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Overkill
Written by: Jimmy Buffett/Roger Guth/Russ Kunkel/Peter Mayer/Jim Mayer
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Banana Wind (1996)

Lyrics:
Legal problems gettin' thick and hazy
Look at the people gettin' rich and crazy
Locked up in mansions on the top of a hill
Someone needs to tell them 'bout overkill

(Chorus)
Overkill, overkill
Such a megalo modern problematic ill
Climb too fast and shove too hard
You'll be pushin' up the daisies in the old bone yard
Ah,…ah, ah,…ah

I went found the truth in the Himilayas
Bundled up half-frozen munchin' Milky Way-as
Found a shaman in a diaper with a poppy pot
When I asked if he was cold he said, "I just think hot."

(Chorus)

Minor rap breakdown bridge
Out in Hollywood, the paper money rolls
They feed their egos, instead of their souls
A million here, a million there, a mindless corporate dance
Get paid for fuckin' off, in the south of France
They don't do the shows, but they act like the stars
They fly around in G4's and suck on big cigars
It ain't about the talent, it ain't about the skill
It's all about the silly stupid horseshit deal

(Chorus)

I got no corporate gig, I got no guru
I don't own the ocean front in Honolulu
You write the big checks, but I pay your bills
Now someone's got to tell you 'bout overkill

(Chorus)

Shows Played At:
02-06-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
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
08-27-1997: The Meadows – Hartford, CT
08-23-1997: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
08-20-1997: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-08-1997: Polaris Amphitheatre – Columbus, OH
07-06-1997: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
07-03-1997: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-27-1997: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-20-1997: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-16-1997: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
06-14-1997: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
Number of Shows: 17