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Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season
Written by: Jimmy Buffett
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: A1A (1974)
Additional Discography:
Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads (1992)

Buffett Live – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays (1999)

Jimmy’s Notes:
My second house in Key West was tucked away under fichus trees near the old Casa Marina Hotel. From my beach I could see the flashing red and green lights that marked the ship channel and ended at the Gulf Stream. Clouds used to gather over the the warm waters and spill out the rain and thunder. It was quite a light show. My front yard was my “thinking spot” in those days. I had a rocking chair and a hammock. When you come to think of it, you don;t need much more.

Lyrics:
Squalls out on the Gulfstream,
Big storms coming soon.
I passed out in my hammock,
God, I slept way past noon.
Stood up and tried to focus,
I hoped I wouldn't have to look far.
I knew I could use a Bloody Mary,
So I stumbled next door to the bar.

Chorus
And now I must confess,
I could use some rest.
I can't run at this pace very long.
Yes, it's quite insane,
I think it hurts my brain.
But it cleans me out and then I can go on.

There's something about this Sunday
It's a most peculiar gray
Strolling down the avenue
That's known as A1A
I was feeling tired, then I got inspired.
And I knew that it wouldn't last long
So all alone I walked back home, sat on my beach
And then I made up this song.

Chorus

Well, the wind is blowin' harder now
Fifty knots of there abouts,
There's white caps on the ocean.
And I'm watching for water spouts
It's time to close the shutters
It's time to go inside.
In a week I'll be in gay Paris;
That's a mighty long airplane ride.

Chorus
Yes, It cleans me out and then I can go on.

Shows Played At:
06-10-2017: Toyota Stadium – Frisco, TX
06-08-2017: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
06-06-2017: The Amphitheater at the Wharf – Orange Beach, AL
06-03-2017: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
05-16-2017: Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
04-01-2017: MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
05-31-2016: The Wharf Amphitheatre – Orange Beach, AL
08-15-2015: Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
06-02-2015: Gwinnett Center – Duluth, GA
04-18-2015: MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa Bay, FL
04-01-2015: San Carlos Institute Theatre – Key West, FL
08-24-2013: Alpine Valley – Elkhorn, WI
05-03-2013: Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX
02-07-2013: Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL
02-02-2013: BB&T Center – Ft Lauderdale, FL
09-01-2012: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
01-31-2012: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL
01-28-2012: American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL
08-25-2011: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-25-2011: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
05-28-2011: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
05-26-2011: Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach, VA
05-24-2011: Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
05-21-2011: Pizza Hut Park – Frisco, TX
05-03-2011: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St Louis, MO
04-30-2011: Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
02-25-2010: Amway Arena – Orlando, FL
02-20-2010: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL
08-15-2009: Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
08-11-2009: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
02-12-2009: Margaritaville Cafe Key West – Key West, FL
09-06-2008: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
09-04-2008: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
07-26-2008: Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
06-14-2008: Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, PA
06-07-2008: Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
06-05-2008: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
05-03-2008: New Orleans Jazz Festival – New Orleans, LA
04-29-2008: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
04-21-2008: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
03-29-2008: St Barts Bucket Regattas – Gustavia,
11-01-2007: Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
12-05-2003: Margaritaville Cafe – Key West, FL
08-19-2002: Cheeseburger in Paradise – Indianapolis, IN
03-15-2001: Oakland Arena – Oakland, CA
02-24-2001: Mars Music Amp – West Palm Beach, FL
02-22-2001: Ice Palace – Tampa, FL
02-17-2001: Greensboro Coliseum – Greensboro, NC
02-10-2001: National Car Rental Center – Ft Lauderdale, FL
02-08-2001: TD Waterhouse Centre – Orlando, FL
10-07-2000: Blaisdell Centre – Honolulu, HI
09-29-2000: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-02-2000: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-24-2000: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
08-22-2000: Alltel Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
08-19-2000: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
08-17-2000: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-31-2000: Southampton College – Southampton, NY
07-29-2000: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
07-25-2000: Polaris Amphitheatre – Columbus, OH
07-13-2000: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-22-2000: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
06-15-2000: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-13-2000: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-08-2000: E Center – Camden, NJ
06-02-2000: Unknown – Charleston, SC
12-09-1999: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
12-08-1998: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
12-04-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
11-07-1998: Margaritaville Street Festival – Key West, FL
10-11-1998: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-07-1998: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
09-30-1998: Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA
08-30-1998: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-28-1998: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-20-1997: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-16-1997: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
06-25-1997: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-17-1997: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
06-14-1997: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
09-26-1996: Rose Garden – Portland, OR
08-31-1996: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
06-05-1995: Blockbuster Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
11-15-1992: Unknown – Honolulu, HI
10-03-1992: Margaritaville Cafe – Key West, FL
01-24-1992: Miami Arena – Miami, FL
01-23-1992: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
08-18-1991: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-16-1991: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-06-1991: Mud Island Amphitheatre – Memphis, TN
08-04-1991: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
07-27-1991: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07-26-1991: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07-19-1991: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
07-06-1991: Popular Creek Music Theatre – Hoffman Estates, IL
07-05-1991: Popular Creek Music Theatre – Hoffman Estates, IL
08-27-1983: Sheridan Opera House – Telluride, CO
06-08-1981: Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA
07-12-1980: Carowinds Palladium – Charlotte, NC
07-04-1980: Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN
07-29-1979: Greek Amphitheatre – Berkley, CA
10-23-1976: Lisner Auditorium – Washington, DC
07-26-1976: Unknown – Austin, TX
07-18-1976: Carterbarron Amphitheatre – Washington, DC
12-08-1975: Constitution Hall – Washington, DC
09-10-1975: The Boarding House – Sausalito, CA
09-03-1975: The Backdoor – San Diego, CA
10-18-1974: The Record Plant – Sausalito, CA
Number of Shows: 108