1. Coconut Telegraph

    COCONUT TELEGRAPH
    Jimmy Buffett Tuesday on the island
    Not much goin' on
    The parties are all over
    They ended just past dawn But the jungle drums are beating
    With the tales from late last night
    Cause the stories bear repeating
    For everyones delight Chorus
    You can hear it on the coconut telegraph
    Can't keep nothin' under their hat
    You can hear 'em on the coconut telegraph
    Sayin' who did dis and dat
    Dis and dat dis and dat Now I'm not one to deal in gossip
    But was he that big of fool?
    To do a belly buster high dive
    And miss the entire pool? Now what's the word on sweet Melissa?
    And the kid nobody knew
    Did Ricardo ever find her?
    I swear it's just between me and you Chorus
    You can hear it on the coconut telegraph
    By now everybody knows
    You can hear it on the coconut telegraph
    Just who comes and goes
    Comes and goes comes and goes It's humpday on the island
    And the lines have all gone dead
    All the juicy news is history
    I guess everything's been said But when the eagle flies on Friday
    And the boys break out the rum
    Then the joint begins to jumpin'
    And you'll hear those hot lines hum Chorus
    Put it on the coconut telegraph
    All the celebration and the stress
    Put it on the coconut telegraph
    In twenty-five words or less
  2. Incommunicado

    INCOMMUNICADO
    Jimmy Buffett,D. McColl,M.L.Benoit Travis McGee's still in Cedar Key
    That's what John McDonald said
    My rendezvous so long overdue
    With all of the things I've sung and read
    They still apply to me, they all make sense in time Chorus
    But now I'm incommunicado
    Driving by myself down the road with a hole in it
    Songs with no bravado
    Takin' the long way home Now on the day that John Wayne died
    I found myself on the continental divide
    Tell me where do we go from here?
    Think I'll ride into Leadville and have a few beers
    Think of "Red River", "Liberty Valence" can't believe
    the old man's gone Chorus
    But now he's incommunicado
    Leaving such a hole in a world that believed
    That a life with such bravado
    Was taking the right way home So when I finished the last line
    I put the book by itself on the shelf
    With my heart in it
    Never wasting time takin' the right way home
    I know you're never wastin' time
    Findin' the right way home Still I am incommunicado
    Livin' next door to a leg with a pin in it
    Never wastin' time, takin' the right way home
  3. It\'s My Job

    IT'S MY JOB
    By Mac McAnally In the middle of late last night I was sittin' on a curb
    I didn't know what about but I was feeling quite disturbed
    A street sweeper came whistlin' by
    He was bouncin' every step
    It seemed strange how good he felt
    So I asked him while he swept Chorus
    He said "It's my job to be cleaning up this mess
    And that's enough reason to go for me
    It's my job to be better than the rest
    And that makes the day for me" Got an uncle who owns a bank he's a self made millionaire
    He never had anyone to love never had no one to care
    He always to seemed kind of sad to me
    So I asked him why that was
    And he told me it's because in my contract there's a clause
    That says "It's my job to worried half to death
    And that's the thing people respect in me
    It's a job but without it I'd be less
    Than what I expect from me" I've been lazy most all of my life
    Writing songs and sleeping late
    Any manual labor I've done purely by mistake
    If street sweepers can smile then
    I've got no right to feel upset
    But sometimes I still forget
    Till the lights go on and the stage is set
    And the song hits home and you feel that sweat It's my job to be different than the rest
    and that's enough reason to go for me
    It's my job to be better than the best
    and that's a tough break for me
    It's my job to be cleaning up this mess
    and that's enough reason to go for me It's my job to be better than the best
    and that makes the day for me.
  4. Growing Older But Not Up

    GROWING OLDER BUT NOT UP
    By Jimmy Buffett I rounded first never thought of the worst
    As I studied the shortstop's position
    Then crack went my leg like the shell of an egg
    Someone call a decent physician
    I'm no Pete Rose, I can't pretend
    While my mind is quite flexible
    these brittle bones don't bend Chorus
    I'm growing older but not up
    My metabolic rate is pleasantly stuck
    So let the winds of change blow over my head
    I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead Sometimes I see me as an old manatee
    Heading south as the waters grow colder
    He tries to steer clear of the hum drum so near
    It cuts prop scars deep in his shoulders
    That's how it flows right to the end
    His body's still flexible but that
    Barnacle brain don't bend Chorus
    So now don't get me wrong
    This is not a sad song
    Just events that I have happened to witness
    And time takes it's toll as we head for the poll
    As the days grow more complicated the night life still wins Chorus Let the winds of change blow over my head
    I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead
  5. The Good Fight

