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We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us About
Written by: Jimmy Buffett
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: One Particular Harbour (1983)
Additional Discography:
Live by the Bay (1986)

Meet Me In Margaritaville (2003)
Live In Hawaii (2005)

Lyrics:
I was supposed to have been a Jesuit priest or a Naval Academy grad
That was the way that my parents perceived me
Those were the plans that they had
Though I couldn’t fit the part too dumb or too smart
Ain’t it funny how we all turned out
I guess we are the people our parents warned us about

You know I could have worked the rigs when the money was big Or hopped a freighter south to Trinidad
And when they tried to draft me I earned a college degree
Buyin’ time till things were not so bad
But when I got a guitar found a job in a bar, playin’ acid rock til I was numb
Tell me where are the flashbacks they all warned us would come.

Chorus:
We are the people they couldn’t figure out
We are the people our parents warned us about

Hey hey, Gardner McKay, take us on the leaky Tiki with you
Clear skies bound for Shanghai, sailin’ on the ocean blue

Now I got quarters in my loafers tryin’ to fight inflation
When it only used to take a cent
Sometimes I wish I was back in my crashpad days before I knew what cash flow meant

Seems everybody’s joggin’ or heavy into health shit
Don’t tell me that I ought to get rolffed

‘Cause I love cajun martinis and playin’ afternoon golf

Chorus:
We are the people there isn’t any doubt
We are the people they still can’t figure out
We are the people who love to sing “Twist and Shout”
(Shake it up, Baby now)
We are the people our parents warned us about.

