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Sheila Says
Written by: Jimmy Buffett
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

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

1st Verse
Sheila says the heart is just a muscle
Sheila says the heart is cooled by time
Hiding out for years down in these trade winds
In the land of coconuts and limes

/ Chorus
I've played this game for too long
My life's just one same old song
Now marooned for a time on this island
I go into and out of the fog
And that's why I live with my dog

/ Instrumental bridge
/ 3rd Verse
Men oh, men oh, oh men I've known too many
Deceivers cloaked in clumsy vanity
What men lack in love and understanding
They make up in stupidity

/ Chorus
But now and then one comes along
And lights up my world like a song
I am tempted to unleash my interest
Yet I put it to you man's best friend
There's just one sad old way it can end

/ Bridge
We have our faults
But men have only two
All that they say
All that they do
You're a joy and a friend and a guardian
Never bored with my sad monologue
You're better off with a dog

Sheila says the heart's just a muscle
Sheila says the heart's just a muscle

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

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