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Far Side of the World

Far Side of the World Tracks

  1. Blue Guitar

    Blue Guitar
    Roger Guth, Peter Mayer

    Once I knew a man
    Showed me the slight of hand
    Blink of an eye, he danced across the strings

    Played a song I'd never heard
    Poignant and absurd
    To this day it leaves me wondering

    Don't let tomorrow find you wishin'
    Boy you've got a mission
    Shake it, rattle and roll

    Ah, now, just use your intuition
    You'll get less competition
    From the clock up on the wall

    You are what you are
    You dream what you dream
    Play on your Blue Guitar for me

    Play me a serenade
    A simple masquerade
    Play on your Blue Guitar for me

    Yeah...

    'Cause we'll all make believe
    Someone to deceive
    Time is just a folly we can't see

    If you only know one song
    Play it right or wrong
    The truth is always somewhere in between

    You and I, we can't change the weather
    We're all in this together
    So let the strong winds blow

    Ah, now things will be much better
    Don't become a prisoner
    The reason you should know

    You are what you are
    You dream what you dream
    Play on your Blue Guitar for me
    Play me a serenade
    A simple masquerade
    Play on your Blue Guitar for me

    Don't let tomorrow find you wishin'
    Boy you've got a mission
    Shake it, rattle and roll

    Ah, now, just use you intuition
    You'll get less competition
    From the clock up on the wall

    You are what you are
    You dream what you dream
    Play on your Blue Guitar for me

    Play me a serenade
    A simple masquerade
    Play on your Blue Guitar for me

    You are what you are
    You dream what you dream
    Play on your Blue Guitar for me
    Play me a serenade
    Red wine or lemonade
    Play on your Blue Guitar for me

    You are what you are
    You dream what you dream
    Play on your Blue Guitar for me
    Play me a serenade
    A simple masquerade
    Play on your Blue Guitar for me

    You are what you are
    You dream what you dream
    Play on your Blue Guitar for me

  2. Mademoiselle Voulez-Vous Danser

    Mademoiselle Voulez-Vous Danser
    By Lennie Gallant

    Madamoiselle, voulez-vous danser?
    Take my hand, don't turn away
    You've been sitting there all night long
    I know that something must be wrong

    Madamoiselle, voulez-vous danser?
    A new moon has come out to play
    Take my hand, step outside
    These doors and windows open wide

    The stars are out and shining, hear the south
    wind sighing
    It'll be okay
    Let the breeze caress you, violin undress
    your heart
    On va danser

    Madamoiselle, voulez-vous danser?
    It will soon be the break of day
    We all have so little time
    Oh won't you put your hand in mine

    The stars are out and shining, hear the south
    wind sighing
    It'll be okay
    Let the breeze caress you, violin undress
    your heart
    I swear, on va danser

    Madamoiselle, voulez-vous danser?
    A new moon has come out to play
    Madamoiselle, voulez-vous danser
    It will soon be the break of day
    On va danser
    On va danser

    Madamoiselle, voulez-vous danser
    Madamoiselle, voulez vous danser
    Danser
    We all have so little time

  3. Autour De Rocher

    Autour Du Rocher
    Jimmy Buffett, Henri Ledee, Leon Ledee, Marcel Limodin, Jean-Jacques Kraif

    Mes amis nous allons quelque part dont tout
    le monde
    Se rappelle d'un endroit ou l'herbe etait
    toujours verte
    Et la fete ne s'arretait jamais
    A autour du rocher

    This a a little tale about a hotel in the Caribbean.
    Well it wasn't really a hotel, it was a patio
    bar with funky rooms and an outdoor disco
    with bad wiring. Some people said if you looked
    between the cracks of the floorboards of our
    dance floor you would see Hell. If you ever
    went there, you would know what I'm talking
    about. If you never had, then we
    thought we'd send you a little musical souvenir.