Shows Played At:
09-21-2017: La Cigale – Paris,
10-22-2016: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-20-2016: Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA
10-18-2016: Humphreys Concerts by the Bay – San Diego, CA
10-15-2016: MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
09-03-2016: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
08-27-2016: BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
08-20-2016: Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
06-25-2016: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
10-24-2015: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
10-22-2015: Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
10-15-2015: Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
09-26-2015: La Cigale – Paris,
06-20-2015: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
06-04-2015: Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis, MO
06-02-2015: Gwinnett Center – Duluth, GA
05-28-2015: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
04-26-2015: New Orleans Jazz Fest – New Orleans, LA
10-21-2014: The Moda Center – Portland, OR
08-21-2014: Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre – Wantagh, NY
07-19-2014: Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
06-28-2014: First Midwest Bank Amphitheater – Tinley Park, IL
06-26-2014: Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-24-2014: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
05-29-2014: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
05-27-2014: Chastain Park Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
04-26-2014: Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
04-19-2014: MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
10-27-2012: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-25-2012: Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID
04-14-2012: CenturyLink Center – Omaha, NE
03-18-2012: Waikiki Shell – Honolulu, HI
03-16-2012: Maui Arts & Cultural Center – Maui, HI
03-08-2012: HP Pavilion – San Jose, CA
01-28-2012: American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL
02-23-2010: Colonial Life Arena – Columbia, SC
02-20-2010: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL
01-14-2010: Bloody Mary’s – Bora Bora,
11-24-2009: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
11-21-2009: Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
11-19-2009: Air Canada Center – Toronto,
11-17-2009: John Paul Jones Arena – Charlottesville, VA
09-26-2009: La Cigale – Paris,
09-05-2009: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
09-03-2009: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-29-2009: Alpine Valley Music Theater – East Troy, WI
08-26-2009: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-15-2009: Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
08-13-2009: DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
08-06-2009: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-05-2009: Shepherds Bush Empire – London,
06-27-2009: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
06-25-2009: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
06-23-2009: Post-Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
06-20-2009: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
06-18-2009: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
05-21-2009: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
05-16-2009: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
05-14-2009: Cricket Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
04-25-2009: Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
04-23-2009: Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
04-21-2009: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
04-16-2009: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
02-28-2009: Waikiki Beach Shell – Honolulu, HI
02-26-2009: Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber – Honolulu, HI
02-24-2009: Maui Arts & Cultural Ctr – Maui, HI
09-19-2008: New Morning Jazz Club – Paris,
08-24-2008: Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
07-24-2008: Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
01-18-2008: Hong Kong Football Club – Hong Kong,
11-01-2007: Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
10-27-2007: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-20-2007: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-05-2007: Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto,
06-28-2007: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-08-2006: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-06-2006: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
04-20-2006: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
06-02-2005: Razorback Stadium – Fayetteville, AR
10-23-2004: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-21-2004: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
10-16-2004: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-10-2004: Fenway Park – Boston, MA
09-04-2004: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
09-02-2004: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
08-28-2004: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
07-10-2004: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
07-06-2004: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-03-2004: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
07-01-2004: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06-29-2004: Tweeter Center Philadelphia – Camden, NJ
06-25-2004: Today Show – New York, NY
05-26-2004: Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
05-22-2004: Schottenstein Center – Columbus, OH
05-20-2004: Target Center – Minneapolis, MN
01-30-2004: Maui Arts & Cultural Ctr – Maui, HI
01-28-2004: Waikiki Beach Shell – Honolulu, HI
01-24-2004: Arrowhead Pond – Anaheim, CA
02-13-2003: American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL
02-10-2003: TD Waterhouse Centre – Orlando, FL
02-08-2003: St Pete Times Forum – Tampa, FL
02-05-2003: Colonial Center – Columbia, SC
02-03-2003: RBC Center – Raleigh, NC
08-19-2002: Cheeseburger in Paradise – Indianapolis, IN
08-07-2002: Stephen Talkhouse – Amagansett, NY
04-03-2002: The Breakers – Palm Beach, FL
03-17-2001: San Jose Arena – San Jose, CA
03-15-2001: Oakland Arena – Oakland, CA
02-24-2001: Mars Music Amp – West Palm Beach, FL
02-22-2001: Ice Palace – Tampa, FL
02-20-2001: Charlotte Coliseum – Charlotte, NC
02-17-2001: Greensboro Coliseum – Greensboro, NC
02-15-2001: Compaq Center – Houston, TX
02-13-2001: Reunion Arena – Dallas, TX
02-10-2001: National Car Rental Center – Ft Lauderdale, FL
02-08-2001: TD Waterhouse Centre – Orlando, FL
11-04-2000: Guild Hall – East Hampton, NY
10-07-2000: Blaisdell Centre – Honolulu, HI
09-29-2000: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-02-2000: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-31-2000: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-29-2000: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-24-2000: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
08-22-2000: Alltel Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
08-19-2000: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
08-17-2000: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-29-2000: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
07-27-2000: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
07-25-2000: Polaris Amphitheatre – Columbus, OH
07-22-2000: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
07-20-2000: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-18-2000: Riverport Amphitheatre – St Louis, MO
07-15-2000: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
07-13-2000: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-24-2000: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
06-22-2000: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
06-20-2000: GTE Amphitheatre – Virginia Beach, VA
06-17-2000: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-15-2000: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-13-2000: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-02-2000: Unknown – Charleston, SC
04-29-2000: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
04-20-2000: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
04-15-2000: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
04-13-2000: Starplex Amphitheatre – Dallas, TX
03-04-1999: Margaritaville Cafe – Orlando, FL
03-01-1999: Boston Park Plaza – Boston, MA
02-28-1999: Fleet Center – Boston, MA
02-26-1999: Continental Airlines Arena – East Rutherford, NJ
02-24-1999: Nassau Coliseum – Long Island, NY
02-22-1999: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
02-20-1999: Nashville Arena – Nashville, TN
12-28-1998: Double Diamond – Aspen, CO
12-10-1998: Ice Palace – Tampa, FL
12-08-1998: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
12-06-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
11-25-1998: Stephen Talkhouse – Amagansett, NY
06-05-1996: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
10-13-1995: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-07-1995: Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
10-04-1995: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
09-30-1995: Sandstone Amphitheatre – Kansas City, KS
09-26-1995: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
09-23-1995: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
09-22-1995: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
08-28-1995: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-26-1995: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-25-1995: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-23-1995: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-20-1995: The Meadows – Hartford, CT
08-19-1995: E Center – Camden, NJ
08-17-1995: Ontario Molson Park – Toronto,
08-15-1995: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
08-14-1995: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
08-11-1995: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-08-1995: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
08-07-1995: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
08-05-1995: Buckeye Lake – Columbus, OH
08-04-1995: Popular Creek Music Theatre – Hoffman Estates, IL
06-17-1995: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
06-14-1995: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
06-13-1995: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
06-09-1995: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-05-1995: Blockbuster Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
06-02-1995: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
05-31-1995: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
05-27-1995: The Woodlands – Houston, TX
11-15-1992: Unknown – Honolulu, HI
12-12-1990: Florida State Penitentiary – Raiford, FL
12-05-1989: Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
02-11-1988: Leon County Civic Center – Tallahassee, FL
02-05-1988: Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, NC
08-27-1985: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
07-10-1985: Portland Civic Center – Portland, ME
01-31-1984: Unknown – Fermantle,
12-10-1983: Augusta Civic Center – Augusta, GA
08-27-1983: Sheridan Opera House – Telluride, CO
08-02-1977: Central Park – New York, NY
07-24-1977: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
Number of Shows: 199