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Off To See The Lizard

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  1. Carnival World

    CARNIVAL WORLD
    Jimmy Buffett, Roger Guth & Jay Oliver

    My father always said that there's no free ride
    You've got to make a sacrifice
    With so many Prophets on the Lord's side
    Even your soul has got a price
    But talk is cheap it takes money to buy your freedom
    And the tax man's knockin' at your door

    CHORUS
    Spend it while you can
    Money's contraband
    You can't take it with you when you go
    Spend it while you can
    Before it's taken from your hand
    There's no free ride in this carnival world

    Too many hawkers on this travelin' show
    Everybody's got something to sell
    Bootleg Swatches, cardboard Gucci gear
    Watch your step at the wishing well

    What's mine is mine
    If it's only one thin dime
    My cash has always meant to flow

    (Chorus)
    Spend it while you can, etc..........
    There's no free ride in this carnival world.

    But talk is cheap it takes money to buy your freedom
    And the tax man's knockin' at your door.

    (Chorus)
    Spend it while you can....
    ....there's no free ride in this carnival world.
    There's no free ride in this carnival world.

  2. Take Another Road

    TAKE ANOTHER ROAD
    Jimmy Buffett, Jay Oliver & Roger Guth

    Seen the false horizon fade away like bisons
    Headed for the jungle, the cowboy can't endure
    Never look back, that's what he swore
    I'll take my pony to the shore
    somewhere, somewhere

    (Chorus)
    Take another road to a hiding place
    Disappear without a trace
    Take another road in another time
    On another road in another time
    Like a novel from the five and dime
    Take another road in another time

    Follow the equator, like that old articulator
    Sail upon the ocean, just like Mr. Twain
    Never look back, this is my plan
    Run my pony in the sand
    Somewhere, somewhere

    (Chorus)
    Take another road, etc...
    ....another time.

    Leave my cares behind
    Take my own sweet time
    Ocean's on my mind

    (Chorus)
    Take another road, etc......
    ......another time.

  3. That's My Story and I'm Stickin' to It

    THAT'S MY STORY AND I'M STICKIN' TO IT
    Jimmy Buffett and Jay Oliver

    Kindergarten
    King of excuses
    Sister Mary Mojo, so hard to trick
    What can I say
    The dog ate my homework
    I could play the game
    They love me anyway

    Alibis, angles and tales from the tropics
    Come to my mind, so easy and quick
    Spacemen from mars stole all of my money
    I could play the game
    They love me just the same

    CHORUS

    That's my story and I'm stickin' to it
    That's my life and all that I've got
    Call me a liar, call me a writer
    Believe me or not
    Believe me or not

    Women always know before you tell them
    The younger girls, so easy to trick
    What's that word? I think I'm eccentric
    I can play the game
    They love me anyway

    Revelations
    Love when they happen
    Wizards and lizards, I choose and I pick
    In a hundred years it all won't matter
    How you play the game
    They love you just the same

    Repeat Chorus

    I will play the game
    I still stay the same
    I will play the game
    Believe me or not

    Repeat Chorus

    That's my story and I'm stickin' to it
    That's my life and all that I've got
    Call me a liar, call me a writer
    Believe me or not
    Believe me or not

    I will play the game
    I will stay the same
    I will play the game
    Again
    And again

    I will play the game
    I will stay the same
    I will play the game
    Again
    And again.

  4. Why the Things We Do

    WHY THE THINGS WE DO
    Jimmy Buffett/Jay Oliver/Roger Guth

    In an old house down by the beach
    Lives an old man who's just out of reach
    Ohhh he's got nothin' to lose
    Some say he's a crazy old man
    A refugee from a rock and band
    Oh oh he's still playin the blues

    In the mornin' when you rise
    Aren't you glad to be alive
    Oh oh put on your barefoot shoes
    When you dance beneath the moon rainbow
    Can't you feel the afterglow
    Oh oh why the things we do
    Why the things we do

    In the driftwood house you learn how to dream
    Truth is stranger that fishin' it seems
    Oh oh there's no earthly rules
    And the people come to hear him say
    Life's too short to live your way
    Oh oh who's really fooling who
    Invisible means are the key to support
    Makes you a king in your own court
    Oh oh what have you got to lose
    Push the sadness from your heart

    There's no living in the dark
    Why the things we do
    Why the things we do
    Why the things we do
    Why the things we do

    Why the things we do
    Why the things we do
    Why the things we do
    Why the things we do

    In the mornin' when you rise
    Aren't you glad to be alive
    Oh oh put on your barefoot shoes
    When you dance beneath the moon rainbow

    Can't you feel the afterglow
    Oh oh that's why the things we do
    That's why the things we do
    That's why the things we do
    That's why the things we do

  5. Gravity Storm

    GRAVITY STORM
    Jimmy Buffett/Jay Oliver

    Apple fall out of the tree and hit the ground
    Pretty soom we realize we're earthly bound
    Babies fall and babies cry in early years
    Mamas dust them off and wipe away the tears

    CHORUS

    Ohhhhhhhh watch out for that gravity storm
    It don't give no warning signs
    Ohhhhhhhh watch out for that gravity storm
    Ohhoo

