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James William Buffett (born December 25, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, actor, and businessman. He is best known for his music, which often portrays an "island escapism" lifestyle. Together with his Coral Reefer Band, Buffett has recorded hit songs including "Margaritaville" (ranked 234th on the Recording Industry Association of America's list of "Songs of the Century") and "Come Monday". He has a devoted base of fans known as "Parrotheads".
Aside from his career in music, Buffett is also a bestselling author and was involved in two restaurant chains named after two of his best-known songs; he currently owns the Margaritaville Cafe restaurant chain and co-developed the now defunct Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant chain. Buffett is one of the world's richest musicians, with a net worth of $550 million.
It's so god damn cold it's gonna snow until June.
If there's a heaven for me, I'm sure it has a beach attached to it.
Miyama hotel disco bar
He asks if she's a movie star
Her eyes light up they're going far
No time for a room -- it happened too soon
Now they're makin' love in her rent-a-car.
Any attempts at autobiography before the age of eighty seem pretty self-involved to me. There are a lot of smart middle aged people but not many wise ones.
Is it ignorance or apathy, I forget the lessons taught to me.
Cheeseburger in paradise!
When they tried to draft me, I earned a college degree.
I sell escapism.
Without geography you're nowhere.
Find yourself a lover who will glue you to the floor.
It's not the tales of Stephen King that I've read,
I need protection from the things in my head.
It takes just as little time to see the positive side of life as it does the negative side.
Moderation is the key so I work certain amout of time and then I take a certain amount of time off.
We made it nearly 20 centuries, a bunch of monkeys with PH Ds.
I know a girl made of memories and phrases, lives her whole life in chapters and phases.
You are your own best teacher. ~Jimmy Buffett.
It is an eternal truth in the political as well as the mystical body, that where one member suffers, all the members suffer with it.
Yes, I am a pirate two hundred years too late.
Gluttony, do not eat thy neighbor's wife's popcorn.
I know I should be leaving this climate, I've got a verse, but can't rhyme it.
If the phone doesn't ring, it's me.
There's a strange sense of pleasure being beat to hell by a storm when you're on a ship that is not going to sink.
I'm getting old, don't wear underwear, and I don't go to church.
What if life is just a cosmic joke, like spiders in your underwear.
I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead.
The beautiful people in the magazines, got the normal ones living beyond their means.
I can't fax you my love, I can't email my heart.
I ain't no drinking man, but temptation got the best of me.
Life was just a tire swing. 'Jambalaya' was the only song I could sing. Blackberry pickin', eatin' fried chicken, And I never knew a thing about pain. Life was just a tire swing.
There will always be those who feel more comfortable not venturing from the warmth of the hearth, but there are those who prefer to look out the window and wonder what is beyond the horizon.
This morning I shot six holes in my freezer. I think I've got cabin fever.
We're just recycled history machines, cavemen in faded blue jeans.
And there's that one particular harbor Sheltered from the wind Where the children play on the shore each day And all are safe within.
Love is a wave building to a crescendo. Ride if you will, ride it with me.
Bryl-cream, a little dab will do you.
There's damsels in distress out there, and we got all this beer.
Yeah. I wouldn't do it if it wasn't fun... We're showing people how, in a pretty crazy and whacked-out, dangerous world, you can still have fun.
Give me oysters and beer, for dinner every day of the year, and I'll be fine.
It's my job to be better than the rest, and that's enough reason to go for me. It's my job to be better than the rest, and that makes the day for me.
I made a deal with the devil for a whole lot of money.
My only contact with the outside world was an RCA Victrola, and Elvis would sing, and then I'd dream about expensive cars.
We need more fruitcakes in this world and less bakers!
We need people that care! I'm mad as hell! And I don't want to
take it anymore!
We need more fruitcakes in this world, and less bakers!
There's a little bit of fruitcake left in everyone of us.
I'm growing older, but not up.
Pack your bags, we're going on a guilt trip!
I still believe in rock and roll, it pays my bills.
I'd like to be a jellyfish, 'cause jellyfish don't pay rent.
My head hurts, my feet stink, and I don't love Jesus. It's that kind of morning.
I got quarters in my loafers trying to fight inflation when it only used to take a cent.
They send you off to college, try to gain a little knowledge, but all you want to do is learn how to score.
You better lava me now or lava me not.
Mirror that lies, mirror that lies, that can't be me in the gorilla disguise.
It's important to have as much fun as possible while we're here. It balances out the times when the minefield of life explodes.
Drive-in, you guzzle gin, commit a little mortal sin.
I was suppose to be a Jesuit priest or a naval academy graduate.
My occupational hazard is my occupation's just not around.
Surrounded by stories surreal and sublime, I fell in Love in the Library once upon a time.
Lights are glowing in the palm trees.
I'm living on things that excite me, be they pastry, or lobster, or love.
Pickup's washed and you just got paid, with any luck at all you might even get laid.
I got a PBS mind in an MTV world.
Be yourself, be pleasant, play hard and have no regrets.
Barmaid, bring a pitcher, another round of brew. Honey, why don't we get drunk and screw?
Wasting away again in Margaritaville, searching for my lost shaker of salt.
Where's the church, who took the steeple, Religion's in the hands of some crazy ass people, Television preachers with bad hair and dimples, The God's honest truth is, it's not that simple.
I'd rather die while I'm living then live while I'm dead.
I remember the excruciating school task of writing a three-page term paper. But, oh, that feeling when I was done! I think I drive myself for that feeling of accomplishment.
Forget that blind ambition, and learn to trust your intuition.
Only time will tell if it was time well-spent.
Being rich and famous seems to have its ups and downs. That's the price you pay for being troubadours and clowns.
Tell me where are the flashbacks they all warned us would come?
The wino and I know the pain of back bustin'.
Be good, and you will be lonesome, be lonesome and you will be free. Live a lie and you will live to regret it, that's what living is to me.
It's those changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same. With all of our running and all of our cunning, if we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.
So I'll put on my bob marley tape And practice what I preach Get jah lost in the reggae mon As I walk along the beach.
Sail the main course in a simple sturdy craft. Keep her well stocked with short stories and long laughs. Go fast enough to get there but slow enough to see. Moderation seems to be the key.
I got my hush puppies on. I guess I never was made meant for glitter rock and roll.
I've always found drugs and alcohol somewhat pedestrian. It's like, I don't need an external agent to open my mind. I'm here, conscious, alert, present. Why would I alter that?
I'm going back to my parrot head friends.
Is it time for your medication or mine?
We got to roll with the punches, play all of our hunches, make the best of whatever comes your way. Forget that blind ambition, learn to trust your intuition -- plowing straight ahead, come what may.
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred years to late. Cannons don't thunder, there's nothing to plunder, I'm an over forty victim of fate.
Therapy is extremely expensive. Popping bubble wrap is radically cheap.
I was hungry and went out for a bite, ran into a chum with a bottle of rum and we wound up drinking all night.
I've done a bit of smuggling, I've run my share of grass. I made enough money to buy Miami, but I piss it away so fast.
Back to my childhood where those monsters reside. They snack on innocence and dine on self esteem.
Where it all ends I can't fathom, my friends. If I knew, I might toss out my anchor.
Later down the road of life, i made the discovery that salt water was also good for the mental abrasions one inevitably acquires on land.
It was too much Tequila, or not quite enough.
Under the heavens and under the sea there's a friend I don't know, who holds the right key.