    THE GOOD FIGHT
    By Jimmy Buffett,J.D.Souther They talk about the women too much
    Women got 'em so confused
    They don't talk about their lives as such
    My life is all I got to lose
    They take it with a grain of salt
    And laugh at the complexities They're good at pickin' all the faults
    I keep laughin' so they don't pick me
    Jesus if I had to quit tonight
    I'd never know if I was Wrong or right
    But That's just what you get
    You gotta go the distance
    If you're gonna fight a good fight, good fight Chorus
    Keep it up & keep a good fight
    Keep it up & keep a good fight
    Yes it's got to be a good fight
    All I want is just a good fight Telephone begins to ring
    That could only be one call
    I might as well be on the moon
    Standin' in the shower stall
    I can't believe she picked it up
    She didn't know the rules somehow
    And then I hear her say hello-hello
    Panic in the grey room now Jesus if I had to quit tonight
    She'd kill me whether I was wrong or right
    But that's just what you get
    You got to go the distance
    If you wanna fight a good fight You never know until you try
    It's hard to see which side you're on
    Some people say your half way here
    Some people say your half way gone Chorus
  6. The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful

    THE WEATHER IS HERE, WISH YOU WERE BEAUTIFUL
    Jimmy Buffett He worked hard all year just wanted a few weeks alone
    But his old lady's into modeling,
    She can't stay away from the phone
    Besides she bitches about the mosquitoes
    She says "Down there there is nothing to do"
    Her goddamn phone never stops ringing
    He'll try the service in a day maybe two Well, he's on his third drink before the
    wheels of the plane leave the ground
    Making points with the stewardess
    climbing over Long Island Sound
    She's also spending some time on the island
    Too much city madness gives her the blues
    They make a date to go dancing and dining
    Seems neither has that much to lose Chorus
    The weather is here I wish you were beautiful
    My thoughts aren't too clear but don't run away
    My girlfiend's a bore, my job is too dutiful
    Hell, nobody's perfect would you like to play
    I feel together today Well now that was just the start of
    a well-deserved over due binge
    Meanwhile back in the city certain
    people are starting to cringe
    His lawyers are calling his parents
    His girlfriend doesn't know what to think
    His partners are studying their options
    He's just singing and ordering drinks Chorus
    The weather is here I wish you were beautiful
    The skies are too clear life's easy today
    The beer is too cold, the daquiri's too fruitiful
    There's no place like home when it's this far away
    I don't care what they say He's going back to New York pack it up
    and let everyone know
    It was something that he should have done
    such a long time ago
    Still time to start a new life in the palm trees
    Billy Clyde wasn't insane
    And it doesn't work out there'll never be any doubt
    That the pleasure was worth all the pain Chorus
    The weather is here I wish you were beautiful
    The skies are too clear, life is easy today
    The beer is too cold, the daquiri's too fruitiful
    There's no place like home when it's this far away
    I need time for to play
    Time for to play
  7. Stars Fell on Alabama

    STARS FELL ON ALABAMA
    M.Parish, F.Perkins Moonlight and magnolia, starlight in your hair
    All the world a dream come true
    Did it really happen, was I really there
    Was I really there with you Chorus
    We lived our little drama, we kissed in a field of white
    And the stars fell on Alabama last night
    I can't forget the glamour
    Your eyes held a tender light
    And the stars fell on Alabama last night Never planned in my imagination, a situation so heavenly
    A fairy tale where no one else could enter
    And in the center, just you and me, dear
    My heart beat like a hammer, my arms wound around you tight
    And the stars fell on Alabama last night
  8. Island

    ISLAND
    Jimmy Buffett, Dave Loggins Island I see you in the distance
    I feel that your existence
    Is not unlike my own Island they say no man is like you
    They say you stand alone
    Sometimes I feel that way too
    Is it the need for love? Heart and soul accompaniment
    That seems to make me different from you I've tried to build bridges
    But they all fell down
    I've taken to the air on wings of silver
    But always hit the ground Island I see you in all of my dreams
    But I'm a man with no means to reach your distant shore
    Island I see you in the moonlight
    Silhouettes of ships in the night
    Just make me long that much more
    To be like you Heart and soul accompaniment
    That seems to make me different from you I've tried to build bridges
    But they all fell down
    I've taken to the air on wings of silver
    But always hit the ground Instrumental
  9. Little Miss Magic

    LITTLE MISS MAGIC
    Jimmy Buffett She's constantly amazed by the blades of
    the fan on the ceiling
    And the funny little faces she makes
    can't help but be appealing
    She loves to ride through the town with the top down
    Feel the warm breeze on her gentle skin
    She is my next of kin Chorus
    I see a little more of me everyday
    I catch a little more moustache turning grey
    Your mother is the only other woman for me
    Little Miss Magic what you gonna be? Sometimes I catch her dreaming and wonder
    where that little mind meanders
    Is she down along the shore or
    strolling cross the broad Savannahs
    I know in time she'll learn to make up her own mind
    In time she's gonna learn to fly
    Oh that I won't deny

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