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That’s What Living Is To Me
Written by: Jimmy Buffett
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Hot Water (1988)
Additional Discography:
Live in Anguilla (2007) – DVD

Live in Anguilla (2007)

Jimmy’s Notes:
I would like to thank J.D. Souther for the book, Harry Belafonte for the early inspiration and Mark Twain for taking the trip long ago.

Lyrics:
Jason Mason hears the sound
The whistle blows in Congotown
And the mail boat's in mail boat's in

It brings him things from oh so far
Old magazines and Snickers Bars
A simple man a simple land
The world's too big to understand

Chorus
Be good and you will be lonesome
Be lonesome and you will be free
Live a lie and you will live to regret it
That's what living is to me
That's what living is to me

On a timeless beach in Hispaniola
A young girl sips a diet cola
She's worlds apart worlds apart
The spirit of the black king still
Reverberates through Haitian hills
He rules the sea and all the fish
What if he had a TV dish

Chorus
Now in the far off regions
the foreign legion
Keeps the thieves and the
predators at bay
While closer to home
some bad boys still roam
The streets aren't safe so give it
One more day, one more day

The stories from my favorite books
Still take on many different looks
And I'm gone again, home again
The time has come the walrus said
And little oysters hide their head
My twain of thought is loosely bound
I guess it's time to mark this down

Shows Played At:
08-19-2017: Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
08-17-2017: BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
08-15-2017: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-11-2017: Budweiser Stage – Toronto,
07-11-2017: DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
07-08-2017: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-06-2017: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St Louis, MO
06-10-2017: Toyota Stadium – Frisco, TX
06-08-2017: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
06-06-2017: The Amphitheater at the Wharf – Orange Beach, AL
06-03-2017: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
05-16-2017: Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
05-13-2017: Amway Center – Orlando, FL
05-11-2017: Volvo Stadium on Daniel Island – Charleston, SC
04-18-2017: The Opera House – Wellington,
03-23-2007: Bankie Banx Dune Preserve – Rendezvous Bay,
10-13-2001: Guild Hall – East Hampton, NY
10-03-2001: Lulus Sunset Grill – Pascagoula, MS
08-30-2001: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-27-2001: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06-02-2001: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
05-31-2001: Fiddlers Green – Denver, CO
05-26-2001: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
05-24-2001: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
03-15-2001: Oakland Arena – Oakland, CA
02-17-2001: Greensboro Coliseum – Greensboro, NC
02-15-2001: Compaq Center – Houston, TX
02-10-2001: National Car Rental Center – Ft Lauderdale, FL
02-08-2001: TD Waterhouse Centre – Orlando, FL
10-07-2000: Blaisdell Centre – Honolulu, HI
09-29-2000: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
08-31-2000: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-29-2000: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-26-2000: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
08-22-2000: Alltel Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
08-19-2000: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-31-2000: Southampton College – Southampton, NY
07-29-2000: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
07-27-2000: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
07-25-2000: Polaris Amphitheatre – Columbus, OH
07-20-2000: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-18-2000: Riverport Amphitheatre – St Louis, MO
07-13-2000: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-24-2000: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
06-20-2000: GTE Amphitheatre – Virginia Beach, VA
06-17-2000: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-10-2000: E Center – Camden, NJ
06-08-2000: E Center – Camden, NJ
06-02-2000: Unknown – Charleston, SC
12-09-1999: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
12-02-1999: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
12-10-1998: Ice Palace – Tampa, FL
02-07-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
08-24-1996: The Meadows – Hartford, CT
08-16-1992: Riverport Amphitheatre – St Louis, MO
07-10-1992: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
07-07-1992: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
07-05-1992: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07-03-1992: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
05-21-1992: Classic Amphitheatre – Richmond, VA
10-12-1988: Sunrise Musical Theatre – Ft Lauderdale, FL
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
Number of Shows: 65