Who Sang Serpentine? Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett Songs From St. Somewhere cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2013-8-20
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
length: 4:43
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Lyrics
Maybe it"s just age or a thousand other fears
That took me back tonight to my early carnival years
I can see the parade a-movin" like the source of the old gulf stream
Oh what a lovely dream
Adolescent l*** was begging for a start
As I side-stepped those Brothers with their sacred hearts
Yet for those two weeks a year, it was all about sin
Folly"s chasin" death, you can count me in

There"s a flambeaux man with a gold earring
And the cold north wind smells like kerosene
Here comes the float of the Carnival Queen
I want to wrap her in serpentine
Hands up high eyes open wide
'throw me something mister'
That"s why you ride
Crackers Jacks with toys inside
Real beyond our wildest dreams
Floats and masks and a two mule team
Some things really are
The way they seem
Beads and confetti were littering the air
When the Queen looked at me with her Ava Gardner stare
Though tomorrow would bring ashes and penance by the ton
Mardi Gras"s where I learned to have fun

There"s a flambeaux man with a gold earring
And the cold north wind smells like kerosene
I"m still in love with the Carnival Queen
I want to wrap her in serpentine
Still want to wrap her in serpentine
It was the devil

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Somethin' 'Bout a Boat
  • 2 Einstein Was a Surfer
  • 3 Earl's Dead - Cadillac for Sale
  • 4 Too Drunk to Karaoke
  • 5 Serpentine
  • 6 Useless but Important Information
  • 7 I Want to Go Back to Cartagena
  • 8 Soulfully
  • 9 Rue de la Guitare
  • 10 I'm No Russian
  • 11 Tides
  • 12 The Rocket That Grandpa Rode
  • 13 I Wave Bye Bye
  • 14 Colour of the Sun
  • 15 Oldest Surfer on the Beach
  • 16 I Want to Go Back to Cartagena (bonus track)

  • Release information
    country(area): United States
    format: Digital Media
    script: Latin