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Everybody’s Got A Cousin In Miami
Written by: Jimmy Buffett, Michael Tcshudin
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Fruitcakes (1994)

Lyrics:
It was ninety miles to freedom but they took the risk
Though the ocean was all motion and the wind was brisk
The deadly gunboats never saw them in the pale moonlight
They were off to Cayo Hueso by the dawns early light
The gringo in the garden called the customs man
They answered all his questions, were allowed to land
The ladies shared a hairbrush and their husbands had a coke
Then they were taken up to Krome to meet with their kin folk

Chorus
Everybody’s got a cousin in Miami
Everybody understands the impromptu
Dancing in the heat to the beat
That turns your clothing clammy
Everybody needs to have a dream come true

In a third world jungle not so far away
Lives a natural drummer with a dream to play
He’s the brother of the lizard and the flying fish
But he’s been enchanted by the pictures
From the satellite dish
So his mama packs his bags, knots his red neck tie
Sends him north to her relations with a kiss good-bye
He’s bewildered by the plane ride and the immigration line
Until he sees his Christian name upon a cardboard sign

Everybody’s got a cousin in Miami
Everybody is an Aborigine
Dancing in the heat to the beat
That turns your clothing clammy
Everybody wants to win that lottery

It’s hard to believe the city started as a trading post
Home to the Seminole, pirate and pioneer
Between the river of grass and the old mosquito coast
Before the railroad claimed the southernmost frontier

I am umbilically connected to the temperate zone
It brought me life, it brought me love
I never have outgrown
It brought me one too many nights along that Biscayne shore
And one too many mornings in the Grove Drug Store
In one way or the other we’re all refugees
Living out this easy life below the banyan trees
Smoothing off the rougher edges of the culture clash
We got a style, we got a look
We got that old panache

Shows Played At:
04-09-2015: Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
04-01-2015: San Carlos Institute Theatre – Key West, FL
01-28-2012: American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL
04-18-2006: Cricket Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
02-13-2003: American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL
02-10-2003: TD Waterhouse Centre – Orlando, FL
11-02-2002: Nikkis Beach Club – Miami, FL
10-03-2002: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-01-2002: Cricket Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
09-28-2002: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
09-24-2002: Rose Garden – Portland, OR
08-31-2002: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-20-2002: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
06-29-2002: HiFi Buys Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-27-2002: Tweeter Center Philadelphia – Camden, NJ
06-25-2002: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-22-2002: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
06-20-2002: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
06-18-2002: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
05-26-2002: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
05-25-2002: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
05-04-2002: New Orleans Jazz Festival – New Orleans, LA
05-02-2002: Margaritaville Cafe – New Orleans, LA
04-25-2002: Smirnoff Music Center – Dallas, TX
04-23-2002: The Woodlands – Houston, TX
04-20-2002: Greensboro Coliseum – Greensboro, NC
04-18-2002: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
04-16-2002: Alltel Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
04-13-2002: AM South Amphitheatre – Nashville, TN
12-28-1998: Double Diamond – Aspen, CO
02-19-1998: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
02-17-1998: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
02-16-1998: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
02-14-1998: Charlotte Coliseum – Charlotte, NC
02-11-1998: Thompson Boling Arena – Knoxville, TN
02-09-1998: Ice Palace – Tampa, FL
02-07-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
02-06-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
10-26-1997: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-25-1997: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-23-1997: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
10-21-1997: Desert Sky Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
10-18-1997: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-17-1997: Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
08-31-1997: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-30-1997: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-28-1997: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-27-1997: The Meadows – Hartford, CT
08-23-1997: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
08-22-1997: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
08-20-1997: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-16-1997: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
08-15-1997: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
08-13-1997: E Center – Camden, NJ
08-12-1997: E Center – Camden, NJ
08-09-1997: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
08-08-1997: Polaris Amphitheatre – Columbus, OH
07-06-1997: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
07-05-1997: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
07-03-1997: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-02-1997: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-28-1997: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
06-27-1997: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-25-1997: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-24-1997: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06-21-1997: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-20-1997: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-17-1997: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
06-16-1997: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
06-14-1997: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-13-1997: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-11-1997: GTE Amphitheatre – Virginia Beach, VA
04-26-1995: Starwood Amphitheatre – Nashville, TN
04-19-1995: Miami Arena – Miami, FL
04-16-1994: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
09-03-1993: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-21-1993: Buckeye Lake – Columbus, OH
08-18-1993: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-17-1993: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-16-1993: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
08-14-1993: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
08-13-1993: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
08-10-1993: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-04-1993: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07-03-1993: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07-02-1993: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-27-1993: Blockbuster Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
06-23-1993: Garden State Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
06-22-1993: Garden State Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
06-19-1993: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
06-12-1993: City Park – New Orleans, LA
06-03-1993: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
Number of Shows: 92