    Some say it was a planet
    Some say it was a rock
    For five wild years in L"Orient
    The party never stopped

    There were pirates from the Indies
    There were models from Paris
    There were locals and New Yorkers
    And the Brazilian Navy

    By mini-moke and scooters
    In cabs and stolen cars
    Came the creatures of the evening
    From St. Martin and from Mars

    Alors, Alors, Alors, Alors alors come on, come on
    Vien faire un tour autour du rocher
    On croisera les fantomes du passe
    Viens faire un tour autour du rocher
    Sur les souvenirs l'herbe a poussee

    Girl at the pool table
    puts on a show for free
    They were bivouacked in the bathroom
    By the hot tub near the sea

    Every night at midnight
    Seems the devil took control
    And the hill became a parking lot
    Fueled by rock 'n' roll

    They were talking by the cannon
    But I couldn't believe my ears
    The Russian had plutonium
    The sailor wanted beers

    They shook hands in the moonlight
    And broke out a big cigar
    Just business as usual
    Beneath the tropic stars

    Alors(come on) alors (let's go) alors
    Vien faire in tour autour du rocher
    On croisera les fantomes du pass'e
    Viens faire un tour autour du richer
    Sur les souvinirs l'herbe a poussee

    It was better than a painting
    At le Musee de Beaux Arts
    And simply what we did for fun
    Back in the old St. Barts

    Then the glitz and all the glamour
    Hit like a hurricane
    Or maybe we just all grew up
    But it never was the same

    The gendarmes finally closed the joint
    And the fire it did the rest
    But on New Year's Eve of '91
    We sang the last request

    We were dancing in the ashes
    We were dancing in the sea
    We were dancing in the ruins
    Where we left our memories
    Come on let's go alors
    Vien faire un tour autour du rocher
    On croisera les fantomes du pass'e
    Viens faire un tour autour du rocher
    Sur les souvinirs l'herbe a poussee

    Alors. Alors, Alors, Alors
    Vien faire un tour autour du rocher
    On croisera les fantomes du pass'e
    Viens faire untour autour du rocher
    Sur les souvenirs l'herbe a poussee

  4. Savannah Fare You Well

    Savannah Fare You Well
    By Hugh Prestwood

    There is something in the wind tonight
    Some kind of change of weather
    Somewhere some devil's mixing fire and ice
    together
    I got a feeling that the dark side of the moon
    is one the rise
    Black as a crow's feather

    Now I could stay another day or two
    But what's the use of stalling
    Deep in the winter even holdout leaves
    start fallin'
    Lately every night above the declarations
    of our love
    I hear the road callin'

    It's such a fragile magic
    A puff of wind can break the spell
    And all the golden threads are frail
    as spider webs
    Savannah fare you well

    In a vision I had yesterday
    It rained so hard that I drowned
    While I waited for a hurricane to die down
    The raging water rolling over me
    was wild as a heart
    That love cannot tie down

  5. All The Ways I Want You

    All The Ways I Want You
    By Bruce Cockburn

    The hills are full of secrets
    Owls watch by night
    Down in town the bars are full
    And the drunks are picking fights
    These are things I know
    But the facts are filtered through
    All the ways I want you

    2:19 freight train
    Moaning somewhere near
    I see you in the distance
    But I can't get there from here
    Hard to believe it's happening
    But my whole world's shrunken to
    All the ways I want you

    Stars look down and laugh at me
    I ought to take a bow
    Don't have to tell them life's hard sometimes
    There's one falling now
    Nobody's here beside me
    I can talk about it to
    All the ways I want you

  6. Last Man Standing

    Last Man Standing
    By Mac McAnally, Jimmy Buffett

    If they gave Olympic medals for running all-night long
    I would have won them all until I turned pro
    I've got miles of dedication
    And a natural inclination
    For a childhood game i just could not outgrow

    (Everybody)
    I want to be the last man standing
    People crashin' on the sofas and passed out
    on the floor
    But the Last man standing
    was sayin' bring on a little bit more

    When you stop and think about
    Life is still just high school
    You make the same mistakes you did when you were young
    Contending for the ladies' favors
    Testing every single flavor
    While hopelessly trying not scald your tongue

    I wanna be the last man standing
    Bring me the hot sauce
    Bring me a beer
    Gonna be the last man standing
    But where do we go from here?
    Gonna be the last man standing
    People crashin' on the sofas and passed out
    on the floor
    But the Last man standing
    was sayin' bring on a little bit more

    I might as well admit it
    There's been a time or two
    When I contemplate retirement for a while
    But a hundred years from now
    They'll still be asking how
    As they gaze upon on my taxidermic smile

    Want to be the last man standing
    Got the devil at the crossroads, wolf at the door
    But the last man standing
    Is singin' bring on a little bit more

