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A Thousand Steps To Nowhere
Written by: Jimmy Buffett
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

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

Lyrics:
/ Iris
A thousand steps

/ Paperman
Obviously

/ Iris
The Jewish cemetery

/ Paperman
It may come in handy

/ Iris
Let me get him. Your heart

/ Paperman
Stay here

/
A thousand steps to nowhere
That is all I see This night is asking questions Where and what for me
/
A thousand miles from Henny
Who warned me from the start
I feel foolhardy, I miss Sardi’s
Thought I was so smart

/ Chorus
Down is up, up is down
That’s just life in Kinja town
The natives and the castaways
That’s just life for me these days

/ Henny
I’ve had it with this weather
My skin is pale as bleach
I’m heading back to Kinja
And stretch out on the beach

/
My past is in these boxes
All clean and neatly packed
No time for sorrow, I leave tomorrow
There’s no turning back

/
No turning back, I’m island bound

/
I want to turn from white to brown
Sing and dance to calypso songs
Trade in this mink for a pink sarong

/ Iris
I really do admire him
And what he’s taking on
This island and these crazies
But I fear he’ll soon be gone

/
Can’t let myself fall for him
A terrible mistake
He’s got Henny,
I’m one too many
This time my heart could break

/ Chorus
A thousand steps to nowhere
That is all I see

/ Paperman
My heart is pounding madly

/ Iris
Mine too, won’t let me be
A thousand reasons not to

/ Paperman
Strange but oh so true
I’m behaving

/ Iris
You’re not past saving
A thing we both should do

/ Henny
Cause he’s happy

/ Duet
Down is up, up is down

/ Henny
I understand

/ Duet
That’s just life in Kinja town

/ Henny
Cause he’s my man

/ Duet
The natives and the castaways
That’s just life for us these days

/ Henny
Cause he’s happy

/ Duet
Down is up, up is down

/ Henny
I understand

/ Duet
That’s just life in Kinja town

/ Henny
Cause he’s my man

/ Duet
The natives and the castaways

/ Ensemble
That’s just life for us these days
That’s just life for us these days

/ Paperman
Gilbert come and prime the pump

Shows Played At:
06-14-1997: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
Number of Shows: 1