A Pirate Looks at 40 Lyrics

Jimmy Buffett

album: Track 10 in album Feeding Frenzy
release date: 1990-10-30
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length: 4:30

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Mother, mother ocean
I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters
Since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all
You see it all
I've watched the men who rode you
Switched from sails to steam
And in your belly you hold the treasures
You have ever seen
Most of them dream
Most of them dream
Well I guess I am a pirate
Two hundred years too late
The cannons don't thunder
There's nothing to plunder
I'm an over forty victim of fate
Arriving too late
Arriving too late
I've done a bit of smuggling
And I've run my share of grass
I've made enough money to buy Miami
But I pissed it away so fast
Never meant to last
Never meant to last
Well I have been drunk now for over two weeks
I've past out and I've rallied and I've sprung a few leaks
But I've got to stop wishin' got to go fishin' down to rock bottom again
Just a few friends
Just a few friends
I go for younger women
Lived with several wives
But I ran away
Didn't come back one day
But they still could manage to smile
Just takes a while
Just takes a while
Mother mother ocean
After all these years I've found
This occupational hazard be
When occupation just not around
Feels like I've drown
Gonna get drunk out of town
Feels like I've drown
Gonna get drunk out of town

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 You'll Never Work in Dis Bidness Again
  • 2 The City
  • 3 Last Mango in Paris
  • 4 Come Monday
  • 5 Today's Message
  • 6 A Love Song
  • 7 One Particular Harbour
  • 8 Honey Do
  • 9 Cheeseburger in Paradise
  • 10 A Pirate Looks at 40
  • 11 Jolly Mon
  • 12 Gypsies in the Palace
  • 13 Fins
  • 14 Margaritaville
  • 15 Jamaica Farewell
  • 16 Volcano