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The Ass And The Hole
Written by: Mac McAnally
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Word of Mouth (1999)

Lyrics:
This modern age we live in
It's hard to figure out
If anybody out there talking
Has a clue what they're talking about.

Hah

There's twisted trends
Psychic friends
And tabloid UFOs
And the wisest man
and the best-laid plan
Might still say "I don't know."

What do you think?
I say well….

They must not be that different
The ass and the hole in the ground
They often are mistaken
for each other I have found.
If life rewards the ones who try
until they've got it down
The difference between their ass and a hole in the ground.

If politics and A Rod everybody hears enough
No amount of talking can change a mind that's been made up
We got the great decider
Who can't decide just what to say
Whatever side you're on
one thing's for certain either way

It must not be that different
the ass and the hole in the ground
they often are mistken
for each other I have found
if life rewards the ones who try
until they've got it down
The difference between their ass and a hole in the ground.

The morning news and the evening new ??
seems so easy to tell
When the Lord looks down on the things we do
WE mgiht get angry and they might say well

It must not be that different.

Guitar solo

Life rewards the ones who try until they've got it down
The diference between their ass and the hole
The difference between their ass and the hole
The difference between their ass and the hole in the ground.

Shows Played At:
10-25-2008: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-21-2008: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
10-18-2008: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-16-2008: Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
09-06-2008: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
09-04-2008: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
09-01-2008: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-30-2008: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-24-2008: Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
07-29-2008: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-26-2008: Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
07-22-2008: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
07-19-2008: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
07-17-2008: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
05-04-2001: Margaritaville Cafe – New Orleans, LA
07-22-1999: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
07-17-1999: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
07-13-1999: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-10-1999: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
07-08-1999: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-17-1999: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
06-15-1999: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
06-12-1999: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-10-1999: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-08-1999: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-05-1999: E Center – Camden, NJ
06-03-1999: E Center – Camden, NJ
06-01-1999: Blockbuster Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
05-29-1999: North Charleston Coliseum – Charleston, SC
Number of Shows: 29