1. I Love the Now

    I LOVE THE NOW
    Jimmy Buffett & Carrie Fisher It's the reason for livin'
    That's what I'm givin'
    I don't need a history lesson
    To tell my why I mean I'm in no hurry
    To hustle and scurry
    There's so much to see
    And life ain't gonna
    Pass me by Tomorrow's right around the corner
    I'll get there somehow
    But I'm stuck in meantime
    And I Love The Now CHORUS
    I Love The Now
    (All the faces and places)
    I Love The Now
    (All the rats and the races)
    It's the only place I've evr been
    It's the only way that I know how Don't talk about your superstitions
    Don't talk about your cats meow
    But don't talk about tomorrow tonight
    I Love The Now It's true we've got problems
    How do we solve them
    Better break out your thinkin'cap
    And your old dunce cone Searchin for answers like interpretive dancers
    She asks me for reasons
    Then tells me to wait for the tone The whole damn world's gone crazy
    The moon is jumping over the cow
    How can you help
    But not love the now CHORUS
    I Love The Now
    (All the ranting and raving)
    I Love The Now
    (All the cussin' and cravin')
    It's the only mess I've ever seen
    It's the only place where I know how Don't talk about your futuristic
    don't talk about your "thee's" and "thou's"
    Don't talk about tomorrow tonight
    I Love The Now INSTRUMENTAL Sittin' on g
    Waitin' on o
    I'm exactly where
    I want to go CHORUS
    I Love The Now
    (All the pain and the pleasure)
    I love the now
    (All the blood and the treasure)
    It's the only circus that I know
    It's the only ring where I'm allowed Talk about a standing ovation
    Everybody take a bow
    But don't talk about tomorrow tonight
    I Love The Now
  2. Creola

    CREOLA
    Jimmy Buffett, Ralph McDonald & William Salter Creola in my soul-a
    I loved what they were sayin'
    I loved what they were playin'
    Creola (CHORUS 1)
    Creola on my victrola
    Makes me feel like dancin'
    Fall in love romancing the melody
    Creola, Creola, Creola for me I remember as a child all the happiness and smiles
    That flowed around my grandma's Sunday table
    While Auntie Mae was sayin' grace
    Papa T would sneak a taste
    And catch a funny look from my cousin Mabel Then daddy'd beat the drum
    The old folks start to hum
    Sing the only songs that we all know
    Ambiance so fine, dancin' drinkin' wine
    Sing about the lifestyle on the bayou (CHORUS 2)
    Creola in my soul-a
    I loved what they were sayin'
    I loved what they were playin'
    Creola Creola on my victrola
    Makes me feel like dancin'
    Fall in love romancin' the melody
    Creola, Creola, Creola for me It's in the mood, it's in the blood
    It's in the food, it's in the mud
    It's a spicy kind of life
    Cre-o-la It's in the mood, it's in the blood
    It's in the food, it's in the mud
    Creola, Creola, Creola for me (INSTRUMENTAL 2 VERSES) Well the years have come and gone
    Still the old song lingers on
    I keep it in my heart with fond affection
    Like the family good luck charm
    That keeps away the harm
    Creola's always there for my protection (CHORUS 3)
    Creola, good for your soul-a
    I loved what they were sayin'
    I loved what they were playin'
    Creola Creola on my victrola
    Makes me feel like dancin'
    You fall in love ramancin' the melody
    Creola, Creola, Creola for me
  3. First Look

    FIRST LOOK
    Jimmy Buffett Fun tickets in my pocket, visions in my brain
    Grandfather always told me if I went down
    I might never come back again I studied the language tapes
    And I read all the books
    Still nothing prepared me for my
    Very First Look (CHORUS 1)
    It was my First Look
    Baby that's all it took
    Was my First Look
    Around I think I want to go flyin'
    But I don't want to leave the ground
    So I'll just cruise on my landing gear
    And taxi round Rio town
    Up to the mountain, down to the sea
    Take me to Leblon where the samba queen
    Waits for me (CHORUS 2)
    It was my First Look
    That's when I swallowed the hook
    On my First Look
    Around Amora premiera vista
    Voce no kier queo insisto
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    Voca no kier queo insista
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    Reacion quimica (INSTRUMENTAL VERSE) Six days later I was felling like a missing link
    When my friends told me hey Jimmy
    It must have been the hoodlum drink
    Now it's time for siestas
    And a belly full of rice and beans
    And figure if I'm brave enough
    To repeat the whole crazy scene (CHORUS 3)
    On my First Look
    That's when I swallowed the hook
    On my First Look around Amora premiera vista
    Voce no kier queo insista
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    Voca no kier queo insista
    Amora premiera vista
    Reacion quimica
  4. Meet Me in Memphis

