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What If The Hokey Pokey Is All It Really Is About?
Written by: Jimmy Buffett, Mac McAnally, C. Macak, T. Baker, L. Laprise
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Far Side Of The World (2002)

Lyrics:
The universe is runnin’ away
I heard it on the news just the other day
There’s this new stuff called dark energy
We can’t measure and we can’t see
It’s some elemental mystery
Train that we can’t catch

But our heads are in the oven
And somebody’s ’bout to strike a match

Meanwhile back on our big round ball
Things are getting serious as cholesterol
Permutations, calculations,
Greedy piggies at the trough
Arrogance and ignorance
Just to top it off
I just can’t keep up with the Nasdaq
Who got sold and bought
I’ve got to take my lunch break
But I’ll leave you with a little for thought

Maybe it’s all too simple
For our brains to figure it out
What if the hokey pokey
Is all it really is about

What if life is just a cosmic joke
Like spiders in your underwear or olives in
your coke
My life can get as messy as a day old sticky bun
So I arm myself with punch lines and a big ol’
water gun
They say it’s not that simple but just maybe it
should be
It’s time to change the subject, would you join me
in a cup of herbal tea?

Maybe it’s all too simple
For our brains to figure it out
What if the hokey pokey
Is all it really is about

I still believe in rock ‘n’ roll
It pays my bills and soothes my soul
There really really isn’t
A whole lot more around
Except for Frank Sinatra and the Big
band sound
I want music in the music
I want chicken in the soup
I want caffeine in my system let’s revive
the hula hoop

Maybe it’s all too simple
For our brains to figure it out
What if the hokey pokey
Is all it really is about

Shows Played At:
07-17-2008: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
10-05-2002: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-03-2002: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-01-2002: Cricket Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
09-28-2002: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
09-26-2002: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
09-24-2002: Rose Garden – Portland, OR
08-31-2002: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-29-2002: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-27-2002: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-24-2002: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
08-22-2002: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
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
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
02-20-2002: TD Waterhouse Centre – Orlando, FL
02-18-2002: Ice Palace – Tampa, FL
11-16-2001: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
11-14-2001: OSU Value Center Arena – Columbus, OH
11-10-2001: Target Center – Minneapolis, MN
Number of Shows: 32