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Carnival World
Written by: Jimmy Buffett, Roger Guth & Jay Oliver
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Off To See The Lizard (1989)
Additional Discography:
Live in Anguilla (2007)

Lyrics:
My father always said that there’s no free ride
You’ve got to make a sacrifice
With so many Prophets on the Lord’s side
Even your soul has got a price
But talk is cheap it takes money to buy your freedom
And the tax man’s knockin’ at your door

CHORUS
Spend it while you can
Money’s contraband
You can’t take it with you when you go
Spend it while you can
Before it’s taken from your hand
There’s no free ride in this carnival world

Too many hawkers on this travelin’ show
Everybody’s got something to sell
Bootleg Swatches, cardboard Gucci gear
Watch your step at the wishing well

What’s mine is mine
If it’s only one thin dime
My cash has always meant to flow

(Chorus)
Spend it while you can, etc……….
There’s no free ride in this carnival world.

But talk is cheap it takes money to buy your freedom
And the tax man’s knockin’ at your door.

(Chorus)
Spend it while you can….
….there’s no free ride in this carnival world.
There’s no free ride in this carnival world.

Shows Played At:
08-30-2007: Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
07-24-2007: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
03-24-2007: Bankie Banx Dune Preserve – Rendezvous Bay,
11-23-2004: TD Waterhouse Centre – Orlando, FL
11-04-2004: Margaritaville Street Festival – Key West, FL
10-16-2004: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
07-10-2004: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
07-08-2004: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-06-2004: 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
05-18-2004: 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
07-30-1989: Cary Field – Williamsburg, VA
07-29-1989: Carowinds Palladium – Charlotte, NC
07-16-1989: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
07-15-1989: Lake Compounce – Bristol, CT
06-30-1989: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
Number of Shows: 25