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Peanut Butter Conspiracy
Written by: Jimmy Buffett
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: A White Sport Coat & A Pink Crustacean (1973)

Lyrics:
Lookin’ back at my hard luck days
I really do have to laugh
Workin’ in a dive for twenty-six dollars
Spendin’ it all on draft
We were hungry hard luck heroes
Tryin’ just to stay alive
So we’d go down to the corner grocery
This is how we’d survive.

(Chorus)
Who’s gonna steal the peanut butter
I’ll get a can of sardines
Runnin’ up and down the aisles of the Mini-Mart
Stickin’ food in our jeans
We never took more than we could eat
There was plenty left on the racks
We all swore if we ever got rich
We would pay the Mini-Mart back
Yes Sir, yes Sir
We would pay the Mini-Mart back.

It was a two man operation
Had it all down on a note
Ricky would watch the big round mirror
And I’d fill up my coat
Then we’d head for the check-out aisle
With a lemon and a bottle of beer
Into the car got to make it on home
‘Cause supper time is gettin’ near.
(Repeat chorus)

I guess every good picker has had some hard times
I have had my share
It’s really kinda funny to laugh at it now
But I don’t wanna go back there
So every now and then when I’m in a grocery
I’ll take a little but not much
‘Cause you never know when the hard times will hit ya
And I don’t want to lose my touch.
(Repeat chorus)

Shows Played At:
04-26-2018: Saenger Theater – Hattiesburg, MS
06-16-2016: House of Blues – Chicago, IL
06-02-2016: Infinite Energy Arena – Duluth, GA
05-28-2016: Toyota Stadium – Frisco, TX
05-26-2016: Ascend Amphitheatre – Nashville, TN
06-21-2011: First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
06-18-2011: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
05-21-2011: Pizza Hut Park – Frisco, TX
05-03-2011: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St Louis, MO
04-30-2011: Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
04-21-2011: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
04-19-2011: Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
04-16-2011: 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
11-16-2006: Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
11-14-2006: Sound Advice Amphitheater – West Palm Beach, FL
10-28-2006: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-26-2006: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
10-21-2006: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-19-2006: Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
09-19-2006: Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX
09-14-2006: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
09-12-2006: DTE Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
08-12-2006: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-10-2006: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-08-2006: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
08-05-2006: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
08-03-2006: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-01-2006: Tweeter Center Philadelphia – Camden, NJ
07-01-2006: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
06-29-2006: Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
06-10-2006: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
06-08-2006: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-06-2006: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
06-04-2006: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
06-02-2006: HiFi Buys Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
05-06-2006: New Orleans Jazz Festival – New Orleans, LA
04-28-2006: Smirnoff Music Center – Dallas, TX
04-20-2006: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
04-18-2006: Cricket Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
04-13-2002: AM South Amphitheatre – Nashville, TN
04-03-2002: The Breakers – Palm Beach, FL
11-04-2000: Guild Hall – East Hampton, NY
08-19-1999: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-24-1999: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
07-22-1999: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
07-17-1999: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
07-15-1999: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-10-1999: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-13-1997: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
09-20-1996: Starplex Amphitheatre – Dallas, TX
10-15-1993: Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA
12-12-1990: Florida State Penitentiary – Raiford, FL
12-10-1989: Beacon Theater – New York, NY
12-05-1989: Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
10-12-1988: Sunrise Musical Theatre – Ft Lauderdale, FL
02-11-1988: Leon County Civic Center – Tallahassee, FL
08-08-1987: Southern Star Amphitheatre – Houston, TX
07-04-1987: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-07-1987: Kings Dominion – Doswell, VA
Number of Shows: 59