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What song is this from?

Posted: June 7, 2005 7:37 am
by Bigg Rigg
A friend ask me what song this is from. Can anybody help?

I don't want to live on that kind of island
No, I don't want to swim in a roped off sea.
Too much for me, too much for me

I've got to be where the wind and the water are free........

Posted: June 7, 2005 7:37 am
by SchoolGirlHeart
COWBOY IN THE JUNGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D

COWBOY IN THE JUNGLE Jimmy Buffett
There's a cowboy in the jungle
And he looks so out of place
With his shrimpskin boots and his cheap Cheroots
And his skin as white as paste

Headin' south to Paraguay
Where the gauchos sing and shout
Now he's stuck in Porto Bello
Since his money all ran out
So he hangs out with the sailors
Might and day they're raisin' hell
And his original destination's just another
Story that he loves to tell.

With no plans for the future
He still seems in control
From a bronco ride to a ten foot tide
He just had to learn to roll.

Roll with the punches
Play all of his hunches
Made the best of whatever came his way
What he lacked in ambition
He made up with intuition
Plowing straight ahead come what may.

Steel band in the distance
And their music floats across the bay
While American women in muumuus
Talk about all the things they did today
And their husbands quack about fishing
As they slug those rum drinks down
Discussing who caught what
and who sat on his butt
But it's the only show in town.

They're tryin' to drink all the punches
They all may lose their lunches
Tryin' to cram lost years into five or six says
Seems that blind ambition erased their intuition
Plowin' straight ahead come what may.

I don't want to live on that kind of island
No, I don't want to swim in a roped off sea.
Too much for me, too much for me
I've got to be where the wind and the water are free.

Alone on a midnight passage
I can count the falling stars
While the Southern Cross and the satellites
They remind me of where we are
Spinning around in circles
Living it day to day
And still twenty four hours, maybe sixty good years
It's still not that long a stay.

We've gotta roll with the punches
Learn to play all of our hunches
Makin' the best of whatever comes your way
Forget that blind ambition
And learn to trust your intuition
Plowin' straight ahead come what may.
And there's a cowboy in the jungle.

Posted: June 7, 2005 7:45 am
by Bigg Rigg
Wow, You people are fast. Thanks
And thanks for the lyrics also. I needed them to.

Posted: June 7, 2005 7:47 am
by SchoolGirlHeart
You're welcome... 8)

(It's one of my favorite Buffett songs... :wink: )

and welcome to BN!

Posted: June 7, 2005 11:35 am
by PhxPhin
definitely one of my favorites .... love everything about that song

Song Lyrics

Posted: June 8, 2005 4:53 pm
by Goodman
Sorry, can't help you I'm Incommunicado and there's been a breakdown in the Coconut Telegraph. Try Google- Barney that is. :-0

Posted: June 8, 2005 9:44 pm
by SchoonerWharf
It is quite simply my favorite Jimmy Buffett song of all time.

Posted: June 13, 2005 8:25 pm
by Captain Joe
I'll jump on the wagon. This song is just about as good as it gets. I wish he'd play it live somemore....

Posted: June 13, 2005 8:57 pm
by Ilph
This is one of Jimmy's best songs, in my opinion