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Homemade Music
Written by: Jimmy Buffett, Mike Utley & Russell Kunkell
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Hot Water (1988)
Additional Discography:
Tales from Margaritavision (2000)

Jimmy’s Notes:
I ran into an old friend of mine in Miami and I asked her where she had been all these years. She told me she had, “died and gone to the suburbs”. The next day I read where the Japanese had bought CBS Records and figured that somehow these two events had to be related.

I ain't no video king
I still have to sing
For my supper each night

You stand on the benches
I play in the trenches
Beneath the big spotlights
Lived in a suitcase for half of my years
I got strange little voices that live in my ears
Hall monster, mall monster
I can't be the old me no more

Homemade music down in the passion pits
Homemade music lots o grits but no hits
Homemade music is part of my philosophy

Oh cookin' is a pleasure
And singin' is a treasure
That most dont' find

There aint' no harm in tellin'
I like to eat my melon right
Down to the rind

I had a hippy girlfriend when I was a kid
She died and went to the suburbs most of them did
Where did all the wild ones go

Homemade music ain't on the radio
Homemade music searchin' high and low
Homemade music where did all the good songs go


First there were records, then cassettes and CDs
Managers, lawyers, then came the Japanese
But homemade music still makes a lot of sense to me

Homemade music is funky and nice
Homemade music sits on very thin ice
But homemade music is part of my philosophy

Homemade music ain't on the radio
Homemade music searchin' high and how
Homemade music where did all the good songs go

Shows Played At:
08-25-2016: Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
10-21-2008: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
10-18-2008: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-16-2008: Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
09-06-2008: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
09-04-2008: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
09-01-2008: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-30-2008: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-27-2008: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-24-2008: Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
07-29-2008: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-26-2008: Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
07-24-2008: Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
07-22-2008: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
07-19-2008: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
07-17-2008: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-14-2008: Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, PA
06-12-2008: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
06-10-2008: DTE Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-07-2008: Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
06-05-2008: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
05-03-2008: New Orleans Jazz Festival – New Orleans, LA
04-29-2008: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
04-26-2008: Pizza Hut Park – Frisco, TX
04-24-2008: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St Louis, MO
04-21-2008: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
06-30-1989: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
07-15-1988: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07-06-1988: Maritime Pier – New York, NY
07-04-1988: Kings Dominion – Doswell, VA
06-29-1988: The Dell – Philadelphia, PA
Number of Shows: 31