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Public Relations
Written by: Jimmy Buffett
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Don’t Stop The Carnival (1998)

I was born on an island The island of Manhattan Dreamt all my life of a career on the Great White way Producer Norman Paperman Director Norman Paperman [Proudly] And I made it! In a sort of off-the-wall way, I found my calling Ð Listen [Sings] Up every morning, out every evening Hustling for headlines, that’s what I do Table at Sardi’s, grappling for gossip Working the press for a mention or two / Paperman [Cont.] I never acted like some nervous rookie Right from the start I was hot as a cookie I was the numero uno What a debut / Chorus Public Relations, Public Relations Boozing and schmoozing, that’s what I do PR’s my vocation And I’m a sensation Public relations Such hullabaloo / But I went full throttle Never could slow down

Then out of nowhere a mild heart attack
Middle age crisis Face the big questions
Had to get off of this foolish fast track
/ It all started out As an ad in the paper
Now it’s turned into A tropical caper
But it’s only public relations And that’s what I do
/ Chorus Public Relations, Public Relations Ego inflation, that’s what I do
Isn’t it wonderful, isn’t it fabulous
Public Relations, such hullabaloo

Give this some thought Norman

Things can get sticky
Here in the tropics
Wine turns to glue

/ Norman
I’ve never seen such a beautiful ocean

/ Iris
Holy Sweet Jesus, he’s got no clue

/ Norman
I’ll buy this place I am expatriating

/ Iris
You as a landlord Sounds intoxicating

It’s only Public Relations
Who’s screwing who

No, not that old PR
Of yacking and quacking
Making folks happy
That’s what I’ll do

Sunshine and sea air
Palm trees, martinis
That’s what I yearn for —
Like you, you, and you

Just give me some time
And I’ll make it come true!

Words and music by Jimmy Buffett Lyric reprint and music publishing ©1997 Calaloo Music (BMI) except Intro – The Legend of Norman Paperman/Kinja ©1996 Calaloo Music (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by Permission

Shows Played At:
08-28-1998: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-26-1998: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-25-1998: The Meadows – Hartford, CT
Number of Shows: 3