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Survive
Written by: Jimmy Buffett, Mike Utley
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett
Peak Chart Position: Billboard Hot 100 Chart: #77;

Originally from the Album: Coast to Coast (Original Soundtrack) (1977)
Additional Discography:
Volcano (1979)

Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads (1992)

Jimmy’s Notes:
There are some days on the road when you have the blues and nothing will get rid of them. You just have to ride it out like a bad cold or a storm, and things will eventually get better. This song came out of one of those spells, and I did survive.

Lyrics:
I play the stereo loud
When I'm away from the maddening crowd
Smokin', jokin', clowns we all are

Sometimes I kinda get real ill
When I receive my monthly telephone bill
But you say it and I'll pay it
`Cause it helps me to

Chorus
Survive stay alive
'Til I see you again
Survive stay alive
Can't say where it ends

Clouds lift and there are mountains below
Been a while since I've seen any snow
Chillin' so thrillin' so good to be back

Feels nice to be home for a while
Let's sip champagne til we break into smiles
We'll go dancin' romancin'
`Cause your the reason I
Survived stayed alive
Through the thick and the thin
Survive stay alive
When will it all end

But my bags ain't unpacked
`Cause I've got to go back and play
But I know we'll both

Survive stay alive
Through the thick and the thin
Survive stay alive
Until it all ends

Survive stay alive
When will it all end
Survive stay alive
Till I see you again

Shows Played At:
04-21-2011: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
04-19-2011: Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
12-08-1998: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
12-06-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
02-19-1998: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
02-17-1998: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
02-16-1998: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
02-14-1998: Charlotte Coliseum – Charlotte, NC
02-11-1998: Thompson Boling Arena – Knoxville, TN
02-09-1998: Ice Palace – Tampa, FL
02-07-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
10-21-1997: Desert Sky Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
10-17-1997: Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
08-28-1997: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-22-1997: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
08-13-1997: E Center – Camden, NJ
02-11-1988: Leon County Civic Center – Tallahassee, FL
02-05-1988: Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, NC
07-04-1980: Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN
03-14-1980: Palladium – New York, NY
07-29-1979: Greek Amphitheatre – Berkley, CA
Number of Shows: 21