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Kick It In Second Wind
Written by: Jimmy & Jane Buffett
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Havana Daydreamin’ (1976)
Additional Discography:
Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads (1992)

Jimmy’s Notes:
This came out of those days at the Troubadour and the famous “third show.” I don’t remember too many of them, as you can imagine the state of a band that takes the stage at two in the morning. The third show at the Troubadour was sort of the “Pork Chop Hill” of rock’n roll-some of us made it, some of us didn’t. I guess I was lucky.

One o'clock in the mornin',
people pilin' into the door.
Drinks are still comin' in and
I'm barely hummin' and the
audience is screamin' for more.
Somebody's locked in the bathroom,
manager can't find the key.
I pay that man but from where I stand,
it's lookin like a pris'ner is me.

So won't you kick it in second wind
we got two more hours to go.
Is there anymore hope of scorin' anymore coke,
and we've still got to do another show.

My mind started to wander,
In the middle of the second song
Dreamin' I was at sea, just my baby and me
when the words started coming out wrong.
Waitresses are pickin' up glasses,
The bartender screamed last call.
When I looked to my right I saw a terrible sight
And the bass man took a bad fall.



It's three o'clock in the mornin',
runnin' on adrenalin.
What I'm tryin to say is that tomorrow's the day
And we've got to do it over again.

Shows Played At:
08-23-1997: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
12-08-1975: Constitution Hall – Washington, DC
09-10-1975: The Boarding House – Sausalito, CA
09-03-1975: The Backdoor – San Diego, CA
08-04-1975: Gusman Cultural Center – Miami, FL
Number of Shows: 5