Skip to main content

Song & Lyrics Database

All Songs | Cover Songs | Not Released | Songs Played the Most

Bank Of Bad Habits
Written by: Jimmy Buffett, Russ Kunkel, Jay Oliver, Roger Guth, and Peter Mayer
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Barometer Soup (1995)

Lyrics:
The rumors and the stories of my past I can’t deny
I’m no St. Ignatius but again I’m no bar fly
The wrong thing is the right thing until you lose control
I got this bank of bad habits in a corner of my soul

Chorus
Bank of bad habits
The price of vice foretold
One by one they’ll do you in
They’re bound to take their toll

The wrong thing is the right thing
Until you lose control
I got this bank of bad habits
In a corner of my soul

Verse 2
Last night i said good bye to a dear old friend of mine
Just a throwback shell beach party nothing really asinine
Rum and cooked animals and bullshit by the ton
That party lasted way too long and I had too much fun

Chorus
Bank of bad habits
The price of vice foretold
One by one they’ll do you in
They’re bound to take their toll

The wrong thing is the right thing
Until you lose control
I got this bank of bad habits
In a corner of my soul
That bank of bad habits
It’s worth it’s weight in gold

Bridge
Time for you to spend that dough
Your the only one you owe
So put away those alibis
You can’t fool that banker in the sky

Now let me tell you about the seven deadly sins

One
Pride-thou shalt not have pride in thy neighbor

Two
Coveting-thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife

Three
Lust-thou shalt not lust after his neighbor’s wife

Four
Anger-do not be angry with your neighbor’s wife

Five
Gluttony-do not eat thy neighbor’s wife’s popcorn

Six
Envy-do not envy your neighbor’s wife

Seven
Sloth-do not be a slob

And the eighth deadly sin is
Pizza

Verse
A picture’s worth a thousand words just ask a camera man
And it’s no sin to stop and look I do it when I can
But you have to purge that urge to merge
You have to keep your head
Trouble is what you will find inside some stranger’s bed

Chorus
Bank of bad habits
The price of vice foretold
One by one they’ll do you in
They’re bound to take their toll

The wrong thing is the right thing
Until you lose control
I got this bank of bad habits
It’s worth its weight in gold
Yea we’re talkin
Kruggerand
Dubloon
You know I was wondering
Do you think they have an atm
Machine for bad habits?
I think I’ll apply for that card

Shows Played At:
06-23-2015: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-06-2015: Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
08-12-2010: First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
08-07-2010: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
06-17-2010: Tweeter Center – Mansfield, MA
05-20-2010: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
04-24-2010: Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
06-04-2006: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
06-02-2006: HiFi Buys Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
04-28-2006: Smirnoff Music Center – Dallas, TX
04-25-2006: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
04-22-2006: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
04-18-2006: Cricket Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
02-26-1999: Continental Airlines Arena – East Rutherford, NJ
02-24-1999: Nassau Coliseum – Long Island, NY
02-22-1999: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
02-20-1999: Nashville Arena – Nashville, TN
12-10-1998: Ice Palace – Tampa, FL
12-06-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
02-19-1998: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
02-07-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
02-06-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
12-29-1997: Double Diamond – Aspen, CO
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
10-13-1995: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-07-1995: Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
10-04-1995: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
09-30-1995: Sandstone Amphitheatre – Kansas City, KS
08-28-1995: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-26-1995: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-19-1995: E Center – Camden, NJ
Number of Shows: 63