Who Sang Oysters and Pearls? Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett Beach House on the Moon cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Beginner Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jimmy Buffett, M. Mcanally
release date: 1999-5-18
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Zydeco/Cajun/Country
length: 3:31
Lindbergh left Long Island in 1927
Thumbed his nose at gravity
And climbed into the heavens.
When he returned to earth that night everything changed,
For the pilot and the planet, everything was rearranged.

We're a pretty mixed up bunch
Of crazy human beans
It's written on our rocket ships
And in early cave wall scenes.

How does it happen,
How do we know,
Who sits and watches
Who does the show?
Chorus
Some people love to lead
And some refuse to dance.
Some play it safely, other take a chance.
Still it's all a mystery
This place we call the world
Where most live as oysters
While some become pearls.

Elvis was the only man from Northeast Mississippi
Who could shake his hips and still be loved by rednecks, cops and hippies.
It's something more than DNA that tells us who we are
It's method and it's magic, we are of the stars.
Chorus
Some never fade away, some crash and burn
Some make the world go round, other watch it turn.
Still it's all a mystery
This place we call the world.
Most are fine as oysters
While some become pearls.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Beach House on the Moon
  • 2 Permanent Reminder of a Temporary Feeling
  • 3 Waiting for the Next Explosion
  • 4 Pacing the Cage
  • 5 You Call It Jogging
  • 6 Flesh and Bone
  • 7 I Will Play for Gumbo
  • 8 Math Suks
  • 9 Spending Money
  • 10 Semi-true Story
  • 11 Lucky Stars
  • 12 I Don't Know and I Don't Care
  • 13 Oysters and Pearls

  • Album Information
    label: Universal Island Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 731452466020
    script: Latin