    All your life you have to deal with ups and downs
    So listen to your heartstrings as you move around
    Don't forget to listen to the steady beat
    Don't forget to balance on your ready feet

    Repeat Chorus

    I will keep you warm
    Shelter in the storm
    All your life
    I well keep you warm
    Shelter from the storm
    All your life

    Apple fall out of the tree and hit the ground
    Pretty soon we realize we're earthly bound
    Babies fall and babies cry in early years
    Mamas dust them off and wipe away the tears

    Repeat Chorus

    I will keep you warm
    Shelter in the storm
    All your life
    I will keep you warm
    Shelter from the storm
    All your life

  6. Off to See the Lizard

    OFF TO SEE THE LIZARD
    Jimmy Buffett/Jay Oliver

    I was raised by a maid who came from Martinique
    She wore geckos round her neck and bracelets on her feet
    A superstitious woman from the land of sugar cane
    She'd sing the sun to bed and dance out in the rain
    Dance out dance out dance out dance out in the rain

    She'd excite us with his legend that the
    Africans had told
    About a red iguana who turned lava into gold
    We'd mount an expedition headin' out into the bay
    Superstitious children playing pirate for a day

    CHORUS

    Off to see the lizard
    Off to see the lizard
    Deja deja deja vu, believe it
    And it will come true
    Veja Veja Veja du
    What works for me might work for you

    Bein' rich and famous seems to have its ups and downs
    That's the price you pay for being troubadours
    and clowns
    Godzilla's halitosis it be vaporizing cars
    Elvis up in Michigan or maybe out on Mars
    Dance out dance out dance out to the stars

    But livin' in the briar patch ain't what it appears
    Sooner or later you gotta face your fears
    I heard it from the parrot verbalizing in the tree
    I heard it in the songllines of the aborigine

    Off the see the lizard
    Off the see the lizard
    Deja deja deja vu, believe it
    And it will come true
    Veja veja veja du
    What works for me might work for you

    Does it work for me?
    Yeah yeah
    Will it work for you?
    Yeah yeah
    If you believe it will
    Yeah yeah
    It will come true

    I got problems wif my brain underneath my curls
    Problems wif Loraine and all the other girls
    Love a wealthy woman and the pretty plane she flies
    If you think this songs confusing you should see it through my eyes
    Dancin, dancin, dancin through my eyes

    I'm turning off the waterfall the tourists can go home
    Feel it time to travel time to write a poem
    Time to seek some therapy I'm goin' walkabout
    Answers are the easy part questions raise the doubt

    Off the see the lizard
    Off to see the lizard
    Deja deja deja vu, believe it
    And it will come true
    Veja veja veja du
    What works for me might work for you

    Deja deja deja vu, believe it
    And it will come true
    Veja veja veja du
    What works for me might work for you

  7. Boomerang Love

    BOOMERANG LOVE
    Jimmy Buffett

    Hole in the wind behind the island
    Big blue hole in the middle of my heart
    I can't forget the time we spent together
    I can't remember how long
    How long we've been apart

    CHORUS

    Be ridin' on this boomerang love circling fast
    hard to see in a sky so vast
    Laugh till you cry, cry till you smile
    Up and down all around
    Boomerang boomerang
    Boomerang love

    Now we both know, we're now in different orbits
    Different islands, different worlds
    Though we really are the same
    I'm just glad, glad we started talking
    Finally realize no one is to blame

    Repeat Chorus

    We've been riding on a boomerang love
    can't let go
    Running fast, movin' slow
    What's the right way, who is to say
    Tension and suspension
    On a boomerang boomerang love
    Boomerang boomerang love

    Instrumental

    Big blue hole out in the ocean
    Where I dive straight down until
    I can not see
    Feel my way through a bevy of solutions
    There I realize the answer lies in me

    Gettin' off of this boomerang love
    Comin' up for air
    Do what's right do what's fair
    Come what may, we'll find a way
    No more tension and suspension
    No more boom boom
    Boomerang love

  8. Strange Bird

    STRANGE BIRD
    Jimmy Buffett/Jay Oliver

    Half fast and seldom seen
    He don't blip the radar screen
    On the deck below the dune
    Under the commander's moon
    Strange bird from a different nest
    Flying low not like all the rest
    God only knows where the strange
    bird goes when he's flyin'
    Everybody's trying to find him
    But they don't know where to start
    The ornithologist lady says that he has wings on his heart

    CHORUS

    Strange bird from a different nest
    Flying low not like all the rest
    If you can't catch him, you can't claim him
    If you can't see him you can't name him
    Stay on the ground or he will shoot you down
    Wings on his heart, he's a strange bird

    His only home is in the skies
    Slicing through the cloudy pie
    Above the whole Caribbean
    Moves the swift amphibian

    CHORUS

    Strange bird from a different nest
    Flying low not like all the rest
    If you can't catch him, you can't claim him
    If you can't see him you can't name him
    Stay on the ground or he will shoot you down
    Wings on his heart, he's a strange bird
    Watch out girl, he's a strange bird

    But he's in love with the lady of the waters
    And she lives somewhere up around Cheauxvan
    He's gonna circle high above her runway of love
    Until she gives him her permission to land

