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Written by: Jimmy Buffett
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: A1A (1974)
Additional Discography:
Meet Me In Margaritaville (2003)

Look'in back at my background tryin' to
figure out how I ever got here.
Some things are still a mystery to me
While others are much to clear.
I'm just livin' in the sunshine,
Stay contented most of the time.
Yeah, list'nin to Murphy, Walker and Willis,
Sing me their Texas rhymes.

Now most of the people who retire in Florida
are wrinkled and they lean on a crutch.
And mobile homes are smotherin' my keys;
Well I hate those bastards so much.
I wish a summer squall would blow them
all the way up to fantasy land.
They're ugly and square, they don't belong here.
They look a lot better as beer cans.

Yeah, That's why it's still a mystery to me,
Why some people live like they do.
So many nice things hap'nin out there,
Never even seen the clues.
Whoa, but we're doin' fine, we can travel and rhyme.
I know we've been doing our part.
Got a Caribbean soul I can barely control
and some Texas hidden here in my heart.

Well now, I might have joined the merchant marine,
If I hadn't learned how to sing.
And on top of that I got married too early,
And it cost me much more than a ring.
But those crazy days are over,
You've just got to learn from
the wrong things you've done.
I came off the rebound, started looking around,
Figured out it's time to have a little fun.


Well now, if I ever live to be an old man,
I'm gonna sail down to Martinique.
I'm gonna buy me a sweat stained Bogart suit
and an African parakeet.
And then I'll sit him on my shoulder
and open up my trusty old mind.
I'm gonna teach him how to fuss,
Teach him how to cuss,
And pull the cork out of a bottle of wine.

Yeah, I got a Caribbean soul I can barely control
and some Texas hidden here in my heart.

Shows Played At:
05-14-2021: Old School Square – Delray Beach, FL
05-13-2021: Old School Square – Delray Beach, FL
09-17-2019: Holy Heart Theatre – St. John’s, Newfoundland
07-20-2019: Alpine Valley – East Troy, WI
11-19-2017: The Tucker Civic Center – Tallahassee, FL
04-09-2015: Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
04-07-2015: Everglades Rally – Tallahassee, FL
04-01-2015: San Carlos Institute Theatre – Key West, FL
06-07-2012: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
04-21-2012: Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
04-19-2012: GEXA Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
02-28-2012: Leon County Civic Center – Tallahassee, FL
11-04-2011: Margaritaville Street Festival – Key West, FL
10-20-2011: Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
10-18-2011: Pepsi Arena – Denver, CO
02-20-2010: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL
04-25-2009: Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
02-28-2009: Waikiki Beach Shell – Honolulu, HI
02-24-2009: Maui Arts & Cultural Ctr – Maui, HI
02-12-2009: Margaritaville Cafe Key West – Key West, FL
09-19-2006: Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX
04-28-2006: Smirnoff Music Center – Dallas, TX
08-07-2002: Stephen Talkhouse – Amagansett, NY
03-23-2002: Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX
04-08-2000: The Backyard – Austin, TX
12-11-1999: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
12-07-1999: Compaq Center – Houston, TX
12-02-1999: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
11-20-1999: Bay Street Theater – East Hampton, NY
11-07-1998: Margaritaville Street Festival – Key West, FL
08-15-1997: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
09-20-1996: Starplex Amphitheatre – Dallas, TX
09-18-1996: Starplex Amphitheatre – Dallas, TX
08-30-1996: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-03-1996: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
05-29-1996: Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto,
04-19-1996: Kravis Center – West Palm Beach, FL
10-03-1992: Margaritaville Cafe – Key West, FL
07-08-1990: Lake Compounce – Bristol, CT
12-10-1983: Augusta Civic Center – Augusta, GA
11-15-1983: University of Florida Gym – Gainesville, FL
11-03-1983: Unknown – Austin, TX
08-02-1977: Central Park – New York, NY
10-23-1976: Lisner Auditorium – Washington, DC
07-26-1976: Unknown – Austin, TX
07-18-1976: Carterbarron Amphitheatre – Washington, DC
09-03-1975: The Backdoor – San Diego, CA
08-04-1975: Gusman Cultural Center – Miami, FL
02-19-1974: The Record Plant – Sausalito, CA
01-02-1974: The Main Point – Philadelphia, PA
Number of Shows: 50