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Kinja
Written by: Jimmy Buffett
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Calaloo (1999)

Lyrics:
Kinja is The Legend Of Norman Paperman / Kinja without the references to Norman Paperman

Kinja's the name of this island
It's been Kinja for two hundred years
But remember paradise
Doesn't come without a price
Let me make that abundantly clear

Kinja, this beautiful island
In a windward archipelago
[Somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico]
We've been English, French and Dutch
Never seemed to matter much
Now we're officially Amerigo

We're Kinja
Still Kinja
Our Kinja

Our ancestors came on the slave ships
To work for the privileged few
Who wore Paris fashions
And lived in pink mansions
While we huddled in shacks of bamboo

Den da sugar beet bring us our freedom
With the help from our God we got through
Insurrections, beheadin's, funerals
And weddin's, Hurricanes
And a World War or Two

Hurricanes and a World War or Two

We're Kinja
Still Kinja
Our Kinja

We're Kinja
Still Kinja
Our Kinja

Churchill had to get some destroyers
To put Hitler six feet below
FDR he pulled a nifty
Got our island for just fifty
And da Limeys dey pack up and go

We dance through the streets in celebration
Da fireworks dey light up da sky
We got hot dogs and highways
Got Fords and Chevrolets
Not to mention de Fourth of July

Not to mention de Fourth of July

We're Kinja
Still Kinja
Our Kinja

We're Kinja
Still Kinja
Our Kinja

Now the Yankees, they come wid der dollars
It's a beehive of activity
Sell dem crawfish and rum
Keep dem dizzy and numb
Oh we're liken' this prosperity

We got new holidays for celebration
We got new laws, but no one complies
We got crawfish and mangos
Calypsos and tangos
Ahhh, but we short on our watah supply

Mighty short on our watah supply

We got the Carnival
We love the Carnival
The Kinja Carnival
Carnival

We got the Carnival
Don't stop the Carnival
Kinja Carnival

Shows Played At:
04-26-2014: Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
04-24-2014: PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
04-22-2014: Walnut Creek Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC
04-19-2014: MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
12-05-2013: BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
12-03-2013: Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN
11-30-2013: KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY
10-26-2013: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-24-2013: US Airways Cente – Phoenix, AZ
10-22-2013: Pepsi Arena – Denver, CO
10-19-2013: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
08-24-2013: Alpine Valley – Elkhorn, WI
08-22-2013: Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
08-20-2013: Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
08-17-2013: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
07-20-2013: Comerica Park – Detroit, MI
07-18-2013: First Niagra Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
07-16-2013: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-13-2013: Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach, VA
06-29-2013: Charter One Pavilion – Chicago, IL
06-27-2013: Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-25-2013: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
06-22-2013: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
05-04-2013: FC Stadium – Frisco, TX
05-03-2013: Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX
04-30-2013: Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
04-27-2013: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
12-10-1998: Ice Palace – Tampa, FL
12-08-1998: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
12-06-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
12-04-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
12-02-1998: Mobile Civic Center – Mobile, AL
10-11-1998: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-09-1998: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-07-1998: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
10-06-1998: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
10-03-1998: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-30-1998: Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA
09-29-1998: Rose Garden – Portland, OR
09-26-1998: Fiddlers Green – Denver, CO
09-24-1998: Starplex Amphitheatre – Dallas, TX
08-30-1998: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-28-1998: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-26-1998: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-25-1998: The Meadows – Hartford, CT
06-19-1998: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Number of Shows: 46