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Desperation Samba (Halloween In Tijuana)
Written by: Jimmy Buffett, Will Jennings, Timothy B.Schmidt
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Last Mango In Paris (1985)
Additional Discography:
Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads (1992)

Meet Me In Margaritaville (2003)
Live in Anguilla (2007)
Live in Anguilla (2007) – DVD

Jimmy’s Notes:
I wound up in Mexico one day, passing through Tijuana on my way to Rosarito Beach. I was passing through the bizarre streets of this border town listening to the radio from San Diego when the DJ mentioned that it was Halloween. I looked around and realized that none of these people needed a costume.

“This song brings to mind two things. First, an image of Robert Mitchum standing in the doorway of a bar in Tijuana, and second, a line by Thomas McGuane, my brother-in-law from his book PANAMA…”The night wrote a check the morning couldn’t cash.”

Lyrics:
Halloween in Tijuana
Full moon in my eyes
I wonder how in the hell I got here
Without a disguise

Should I take this last step
or turn myself around
or follow my intuition into that border town

Yo quiero a bailar en Mexico
Do the despreation samba con nos amigos
Yo quiero a bailar en Mexico
Do the desperation samba con nos amigos

Pretty girls they beckon
From their rooms above
Skeletons are dancing
in the name of love

Don't know where I'm going
Don't like where I've been
There may be no exit
But hell I'm going in

Yo quiero a bailar en Mexico
Do the desperation samba con nos amigos
Yo quiero a bailer en Mexico
Do the desperation samba con nos amigos

Hear the people singing the same old
haunting tune
I drink because I know it's me against the moon

Yo quiero a bailar en Mexico
Do the desperation samba con nos amigos

Shows Played At:
01-18-2008: Hong Kong Football Club – Hong Kong,
11-03-2007: Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
10-18-2007: Fillmore Auditorium – San Francisco, CA
04-28-2007: Pizza Hut Park – Frisco, TX
04-21-2007: Minute Maid Park – Houston, TX
03-24-2007: Bankie Banx Dune Preserve – Rendezvous Bay,
02-10-2007: Leon County Civic Center – Tallahassee, FL
02-08-2007: Amway Arena – Orlando, FL
02-03-2007: The Clevelander – Miami, FL
12-22-2006: The Belly Up – Aspen, CO
11-16-2006: Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
11-14-2006: Sound Advice Amphitheater – West Palm Beach, FL
10-28-2006: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-26-2006: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
10-21-2006: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-19-2006: Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
09-14-2006: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
09-12-2006: DTE Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
08-12-2006: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-10-2006: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-08-2006: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
08-05-2006: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
08-03-2006: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-01-2006: Tweeter Center Philadelphia – Camden, NJ
07-01-2006: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
06-29-2006: Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
06-10-2006: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
06-08-2006: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-06-2006: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
06-04-2006: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
06-02-2006: HiFi Buys Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
05-06-2006: New Orleans Jazz Festival – New Orleans, LA
04-28-2006: Smirnoff Music Center – Dallas, TX
04-25-2006: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
04-22-2006: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
04-20-2006: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
04-18-2006: Cricket Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
02-03-2003: RBC Center – Raleigh, NC
02-20-2002: TD Waterhouse Centre – Orlando, FL
02-18-2002: Ice Palace – Tampa, FL
02-16-2002: National Car Rental Center – Ft Lauderdale, FL
02-14-2002: Leon County Civic Center – Tallahassee, FL
11-16-2001: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
11-14-2001: OSU Value Center Arena – Columbus, OH
11-12-2001: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
11-10-2001: Target Center – Minneapolis, MN
11-07-2001: Jefferson County Coliseum – Birmingham, AL
11-05-2001: Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
09-29-2001: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
09-27-2001: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
09-25-2001: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
09-08-2001: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
09-06-2001: Tweeter Center Philadelphia – Camden, NJ
09-04-2001: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
09-01-2001: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-30-2001: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-27-2001: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06-05-2001: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-02-2001: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
05-31-2001: Fiddlers Green – Denver, CO
05-28-2001: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
05-26-2001: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
05-24-2001: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
05-22-2001: Desert Sky Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
Number of Shows: 64