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If The Phone Doesn’t Ring, It’s Me
Written by: Jimmy Buffett, Will Jennings, Michael Utley
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett
Peak Chart Position: Billboard Country Chart: #16; Adult Comtemporary: #37;

Originally from the Album: Last Mango In Paris (1985)
Additional Discography:
Live by the Bay (1986)

Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads (1992)

Jimmy’s Notes:
This phrase sort of sums it all up: “Good days’ bad days, and going half mad days.” We all have them. This is as close as I can get to a sad song.

“The time spent writing about the intensity involved in trying to keep love together is short; but the endless research can kill you.”

Lyrics:
There are oceans of feelings between us
Currents that take us and sweep us away
That's why we seldom have seen us
In the light of a cold hard day

Lots of new friends with the same old answers
Open your eyes, you might see
Of our lives were that simple
We'd live in the past
If the phone doesn't ring, it's me

If the phone doesn't ring
You'll know that it's me
I'll be out in the eye of the storm
If the phone doesn't ring
you'll know that I'll be
Where someone can make me feel warm
It's too bad we can't turn
and live in the past
If the phone doesn't ring, it's me

I've had good days and bad days
And going half mad days
I try to let go but you're still on my mind
I've lost all the old ways
I'm searching for new plays
Putting it all on the line

Lots of new friends with the same old problems
Open your eyes, you might see
If our lives were that simple
We'd live in the past
If the phone doesn't ring, it's me

If it takes all the future
We'll live through the past
If the phone doesn't ring, it's me

Shows Played At:
10-19-2010: Rose Garden – Portland, OR
09-02-2010: Nissan Pavillion – Bristow, VA
08-10-2010: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
06-22-2010: DTE Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-19-2010: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
05-22-2010: Pizza Hut Park – Frisco, TX
05-17-2010: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
05-15-2010: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
05-01-2010: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
04-24-2010: Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
07-08-2004: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-03-2004: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
07-01-2004: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06-29-2004: Tweeter Center Philadelphia – Camden, NJ
05-26-2004: Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
05-22-2004: Schottenstein Center – Columbus, OH
05-18-2004: Pepsi Arena – Denver, CO
05-01-2004: Office Depot Center – Sunrise, FL
04-29-2004: Colonial Center – Columbia, SC
04-27-2004: RBC Center – Raleigh, NC
04-24-2004: Charlotte Coliseum – Charlotte, NC
04-22-2004: St Pete Times Forum – Tampa, FL
04-16-2004: The Breakers – Palm Beach, FL
08-03-1998: Polaris Amphitheatre – Columbus, OH
07-31-1998: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
07-29-1998: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
07-27-1998: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
07-25-1998: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-24-1998: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-02-1998: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-30-1998: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-27-1998: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-25-1998: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-23-1998: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-20-1998: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
06-19-1998: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06-17-1998: GTE Amphitheatre – Virginia Beach, VA
06-14-1998: North Charleston Coliseum – Charleston, SC
02-21-1998: Santa Monica – Santa Monica, CA
08-12-1990: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
08-11-1990: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-22-1990: Cary Field – Williamsburg, VA
07-21-1990: Charlotte Memorial Stadium – Charlotte, NC
07-08-1990: Lake Compounce – Bristol, CT
07-06-1990: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
07-01-1990: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
06-30-1990: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
08-08-1987: Southern Star Amphitheatre – Houston, TX
07-04-1987: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-30-1987: Springfield Civic Center – Springfield, MA
06-07-1987: Kings Dominion – Doswell, VA
11-16-1986: OConnell Center – Gainesville, FL
08-12-1986: Six Flags Over Texas – Arlington, TX
08-27-1985: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
07-10-1985: Portland Civic Center – Portland, ME
Number of Shows: 55