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
  12. Gypsies in the Palace

    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.
  13. Fins

    FINS
    Jimmy Buffett, Deborah McColl, B.Chance, Tom Corcoran She came down from Cincinnati.
    It took her three days on the train.
    Lookin' for some peace and quiet;
    hoped to see the sun again.
    But now she lives down by the ocean.
    She's takin' care to look for sharks.
    They hang out in the local bars,
    And they feed right after dark. Chorus
    Can't you feel 'em circlin' (closin'in) honey?
    Can't you feel 'em swimmin' around?
    You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
    and you're the only bait in town.
    You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
    and you're the only girl in town. She's savin' up all of her money.
    Wants to head south in May;
    Maybe roll in the sand with a rock'n'roll man,
    Somewhere down Montserrat way.
    But the money's good in the season;
    Helps to lighten her load.
    Boys keep her high as the months go by.
    She's gettin' postcards from the road. Chorus
    Sailed off to Antigua.
    It took her three days on a boat.
    Lookin' for some peace and quiet;
    Maybe keep her dreams afloat.
    But now she feels like a remora,
    'cause the school's still close at hand.
    Just behind the reef are the big white teeth
    of the sharks that can swim on the land.
  14. Margaritaville

    MARGARITAVILLE
    Jimmy Buffett Nibblin' on sponge cake,
    watchin' the sun bake;
    All of those tourists covered with oil.
    Strummin' my six string on my front porch swing.
    Smell those shrimp--
    They're beginnin' to boil. Wasted away again in Margaritaville,
    Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt.
    Some people claim that there's a woman to blame,
    But I know it's nobody's fault. Don't know the reason,
    Stayed here all season
    With nothing to show but this brand new tattoo.
    But it's a real beauty,
    A Mexican cutie, how it got here
    I haven't a clue. Wasted away again in Margaritaville,
    Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt.
    Some people claim that there's a woman to blame,
    Now I think,-- hell it could be my fault. I blew out my flip flop,
    Stepped on a pop top;
    Cut my heel, had to cruise on back home.
    But there's booze in the blender,
    And soon it will render
    That frozen concoction that helps me hang on. Wasted away again in Margaritaville
    Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt.
    Some people claim that there's a woman to blame,
    But I know, it's my own damn fault.
    Yes, and some people claim that there's a woman to blame, And I know it's my own damn fault
  15. Jamaica Farewell

    Jamaica Farewell Down the way where the nights are gay
    And the sun shines daily on the mountain top
    I took a trip on a sailing ship
    But when I reached Jamaica I made her stop
    Now I'm sad to say
    I'm on my way (on my way)
    I won't be back for many a day
    My heart is down
    My head is turning around
    I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town
    Sounds of laughter everywhere
    And the dancing girls sway to and fro
    I must declare my heart is there
    Though I have been from Maine to Mexico
    Still I'm sad to say
    I'm on my way (on my way)
    I won't be back for many a day
    My heart is down
    My head is turning around
    I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town
    Down at the market you can hear
    Ladies cry out while on their heads they bear
    Ackev rice, salt fish are nice
    Oh the rum is fine anytime of year
    Now I'm sad to say
    I'm on my way (on my way)
    I won't be back for many a day
    My heart is down
    My head is turning around
    I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town
    Down the way where the nights are gay
    And the sun shines daily on the mountaintop
    I took a trip on a sailing ship
    But when I reached Jamaica I made her stop
    Now I'm sad to say
    I'm on my way (on my way)
    I won't be back for many a day
    My heart is down
    My head is turning around
    I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town
    I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town
    I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town
  16. Volcano

    VOLCANO
    Jimmy Buffett, Keith Sykes & Harry Dailey Now, I don't know, I don't know where I'm a gonna go
    when the volcano blow.
    Let me say it now,
    I don't know, I don't know where I'm a gonna go
    when the volcano blow. Ground, she movin' under me.
    Tidal waves out on the sea.
    Sulphur smoke up in the sky.
    Pretty soon we learn to fly Chorus
    Let me hear you, now
    I don't know, I don't know where I'm a gonna go
    when the volcano blow.
    Let me hear you now.
    I don't know, I don't know where I'm a gonna go
    when the volcano blow. My girl quickly say to me,
    "Mon you better watch your feet."
    Lava come down soft and hot.
    "You better lava me now or lava me not. Chorus No time to count what I'm worth,
    cause I just left the planet Earth.
    Where I go I hope there's rhum.
    Not to worry mon soon come. Chorus But I don't want to land in New York City,
    I don't want to land in Mexico.
    I don't want to land on no Three Mile Island;
    I don't want to see my skin a-glow. Don't want to land in Comanche Sky Park,
    or in Nashville, Tennessee.
    I don't want to land in no San Juan airport or
    the Yukon Territory. Don't want to land in no San Diego.
    Don't want to land in no Buzzards Bay.
    I don't want to land on no Ayahtolla.
    I got nothin' more to say.

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