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Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes

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  1. Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes

    CHANGES IN LATITUDES, CHANGES IN ATTITUDES
    Jimmy Buffett

    I took off for a weekend last month
    Just to try and recall the whole year.
    All of the faces and all of the places,
    wonderin' where they all disappeared.
    I didn't ponder the question too long;
    I was hungry and went out for a bite.
    Ran into a chum with a bottle of rum,
    and we wound up drinkin' all night.

    It's those changes in latitudes,
    changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same.
    With all of our running and all of our cunning,
    If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.

    These changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes;
    Nothing remains quite the same.
    Through all of the islands and all of the highlands,
    If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane

    Reading departure signs in some big airport
    Reminds me of the places I've been.
    Visions of good times that brought
    so much pleasure
    makes me want to go back again.
    If it suddenly ended tomorrow,
    I could somehow adjust to the fall.
    Good times and riches and son of a bitches,
    I've seen more than I can recall...(to chorus)

    I think about Paris when I'm high on red wine;
    I wish I could jump on a plane.
    And so many nights I just dream of the ocean.
    God, I wish I was sailin' again.
    Oh, yesterdays are over my shoulder,
    So I can't look back for too long.
    There's just too much to see waiting in front of me,
    and I know that I just can't go wrong
    with these...(to chorus)

  2. Wonder Why We Ever Go Home

    WONDER WHY WE EVER GO HOME
    Jimmy Buffett

    Years grow shorter, not longer,
    the more you've been on your own.
    Feelin's for movin' grow stronger'
    so you wonder why you ever go home,
    wonder why you ever go home.

    People are movin' so quickly.
    Humor's in need of repair.
    Same occupations and same obligations;
    they've really got nothing to share,
    like drivin' around with no spare.

    River gets deeper not shallow,
    the further you move down the stream.
    Wonderin'if I can keep her as I
    race to keep up with my dreams.
    How they shine and glitter and gleam.

    Repeat First Verse

  3. Banana Republics

    BANANA REPUBLICS

    Down to the Banana Republics
    Down to the tropical sun
    Go the expatriated American
    Hopin' to find some fun

    Some of them go for the sailing
    Brought by the lure of the sea
    Tryin' to find what is ailing
    Living in the land of the free
    Some of them are running to lovers
    Leaving no forward address
    Some of them are running tons of ganja
    Some are running from the IRS

    Late at night you will find them
    In the cheap hotels and bars
    Hustling the senoritas
    While they dance beneath the stars
    Spending those renegade pesos
    on a bottle of rum and a lime
    Singin' give me some words I can dance to
    Or a melody that rhymes

    First you learn the native custom
    Soon a word of Spanish or two
    You know that you cannot trust them
    Cause they know they can't trust you

    Expatriated American feelin' so all alone
    Telling themselves the same lies
    that they told themselves back home

    Down to the Banana Republics
    Things aren't as warm as they seem
    None of the natives are buying
    any second hand American dreams

    Late at night you will find them
    In the cheap hotels and bars
    Hustling the senoritas
    while they dance beneath the stars
    Spending those renegade pesos
    On a bottle of rum and a lime
    Singing give me some words I can dance to
    Or a melody that rhymes

    Down to the Banana Republics
    Down to the tropical sun
    Go the expatriated Americans
    Hopin' to find some fun

  4. Tampico Trauma

    TAMPICO TRAUMA

    I must look a mess I must admit
    But I have been traveling quite a bit
    South of the border
    where the law and order
    Is kept by Federales who just grin
    And tell you they just want to be your friend
    They tell you they just want to be your friend
    I left for Tampico last July
    I jumped off that boat I almost died

    There to greet us were pretty senioritas
    I swore that I would not go home them
    All those lovely ladies were my friends
    All those sweet chiquitas they don't pretend
    Como esta, Senorita?

    That is all I really want to say
    I was thrown out of the country yesterday
    You see I was drinkin' doubles
    Causin' lots of trouble
    When the man looked in the window of the bar and he grinned
    And said if you come back we just may not be your friend
    I don't want to see you around here again
    You come back next time we may not pretend
    Hi Dee Ho Boys!

