Jimmy Buffett

A Pirate Looks At Forty

Jimmy Buffett

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A Pirate Looks At Forty

Written by Jimmy Buffett

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Mother, mother ocean 
 
I have heard you call 
 
C
I wanted to sail upon your waters 
 
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since I was three feet tall 
 
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You've seen it all 
 
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You've seen it all 
 
I watched the men who rode you 
Switch from sails to steam 
And in your belly you hold the treasure 
That few have ever seen 
Most of them dreams 
Most of them dreams 
 
Yes, I am a pirate 
Two hundred years too late 
The cannons don't thunder 
There's nothin' to plunder 
I'm an over forty victim of fate 
Arriving too late 
Arriving too late 
 
I've done a bit of smugglin' 
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 
 
I have been drunk now 
For over two weeks, 
I passed out and I rallied 
And I sprung a few leaks, 
But I've got stop wishin' 
Got to go fishin' 
I'm down to rock bottom again 
Just a few friends 
Just a few friends 
 
I go for younger women 
Lived with several awhile 
And though I ran away 
They'll come back one day 
And I still can manage a smile 
It just takes a while 
Just takes a while 
 
Mother, mother ocean 
After all these years I've found 
My occupational hazard being 
My occupation's just not around 
I feel like I've drowned 
Gonna head uptown
		  

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