A Pirate Looks At Forty
Writen By: Jimmy Buffett
Originally from the 1974 Album A1A
Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call,
Wanted to sail upon your waters
since I was three feet tall.
You've seen it all, you've seen it all.
Watch the men who rode you,
Switch from sails to steam.
And in your belly you hold the treasure
that few have ever seen, most of them dreams,
Most of them dreams.
Yes, I am a pirate two hundred years too late.
The cannons don't thunder there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late.
But I've done a bit of smugglin'
I've run my share of grass.
I made enough money to buy Miami,
But I pissed it away so fast,
Never meant to last, never meant to last.
I have been drunk now for over two weeks,
I passed out and I 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.
Just a few friends, just a few friends.
Now I go for younger women, lived with several awhile
And though I ran away, hey they come back one day.
And still can manage a smile
It just takes awhile, just takes awhile.
Mother, mother ocean, after all my years I've found
My occupational hazard being my occupations
just not around.
I feel like I've drowned, but I won't wear a frown,ĺŽźĺ¸–ĺś°ĺť€: Jimmy Buffett Info http://www.buffettinfo.com/boats-beaches-bars-ballads/3899-16-pirate-looks-forty.html#post4835
(No way Jose)
I feel like I've drowned,
Oh I've got a night off to get in trouble in old Boston Town… Jimmy’s Notes:
The real pirate’s name was Phillip Clark. He was one of the most unforgettable characters I met when I first lived in Key West, back in the days before it turned into a boutique. When I finished the song, I knew I had done him justice, and it is a fitting eulogy to an old friend. He died a few years ago under an alias, washed up on a beach near San Francisco. They flew his body back to Key West where some of his ashes were scattered at sea, and some still sit above the cash register in the Full Moon Saloon. Buy Cd | iTunes | Download Mp3