    They're gonna see the last man standing
    Still got a fun ticket in my hand
    Gonna be the last man standing
    Takin off before I land

  7. What If The Hokey-Pokey Is All It Really Is About?

    What If The Hokey Pokey Is All It Really Is About?
    Jimmy Buffett, Mac McAnally, C. Macak, T. Baker, L. Laprise

    The universe is runnin' away
    I heard it on the news just the other day
    There's this new stuff called dark energy
    We can't measure and we can't see
    It's some elemental mystery
    Train that we can't catch

    But our heads are in the oven
    And somebody's 'bout to strike a match

    Meanwhile back on our big round ball
    Things are getting serious as cholesterol
    Permutations, calculations,
    Greedy piggies at the trough
    Arrogance and ignorance
    Just to top it off
    I just can't keep up with the Nasdaq
    Who got sold and bought
    I've got to take my lunch break
    But I'll leave you with a little for thought

    Maybe it's all too simple
    For our brains to figure it out
    What if the hokey pokey
    Is all it really is about

    What if life is just a cosmic joke
    Like spiders in your underwear or olives in
    your coke
    My life can get as messy as a day old sticky bun
    So I arm myself with punch lines and a big ol'
    water gun
    They say it's not that simple but just maybe it
    should be
    It's time to change the subject, would you join me
    in a cup of herbal tea?

    Maybe it's all too simple
    For our brains to figure it out
    What if the hokey pokey
    Is all it really is about

    I still believe in rock 'n' roll
    It pays my bills and soothes my soul
    There really really isn't
    A whole lot more around
    Except for Frank Sinatra and the Big
    band sound
    I want music in the music
    I want chicken in the soup
    I want caffeine in my system let's revive
    the hula hoop

    Maybe it's all too simple
    For our brains to figure it out
    What if the hokey pokey
    Is all it really is about

  8. Altered Boy

    Altered Boy
    Jimmy Buffett, Wayne Jobson

    Oh no, he's buying an island
    Oh no, he's building a boat
    Why does he never stop smiling?
    Fun surrounds him like a deep moat

    Where does he get all those stories?
    How can he tell such a lie?
    He's bound to see purgatory
    His views are in short supply

    But Peter Pan would understand
    His schemes and dreams and ploys
    Best keep an eye on his slight hand
    He such an altered boy

    Good God, he's talking with parrots
    Painting his dreams in the sand
    Piling up beaucoup demerits
    Doing it just 'cause he can

    By Jove he's having a cocoa
    Evading those judgmental eyes
    Calmly walking his tight rope
    High above all the outcries

    But Peter Pan would understand
    His schemes and dreams and ploys
    Best keep an eye on his slight hand
    He such an altered boy

    The story goes
    he stumbled at the alter
    Now it seems he just blasphemes
    And dwells with dangers daughter

    Someone call the talking doctor
    Somebody get a SWAT team
    There he sits getting away with
    murder
    How dare him live out his dreams

    But Peter Pan would understand
    His schemes and dreams and ploys
    Best keep an eye on his slight hand
    He such an altered boy

    Oh no, he's sailing today
    Oh no, beware Paraguay
    Oh no, anchors aweigh
    Oh no

  9. USS Zydecoldsmobile

    USS Zydecoldsmobile
    By Sonny Landreth

    You can feel the horses under the hood
    Through thick and thin pull us out of the wood
    She's the smoothest ride, yeah, you'll ever feel
    She's the Delta slide of automobiles

    Double clutchin' on the backseat
    I hear you, yeah, with your main squeeze
    Playing triple row accordian fills
    In the USS ZydecOldsmobile

    Port of Call Opelousas
    Port of Call Lawtell
    Port of Call Frilot Cove
    In the USS ZydecOldsmobile

    Mardi Gras run block the road
    Park the car and join the show
    Get up on the trunk and dance at will
    Aboard the USS ZydecOldsmobile

    Port of Call Opelousas
    Port of Call Lawtell
    Port of Call Frilot Cove
    In the USS ZydecOldsmobile

    Yeah, Spirit moves through everyone
    We have faith and we have fun
    God bless the turning wheel
    Of my USS ZydecOldsmobile

    Port of Call Opelousas
    Port of Call Lawtell
    Port of Call Frilot Cove
    In the USS ZydecOldsmobile

