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Written by: Jimmy Buffett,D. McColl,M.L.Benoit
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Coconut Telegraph (1981)
Additional Discography:
Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads (1992)

Jimmy’s Notes:
The day John Wayne died, I drove to the top of Independence Pass above Aspen and walked along the Continental Divide. Somehow Travis McGee crept into my mind as I pondered the incredible vista. After a Mexican meal in Leadville, I wrote this song on the way back to Aspen.

Travis McGee's still in Cedar Key
That's what John McDonald said
My rendezvous so long overdue
With all of the things I've sung and read
They still apply to me, they all make sense in time

But now I'm incommunicado
Driving by myself down the road with a hole in it
Songs with no bravado
Takin' the long way home

Now on the day that John Wayne died
I found myself on the continental divide
Tell me where do we go from here?
Think I'll ride into Leadville and have a few beers
Think of "Red River","Liberty Valence" can't believe the old man's gone

But now he's incommunicado
Leaving such a hole in a world that believed
That a life with such bravado
Was taking the right way home

So when I finished the last line
I put the book by itself on the shelf
With my heart in it
Never wasting time takin' the right way home
I know you're never wastin' time
Findin' the right way home

Still I am incommunicado
Livin' next door to a leg with a pin in it
Never wastin' time, takin' the right way home

Shows Played At:
06-21-2016: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
05-31-2001: Fiddlers Green – Denver, CO
05-28-2001: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
05-22-2001: Desert Sky Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
08-15-1992: Popular Creek Music Theatre – Hoffman Estates, IL
07-10-1992: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
07-05-1992: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07-04-1992: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-14-1992: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
06-12-1992: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
05-24-1992: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
12-10-1989: Beacon Theater – New York, NY
12-05-1989: Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
07-24-1981: Popular Creek Music Theatre – Hoffman Estates, IL
06-08-1981: Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA
07-12-1980: Carowinds Palladium – Charlotte, NC
07-04-1980: Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN
Number of Shows: 17