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Wonder Why We Ever Go Home
Written by: Jimmy Buffett
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes (1977)
Additional Discography:
You Had To Be There (1978)

Nod to the Storyteller (2008)

Lyrics:
Years grow shorter, not longer,
the more you've been on your own.
Feelin's for movin' grow stronger'
so you wonder why you ever go home,
wonder why you ever go home.

People are movin' so quickly.
Humor's in need of repair.
Same occupations and same obligations;
they've really got nothing to share,
like drivin' around with no spare.

River gets deeper not shallow,
the further you move down the stream.
Wonderin'if I can keep her as I
race to keep up with my dreams.
How they shine and glitter and gleam.

Repeat First Verse
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[Alternate Version Cut from the album Havana Daydreamin']

People movin' and surein'
there humors in need of repair
Same occupations and same obuglations
They've really got nothing to share
like driving around with no spare

Years grow shorter not longer
the more spend on your own
Feelings for moving grow stronger
So you wonder why you ever go home

River gets deeper not shallow
The more you move down the stream
Waters move stronger and faster
As you race to keep up with your dream
How they shine and they glitter and gleam

Years grow shorter not longer
the more spend on your own
Feelings for moving grow stronger
So you wonder why you ever go home

Shows Played At:
08-13-2015: First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
06-06-2015: Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
06-02-2015: Gwinnett Center – Duluth, GA
10-18-2007: Fillmore Auditorium – San Francisco, CA
09-29-2007: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
04-24-2003: Pepsi Arena – Denver, CO
08-28-1996: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-10-1996: Continental Airlines Arena – East Rutherford, NJ
08-03-1996: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
06-23-1996: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
06-18-1996: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-07-1996: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
05-30-1996: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
05-29-1996: Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto,
08-08-1987: Southern Star Amphitheatre – Houston, TX
07-04-1987: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-30-1987: Springfield Civic Center – Springfield, MA
06-07-1987: Kings Dominion – Doswell, VA
08-27-1983: Sheridan Opera House – Telluride, CO
07-12-1980: Carowinds Palladium – Charlotte, NC
07-04-1980: Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN
06-20-1978: Universal Amphitheatre – Los Angeles, CA
03-29-1978: Summerfest Marcus Amphitheatre – Milwaukee, WI
08-02-1977: Central Park – New York, NY
07-24-1977: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
06-04-1977: Paramount Theatre – Portland, OR
01-02-1974: The Main Point – Philadelphia, PA
Number of Shows: 27