The letter “J” is for Jimmy Buffett

Driving in the car today I heard a Jimmy Buffett song on the radio.  I really can’t remember the first time I heard his music but I know I was hooked right away.    How about getting the chance to see him in concert??   Everyone in the audience knew the words to his songs and would sing along.  It was so much fun!  I was never brave enough to wear a parrot head though.   Many memories pop up when I hear his songs as I am sure they do for you.   Here is one of my favorite songs.

1977  Changes in Latitudes

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

 

Chorus:

Its these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes

Nothing remains quite the same

With all of our running and all of our cunning

If we couldnt laugh we would all go insane

 

Reading departure signs in some big airport

Reminds me of the places Ive 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

Ive seen more than I can recall

 

Chorus:

These changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes

Nothing remains quite the same

Through all of the islands and all of the highlands

If we couldnt laugh we would all go insane

 

I think about paris when Im high on red wine

I wish I could jump on a plane

So many nights I just dream of the ocean

God I wish I was sailin again

Oh, yesterdays 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

 

Chorus:

With these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes

Nothing remains quite the same

With all of my running and all of my cunning

If I couldnt laugh I just would go insane

If we couldnt laugh we just would go insane

If we werent all crazy we would go insane

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One thought on “The letter “J” is for Jimmy Buffett

  1. Always loved that song, that year, and those times. Thanks for the memories!

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