Mother Mother Ocean, I Have Heard You Call – Pure Buffett
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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, RumShopRyan
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