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Jimmy Buffett just released his first concert dates for the 2010 tour and I was lucky enough to snag a few for his Ft. Lauderdale show on Feb. 27th.  Fins Up!

Going to a Buffett show is a pilgrimage for me and my friends and we go like to go in style…4 foot shark fin on top of the truck, special rum punch, blow-up swimming pools.  Believe it or not, that’s actually tame for a Buffett tailgating experience.  I can’t wait.

To celebrate the tickets I thought I’d sit down with my corona and write a post about one of my favorite Buffett songs…A Pirate Looks at 40.  It’s about a person that can’t really find his occupation in the fast paced world and yearns for a simpler life on the ocean.  It’s a timeless song that speaks to a part of everyone I think.  Pure Buffett.

A Pirate at 40 Lyrics

Mother, mother ocean
I’ve heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters
When I get drunk up town
Since I was three feet tall
You’ve seen it all
You see it all
I’ve watched the men who rode you
Switched from sails to steam
And in your belly you hold the treasures
Few have ever seen
Most of them dreams
Most of them dreams
Yes I am pirate
Two hundred years too late
The cannons don’t thunder
There’s nothing to plunder
I’m an over forty victim of fate
Arriving too late
Arriving too late
I’ve done a bit of smuggling
And I’ve run my share of grass
I’ve made enough money to buy Miami
But I pissed it away so fast
Never meant to last
Never meant to last
Well I have been drunk now for over two weeks
I past and I’ve rallied and I sprung a few leaks
But I’ve got to stop wishin’ got to go fishin’
I’m down to rock bottom again
With just a few friends
Just a few friends
I go for younger women
Lived with several awhile
But I’ve ran them away
Hell, they come back some day
And still can manage to smile
Just takes a while
It just takes a while
Mother mother ocean
After all these years I’ve found
This occupational hazard be
My occupations just not around
Feels like I’ve drown
Gonna get drunk up town
Feels like I’ve drown


Over and out from somewhere south,

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