Pirate Looks At Forty Lyrics

Jimmy Buffett


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jimmy Buffett
album: Track in album Live in Cincinnati
release date: 2004-1-13
popularity : 38 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Latin Folk, World, & Country
styles: Zydeco/Soft Rock/Cajun/Country Rock/Cubano/Folk Rock
length: 4:59

Cover Art

Jimmy Buffett Live in Cincinnati cover art
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Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all,you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you switch from sails to steam
And in your belly you hold the treasures few have ever seen
Most of them dream, most of them dream

Yes 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, I've run my share of grass
I made enough money to buy Miami, but I pissed it away so fast
Never meant to last, never meant to last

And I have been drunk now for over two weeks
I passed out and I rallied and I sprung a few leaks
But I got stop wishing, got to go fishing, down to rock bottom again
Just a few friends, just a few friends

I go for younger women, lived with several a while
Though I ran them away, they'd come back one day
Still could manage to smile
Just takes a while, just takes a while

Mother, mother ocean, after all the years I've found
My occupational hazard being my occupation's just not around
I feel like I've drowned, gonna head uptown
I feel like I've drowned, gonna head uptown


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Great Heart
  • 2 Gypsies in the Palace
  • 3 Saxophones
  • 4 In the Shelter
  • 5 Honey Do
  • 6 Son of a Son of a Sailor
  • 7 Knees of My Heart
  • 8 Burn That Bridge
  • 9 Natives Are Restless
  • 10 Come Monday
  • 11 It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
  • 12 One Particular Harbour
  • 13 Cheeseburger in Paradise
    CD 2
  • 1 Tiki Bar Is Open
  • 2 Everybody's Talkin'
  • 3 Why Don't We Get Drunk
  • 4 This Hotel Room
  • 5 It's My Job
  • 6 Tampico Trauma
  • 7 Pirate Looks at Forty
  • 8 Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
  • 9 Boomerang
  • 10 Mexico
  • 11 Margaritaville
  • 12 Volcano
  • 13 Fins
  • 14 Southern Cross
  • 15 Growing Older, but Not Up