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Defying Gravity
Written by: Jesse Winchester
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Havana Daydreamin’ (1976)
Additional Discography:
Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads (1992)

Live at Fenway Park (2005) – DVD
Live at Fenway Park (2005)

Jimmy’s Notes:
Like a solid relief pitcher, Jesse Winchester is a source of songs I return to again and again. I love the message in this song, simple and to the point. I never do dream I may fall-and if I do fall, what the hell.

Lyrics:
I live on a big round ball
I never do dream I may fall
And even one day if I do
Well I'll jump up and smile back at you
I don't even know where we are
They tell me were circling a star
Well I'll take their word, I don't know
But I'm dizzy so it may be so

I'm riding a big round ball
I never do dream I may fall
And even the high must lay low
But when I do fall I will be glad to go
Yes when I do fall I will be glad to go

Shows Played At:
10-17-2018: Vivint Smart Home Arena – Salt Lake City, UT
06-06-2017: The Amphitheater at the Wharf – Orange Beach, AL
06-03-2017: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
05-20-2017: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
06-02-2016: Infinite Energy Arena – Duluth, GA
04-21-2016: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
09-27-2015: La Cigale – Paris,
06-23-2015: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
05-28-2015: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
04-22-2014: Walnut Creek Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC
04-19-2014: MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
03-18-2012: Waikiki Shell – Honolulu, HI
03-08-2012: HP Pavilion – San Jose, CA
10-22-2011: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-18-2011: Pepsi Arena – Denver, CO
08-23-2011: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
10-21-2010: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
11-24-2009: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
06-14-2008: Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, PA
04-24-2008: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St Louis, MO
09-08-2007: Gillette Stadium – Foxboro, MA
11-14-2006: Sound Advice Amphitheater – West Palm Beach, FL
10-20-2005: Fillmore Auditorium – San Francisco, CA
09-10-2004: Fenway Park – Boston, MA
07-05-2003: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-28-2003: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
02-03-2003: RBC Center – Raleigh, NC
11-05-2001: Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
09-27-2001: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
05-31-2001: Fiddlers Green – Denver, CO
11-04-2000: Guild Hall – East Hampton, NY
05-01-1998: Margaritaville Cafe – New Orleans, LA
10-26-1997: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
08-31-1997: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
09-28-1996: The Gorge – George, WA
08-25-1992: Delta Center – Salt Lake City, UT
08-16-1992: Riverport Amphitheatre – St Louis, MO
07-07-1992: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
07-04-1992: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07-03-1992: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-12-1992: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
07-06-1991: Popular Creek Music Theatre – Hoffman Estates, IL
Number of Shows: 42