    CHORUS

    Strange bird from a different nest
    flying low not like all the rest
    If you can't catch him, you can't claim him
    If you can't see him you can't name him
    Stay on the ground or he will shoot you down
    If you can't see him you can't claim him
    If you can't see him, you can't name him
    Stay on the ground or he will shoot you down
    Wings on his heart, he's a strange bird

    Strange bird flying low
    Cross the Gulf of Mexico
    Strange bird, not like all the rest
    Watch out girl, he's a strange bird
    Shoot you down, he's a strange bird
    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a strange bird

  9. I Wish Lunch Could Last Forever

    I WISH LUNCH COULD LAST FOREVER
    Jimmy Buffett/Jay Oliver

    The place down the block, the one
    with no clock
    Covert rendezvous with you at the
    usual time
    I savor the scent of the fish on
    the grill
    Life's so spicy up on bar-b-q-hill

    Lookin' good, you look so fine
    Waiter bring us one more bottle of wine

    CHORUS

    I wish lunch could last forever
    Make the whole day one big afternoon
    We'll begin with dessert a little coconut tart
    Mmmm tastes as sweet as a piece of your heart
    Cafe au lait beneath the Paris moon

    Don't hide you eyes just wear your disguise
    Brazil's in the air I swear it feels like Mardi Gras time
    I savor the scent love that Anik Goutal
    As we walk in time to the cathedral bell

    Repeat Chorus

    I wish lunch could last forever
    Make the whole day a first time love affair
    We'll begin with a kiss, such a warm place to start
    Let me into your life, let me into your heart
    Mea culpa mea culpa carnival's in the air

  10. The Pascagoula Run

    PASCAGOULA RUN
    Jimmy Buffett/Jay Oliver

    Billy pulled in in a Jaguar
    Red convertible sixty-five
    Headed home to Mississippi, he'd been
    around the world
    He was that black sheep uncle of mine

    His ship had come in, he was lookin' to sin
    He was singing his own song
    When he yelled from the drive, my heart came alive
    "Jimmy boy come along"

    CHORUS

    It's time to see the world
    It's time to kiss a girl
    It's time to cross the wild meridian
    Grab your bag and take a chance
    Time to learn a cajun dance
    Kid you're gonna see the mornin' sun
    On the Pascagoula run

    Friday night at the Stateline Bar
    Where the waterfront people dwell
    Better watch my step if the floor caves in
    I'll go right straight to hell
    There were pinball machines and cajun queens

    Men with knives and scars
    Billy moved 'cross the floor through
    the real hard core
    And said "Here's where it gets bizarre"

    Repeat Chorus

    What do the ladies say what do the ladies say
    What do the ladies say, what do the ladies say
    What do the ladies say what do the ladies say
    What do the ladies say what do the ladies say
    What do the ladies say what do the ladies say

    Bring that young man over here
    We gonna buy that boy a beer
    And that ain't all we want to do
    And bring your crazy uncle too

  11. Mermaid in the Night

    MERMAID IN THE NIGHT
    Jay Oliver/Roger Guth

    I went out fishing on a sandy beach
    Cast my line out as far as it would reach
    Looking for something from the frying pan
    I kick back with a beer in my hand

    I must've got a big one cause it's bending my pole
    I'm having to fight just to keep my hold
    It could be a whale (oh) God only knows
    Whatever it is it's not wearing any clothes

    CHORUS

    She's larger than life
    Made from holy water
    She's covered in green
    She's got little scales upon her
    She's larger than life
    She's a mermaid in the night

    She's got a set of gills, like no fish I've ever seen
    Long blonde hair and a tail in between
    I'm in love with a creature from the sea
    And she's bringin' out the crustacean in me

    Her voice is a temptation it's a siren song
    When we kiss there could be no wrong
    I ask her to marry me, to be my wife
    And we could do the backstroke for the rest of our lives

    Repeat Chorus

    She's larger than life
    Made from holy water
    She's covered in green
    She's got little scales upon her
    She's larger than life
    She's a mermaid in the night

  12. Changing Channels

    CHANGING CHANNELS
    Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally

    Girl of a thousand faces
    From a long line of basket cases
    Daughter of a fortune teller
    Oh the lovely Isabella

    CHORUS

    She's changing channels
    Stayin' on her toes
    She's just changin' channels
    As she goes

    This place is full of beachhead sailors
    Fisherman and old retailers
    Simple lives are so deep seated
    and history always gets repeated
    Some folks see a birds eye view
    Others haven't got a clue
    Some will go and some will stay
    It doesn't matter anyway

    CHORUS

    They are changin' channels
    Crazy girls and boys
    They'll be changin' channels
    Changin' toys

    Survivors of tidal waves
    children of former slaves
    don't it that they behave
    Like it's another world

    There's an island in the ocean
    Where the people stay in motion
    Somewhere on the old gulf stream
    Do they live or did I dream

    CHORUS

    They were changin' channels
    Waitin' for their sails to fill
    They were changin' channels
    Always will

    They'll be changin' channels
    Waitin' for their sails to fill
    They'll be changing channels
    Always will