    MEET ME IN MEMPHIS
    Jimmy Buffett & Mike Utley He's hold up down on Ramrod Key in the Tavernier Hotel
    Livin' out his loneliness like an oyster in a shell
    By days he pulls the trap lines
    By night he lives alone
    Don't really feel like company it's just him and his fridge
    And his phone (CHORUS)
    Meet Me In Memphis that's where I'll be
    I'm by the river please come back to me
    Meet Me In Memphis my wild days are through
    And nothin' replaces me next to you He's been there since she ran away
    She said, "She needs some space"
    Occasionally she still calls collect
    From some god forsaken place Then one day a letter came
    Postmarked Tennessee
    And the envelope scent
    And the postage spent
    Well it lit up her old memory (CHORUS)
    Meet Me In Memphis that's what she said
    Too much for a letter please come here instead
    Meet Me In Memphis my wild days are through
    Still nothing replaces me next to you (INSTRUMENTAL) I know she could break my heart again
    But I'm gonna play and I'm gonna win
    Where Otis would play
    Da da da dock of the bay Meet Me In Memphis that's where I'll be
    I'm by the river you're by the sea
    (Oh please) Meet Me in Memphis my wild days are through
    Still nothing replaces me next to you.
  5. Nobody Speaks to the Captain No More

    Nobody Speaks to the Captain No More He was a fugitive with a pseudo name
    Lost his mind in a hurricane
    Coconut upside his head
    People said he'd be better dead
    Cause his glory days are gone
    Sits on the shore with his saxophone
    and plays
    In another place, in another time
    He was a soldier in his prime
    On the battlefield, makin' history
    Young men died for his destiny
    And their widows came each day
    Till he was forced to run away
    From home
    So he bought a town, but he sold the sea
    Claimed a shallow victory
    On an iron ship, with a wooden crew
    They hit the reef when the moon was new
    Now he cries himself to sleep
    On a beach made of promises he meant to keep
    Long ago
    Nobody Speaks To The Captain No More
    Nobody talks about the war
    Hey what the hell were we fighting for
    Such a long long time ago
    And now the monkeys and the iguanas
    They listen to his song
    A most uncaptive audience
    He plays to all night long
    So the story goes, he was dressed to kill
    When he jumped from the old mahogany mill
    And the jungle beasts, they were heard to wail
    As the saxophone still played the scale
    For a man they never know who looked like me and you
    Long ago Nobody Speaks To The Captain No More
    No one is interested in settling old scores
    Hey what the hell were we fighting for
    Such a long, long time ago
    Nobody Speaks to The Captain No More
    No one is interested in settling old scores
    Hey what the hell were we fighting for
    Such a long time ago.
  6. Floridays

    FLORIDAYS
    Jimmy Buffett
    (for Don Blanding, Wobby Weimer & "Groovula") I come from where the rivers meet the sea
    That's part of why I'm so wild and fancy free
    I was early into crazy ways
    My folks said, "It's just a phase"
    They were hoping for better days Now in my line of work I seem to see a lot more than most
    Write 'em down, pass 'em around
    It's the gospel from the coast
    Reflections, not just replays
    Takin' time to escape the maze
    Lookin' for better days I spent a year of my life one night
    On the beaches in old Beirut
    Seems that all they're aimin' for there
    Is to hang around and shoot
    Each others' lives away
    Bloody winds on a distant bay
    they're lookin' for better days Looking to the left, looking to the right
    Looking to the stars to shed some light
    Hoping for a breath, hoping for break
    Hopin' for the give without the take The dreamers line the state road
    Just to watch the runway show
    Slouched behind their steering wheels
    They just watch the big jets go
    Streakin' through the morning haze
    Focal point of a distant gaze
    Lookin' for better days (INSTRUMENTAL) Pale invaders and tanned crusaders
    Are worshipping the sun
    On the corner of "walk" and "don't walk"
    Somewhere on US 1 I'm back to livin' Floridays
    Blue skies and ultra-violet rays
    Lookin' for better days I'm back to livin' Floridays
    Blue skies and ultra-violet rays
    Lookin' for better days, lookin' for better days
    Lookin' for Floridays Better days, better days
    Everybody's lookin' for better days
    Somewhere beneath the shining star
    Better days, won't you take me to better days
    Better days, I sure could use a few better days
    Floridays
  7. If It All Falls Down

