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JIMMY BUFFETT - Pirate Looks At Forty Lyrics

This is a song, I guess I wrote this for an old friend of mine a few years back who could just not seem to find his occupation in the twentieth century. so he just chose to live in a fantaRld. and then I looked at him I went, well what the hell's wrong with that? so if this song has been able to ease your pain ever so slightly, I'm glad I wrote it 'cause that's what it's for. it'Led pirate looks at forty.Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you callWanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tallYou've seen it all, you've seen it allWatched the men who rode you switch from sail to steamIn your belly you can hold the treasures few have ever seenMost of 'em dreams, most of 'em dreamsYes, I am a pirate, two hundred years too lateThe cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunderI'm an over-forty victim of fateArriving too late, arriving too lateBut I've done a bit of smugglin', I've run my share of grassMade enough money to buy miami, but I pissed it away so fastNever meant to last, never meant to lastI have been drunk now for over two weeks,Passed out and I rallied and I sprung a few leaksBut I've got stop wishin', got to go fishin'I'm down to rock bottom againJust a few friends, just a few friendsNice to see all of our friends every year. thank youFriends.Now I go for younger women, lived with several awhileThough I ran 'em away, they'd come back one dayAnd I still could manage a smileSure takes a while, just takes a whileMother, mother ocean, after all my years I've foundOccupational hazard being my occupation's just not aroundFeel like I've drowned, but I won't wear a frownFeel like I've drowned, I'm gonna go check outPeachtree street somewhere downtown

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