  5. Lovely Cruise

    LOVELY CRUISE

    Drink it up
    This ones for you
    It's been a lovely cruise
    I'm sorry it's ended
    It's sad but it's true
    Honey it's been a lovely cruise

    These moments were left with
    May you always remember
    These moments are shared by few
    There's wind in our hair
    And there's water in our shoes
    Honey, it's been a lovely cruise

    These moments we're left with
    May you always remember
    These moments are shared by few
    And those harbor lights
    Aw they're coming into view
    We bid our farewell much too soon
    So drink it up
    This one's for you
    Honey, it's been a lovely cruise
    Yea baby, it's been a lovely cruise
    Oh darlin' it's been a lovely cruise

  6. 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

  7. In The Shelter

    IN THE SHELTER
    Jimmy Buffett

    In the shelter
    In the morning as the sun was brightly beaming
    I heard her cryin' out what is it all about
    I just don't know
    But I can't go back home

    Lonely princess
    All the days out on your own are growing empty
    Nothing is goin' well if you could only tell them
    How you feel
    But they're too real to understand

    Too many trite expressions ended in forced rejections
    long ago
    Too many innocent faces too many far out places
    something's wrong
    Let me tell you that something's wrong
    It's been that way so long
    It's a shame

    On the street car
    To the city where she knows that she might lose it all
    Riding for just a dime taking her own sweet time
    and knowing well
    This could be her final fall

    Past the boutique
    down the alley to the river people pass her by
    Sits on the big gray rocks takes off her boots and socks
    And knowing what she will do next
    Just starts to cry

    Too many small suggestions ending in angry questions
    from her dad
    Too many TV dinners and everyone loves a winner
    But she was lost
    No one knows the trials she had

    In the shelter
    In the morning as the sun was brightly beaming
    I heard her cryin' out what is it all about
    I just don't know
    But I can't go back home

    Lord I just don't know but I can't go back home.

  8. Miss You So Badly

    MISS YOU SO BADLY

    I guess it all blew up in Missoula
    There just was no other way
    After months of going crazy
    There was nothing left to say
    But when the dust had finally settled
    And the air had quickly cleared
    Things were better off than I had feared

    And I miss you so badly
    Girl I love you madly
    Feelin' so sad now since I been gone
    Gone, gone
    And it gets quite confusin'
    It seems that I'm loosin' track of
    the long days since I been home

    Were stayin' in a Holiday Inn full of surgeons
    I guess they meet there once a year
    They exchange physician stories
    And get drunk on Tuborg beer
    Then they're off to catch a stripper
    With their eyes glued to her G
    But I don't think that I would ever let them cut on me

    And I miss you so badly
    Girl I love you madly
    I think I been had tho, for stayin so long
    Long, long
    And I'm just watchin' the Gong show
    Waitin' for Zorro
    Loosin' the long day since I been home

    I got a head of full of feelin' higher
    And an ear full of Patsy Cline
    There is just no one who can touch her
    Hell I'll hang on every line
    Oh crazy how things happen
    It's incredible but true
    Oh the longer I'm gone the closer I feel to you

    And I miss you so badly
    Girl I love you madly
    I'm feelin' so glad just to be headin' home
    Home, home
    And I been battling hotel maids
    Chewin' on Rolaids
    Countin' the hours `til I get home
    Oh I been counting the hours `til I get home

  9. Biloxi

    BILOXI

    Down around Biloxi
    Pretty girls are dancin' in the sea
    They all look like sisters in the ocean
    The boy will fill his pail with salty water
    And the storms will blow from off towards New Orleans

    Sun shines on Biloxi
    Air is filled with vapors from the sea
    Boy will dig a pool beside the ocean
    He sees creatures from his dream underwater
    And the sun will set from off towards New Orleans

    Stars can see Biloxi
    Stars can find their faces in the sea
    We are walking down beside the ocean
    We are splashing naked in the water
    And the sky is red from off towards New Orleans
    And the sky is red from off towards New Orleans

    Down around Biloxi
    Pretty girls are swimming in the sea
    They all look like sisters in the ocean
    The boy will fill his pail with salty water
    And the storms will blow from off toward New Orleans

  10. Landfall

    LANDFALL

    Now what do they do if I just sailed away
    Who the hell really compelled me to leave today
    Runnin' low on stories is what made it a ball
    What would they do if made no landfall

    I lived half my life in eight by five room
    Just crusin' to the sound of the big deisel boom
    It's not close quarters that would make me snap
    It's just dealing with the daily unadulterated crap

    Sail away for a month at a time,
    Sail away I've got to recharge my mind
    Then you'll find me back at it again

    Oh I love the smell of fresh snapper fried lite
    What'd you say, pouilly fuisse could round out the night
    The mid morning watch is the best time to look
    Oh what would they do if I wrote the big book

    `Cause I've seen incredible things in my year
    Somedays were laughter, others were tears
    If I had it all to do over again
    I'd just get myself drunk and I'd jump right back in

    Sail away, that's the way I survive
    Sail away, that's just no shuck and jive
    It just makes my whole life come alive

    The wind whistled threw the cool rigging at night
    Crazy crowds boogie to the sound and the lights
    down in he's just havin a ball
    What would he do on another landfall
    What would they do if I made no landfall
    Oh what would they do if I flew to Nepal
    What would I do if I met Lucille Ball
    Tryin' to make a little sense of it all
    Just tryin' to make a little sense of it all