    IF IT ALL FALLS DOWN
    Matt Betton I never wanted to be
    A man of mystery
    My life's an open book
    by James Joyce and Agatha Christie Sometimes I get confused
    Somewhere around page two
    I live the perfect crime
    And crime pays more than it used to They're checkin' the evidence
    May be come charges pressed
    The only one they got me on
    is some misdemeanor craziness (CHORUS)
    If It All Falls Down falls down falls down
    If they solve my life if they find me out
    Never thought to keep all I have found
    I hae had my fun If It All Falls Down If It All Falls Down falls down falls down
    I hve had my fund I have bought a few rounds
    And been out on the town way out on the town
    Way way way out If It All Falls Down Never wanted to be
    A part of history
    I have my days in the sun
    A beach bum a man for all sea sides
    Guidance counselor said
    Your scores are anti-heroic
    Computer recommends
    Hard-drinking calypso poet Studied life at sea
    Studied life in bars
    Never passed my S.A.T.'s
    So I thought I'd study extra hard (CHROUS)
    If It All Falls Down falls down falls down
    I have learned my trade from the inside out
    I can strum real hard I can play real loud
    I can charm a crowd If It All Falls Down If It all Falls Down falls down falls down
    I can warm a crowd I can make them shout
    I can juggle verbs adverbs and nouns
    I can make them dance till they all fall down
    We had plenty of doctors
    We had plenty of lawyers
    We had people to make us things
    We had people to sell us those things
    We didn't have enough room for those things
    We build lots of self storage
    Calypso poet shortage
    Calypso poet shortage If It All Falls Down falls down falls down
    I'll have filled that void from city to town
    I'll have spent my money and taken my bows
    I'll have had my fun If It All Falls Down
    If It All Falls Down falls down falls down
    If they solve my life if they find me out
    Never thought to keep all I have found
    I have had my fun If It All Falls Down If It All Falls Down falls down falls down
    I can charm a crowd till they snake danced round
    With calypso beat down island sound
    I can make them dance till they all fall down If It All Falls Down falls down falls down
    I can charm a crowd I can make them shout
    I can juggle verbs adverbs and nouns
    I can make them dance till they all fall down
  8. No Plane on Sunday

    NO PLANE ON SUNDAY
    Jimmy Buffett and Michael Utley You can throw your luggage down
    Lose your cool and stamp around
    But there's nothin, nothin you can do
    Wipe away your girlfriend's tears
    Go to the bar and have some beers
    There ain't no way the bird's gettin through (CHORUS)
    No plane on Sunday
    Maybe be one come Monday
    Just a hopeless situation
    Make the best of it's all you can do
    till they get through Overheard the engineer
    Say somethin' 'bout the landing gear
    Now we're runnin' strictly on island time
    I know you got someone back home
    So do I it's tough alone
    Awh come on, it's just a minor crime (CHORUS)
    No plane on Sunday
    Check it again come Monday
    Just a hopeless situation
    Make the best of it's 'bout all you can do
    Baby it's true We shouldn't spend these precious hours tryin' to figure this out
    We don't know where the story ends
    Let's don't go back to just being friends (INSTRUMENTAL) So they went walkin' on the beach
    Quarter moon within their reach
    So they stole it and tucked it in their hearts That's when they heard the engines hum
    And realized the dawn had come
    It was over, over from the start (CHORUS)
    No plane on Sunday
    Just another lonely Monday
    Awh make the best of a bad situation's
    'Bout all you can do
    Baby it's true Oh-oh-oh-oh baby it's true
    Oh-oh-oh-oh baby what's new
    Oh-oh-oh-oh baby what's new
  9. When the Coast Is Clear

    WHEN THE COAST IS CLEAR
    Jimmy Buffett & Mac MacAnally
    (for Emery Clark, who paints it better than I can say it) They're closin' down the hangout
    The air is turnin' cool
    They'r shuttin' off the "superslide"
    The kids are back in school The tourist traps are empty
    Vacancy abounds
    Almost like it used to be
    Before the circus came to town (CHORUS)
    That's when it always happens
    Same time every year
    I come down to talk to me
    When the coast is clear Hello mister other me
    It's been a long time
    We hardly get to have these chats
    That in itself's a crime So tell me all your troubles
    I'll surely tell you mine
    We'll laugh and smoke and cuss and joke
    And have a glass of wine (CHORUS)
    That's where it always happens
    Same place every year
    I come down and talk to me
    When the coast is clear (INSTRUMENTAL) It's the only place he knows
    Where it always happens
    Same place every year
    I come down and talk to me
    When the coast is clear
  10. You\'ll Never Work Is 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.

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