    Come ride with me in my ZydecOldsmobile
    Double clutchin' with me in my ZydecOldsmobile
    Hip shakin' with me in my ZydecOldsmobile
    Come ride with me in my ZydecOldsmobile

  10. Someday I Will

    Someday I Will
    Jimmy Buffett, Matt Betton

    I see a white sail
    skipping cross a blue bay
    and I say Someday I Will
    I see a young man
    strumming on a green guitar
    and I say Someday I Will

    I don't have a plan
    It's not that kind of thing
    I'm not Martin Luther King
    I don't have a dream
    It's just sometimes I know
    That's the way I'm supposed to go

    I see a flying boat
    and I get a lump in my throat
    and I say Someday I Will
    Someday

    So whatever thrills you
    Anything you love to do
    Just say someday I will

    Don't need to know who
    May help you make it come true
    Just say someday I will

    Don't have to work it all out
    Don't have to tear it all apart
    All you need's a place to start

    And if it never worked before
    Try it just once more
    That's what your heart if for

    Whether it's big or small
    If you have a passion at all
    Just say, someday I will
    Someday
    Someday I will
    Someday

  11. Far Side Of The World

    Far Side of the World
    Jimmy Buffett

    Ramadan is over,
    The new moon's shown her face,
    I'm halfway round the planet,
    In a most unlikely place.

    Following my song line
    Past bamboo shacks and shops
    Behind a jitney packed like sardines,
    With bananas piled on top.

    I ran away from politics,
    It's too bizarre at home.
    Away I flew, tuned into Blue
    "Maybe Amsterdam or Rome"

    Awakened by a stewardess,
    With Spain somewhere below.
    On the threshold of adventure,
    God I do love this job so.

    So while I make my move
    On the big board game
    Up and down a Spanish highway,
    Some things remain the same.
    Girls meet boys
    and the boys tease girls
    I'm heading out this morning,
    For the Far Side of the World.

    Oh I believe in song lines
    Obvious and not
    I've ridden them like camels
    To some most peculiar spots.

    They run across the oceans
    Through mountains and saloons
    And tonight out to the desert
    Where I sit atop this dune.

    I was destined for this vantage point
    Which is so far from the Sea
    I've lived it in the pages of Saint-Exupery

    From Paris to Tunisia
    Casablanca to Dakar
    I was riding long before I flew
    Through the wind and sand and stars.

    Caravan
    Ride that hump
    And Timbuktu's a jillion bumps
    Sleeping bags and battle flags
    Are coiled and furled
    That's the way you travel
    To the far side of the world!

    A Sunset framed by lightening bolts
    Burns a lasting memory
    And a string of tiny twinkling lights
    adorn the sausage tree.
    While the embers from the log fire
    Flicker, fly, and twirl
    Then drift off toward the cosmos
    From the Far Side of the World.
    Well it's Christmas and my birthday
    and so to that extent
    The Masai not the wise men
    Are circling my tent.
    I teach them how to play guitar
    They show me how to dance
    We have rum from the Caribbean
    And Burgundy from France.

    New Year's Eve in Zanzibar
    With Babu and his boys
    High up on the rooftop
    You can relish all the noise.

    They are dancing on the tables
    People bouncing like gazelles
    Two 0-0-1 is ushered in
    With air raid horns and bells.

    Time to sing time to dance
    Living out my second chance.

    Cobras and sleeping bags are coiled and curled
    That's the way it happens
    On the Far Side of the World.

    Back at home, it's afternoon
    Six thousand miles away.
    I will still be there when I get through
    Attending this soiree

    There are jobs and chores and questions
    And plates I need to twirl,
    But tonight I'll take my chances,
    On the Far Side of the World.
    That's the way it happens
    On the Far Side of the World.

  12. Tonight I Just Need My Guitar

    Tonight I Just Need My Guitar
    Jimmy Buffett, Mac McAnally

    Gulf coast nights, flounder lights
    I'm back on the Eastern shore
    With my history of wrecks
    I think It's time to check
    The crab trap of life once more

    Need is a relative thing these days
    It borders on desire
    The high tech world is full of bright
    shiny things
    We think that we really require

    Sometimes more than others
    You see who and what and where
    You are
    I'm a one-man band with no
    Immediate plans
    Tonight I just need my guitar

    Don't need to feel important or famous
    No limos or my little Nash car
    One lucky man
    With my feet in the sand
    Tonight I just need my guitar