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Jimmy Buffett lyrics

Album: Last Mango in Paris [1985]

Tracks10
 01  Everybody's on the Run
 02  Frank and Lola
 03  Perfect Partner
 04  Please Bypass This Heart
 05  Gypsies in the Palace
 06  Desperation Samba (Halloween in Tijuana)
 07  If the Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me
 08  Last Mango in Paris
 09  Jolly Mon Sing
 10  Beyond the End
all Jimmy Buffett lyrics



Everybody's on the Run
Everybody's on the run
By: jimmy buffett, marshall chapman, will jennings, michael utley
1985
I talk to more answering machines in a day, than I do to
People. nobody's home.
First time I ran was to the end of the block
But I didn't know then that it never would stop
Now I look around and what do I see
More and more people runnin' faster than me
These days
Everybody's on the run
These days
Everybody's on the run

Well I fell in love for the very first time
But I couldn't keep up with that girl of mine
Night after night on a mighty fast track
She ran like the wind and she never looked back
These days
Everybody's on the run
These days
Everybody's on the run

-- spoken: let's run

These days
Everybody's on the run
These days
Everybody's on the run

Now I've been to england and I've been to france
I learned to love oysters and I know how to dance
Someday I'll die and come back again
As some little boy just-a runnin' to win
These days
Everybody's on the run
These days
Everybody's on the run

Look in the mirror and what do I see
The gypsy and fool that I always will be
These days
Everybody's on the run
These days
Everybody's on the run

These days
Everybody's on the run
These days
Everybody's on the run

- notes:
Background vocals: timothy b. schmit, harry stinsonback to top
Frank and Lola
Frank and lola
By: jimmy buffett, steve goodman
1982
Lucy and ricky, fred and ethel, laurel and hardy, spanky
And buckwheat, rocky and bullwinkle, and frank and lola...
They're all good for a laugh.
Lola loves frank, frankie loves lola
On their second honeymoon in pensacola
Tryin' to find a little privacy
Oh me there been too much screamin', fussin' and fightin'
The doggies were yellin', the children were bitin'
Frank and lola tryin' to get together again

So he took her to this movie called body heat
She said the junior mints were mushy and the sex was neat
Oh my, frankie weren't we better than that, before our spat
Frank told lola, honey can't you see
That I'll jump start you if you'll kick start me
Frank and lola tryin' to get together again

So they strolled along the highway, they walked along the beach
They stopped at several raw bars where they slurped a dozen each
Bought a bunch of popcorn from the fat man on the dock
Baby turn back the pages, turn 'round the clock

Lola told frankie time we put it to the test
After frankie told lola she was still the best
They fell asleep in the sand underneath the florida moon, in june
Lola counted rainbows, frankie counted sheep
'til they almost got run over by the lifeguard's jeep
Frank and lola tryin' to get together again

Go, frank, go
Lo la, lo
Go, frank, go, wow

(instrumental)

So they strolled along the highway, they walked along the beach
Stopped at several raw bars where they slurped a dozen each
Bought a bunch of popcorn from the fat man on the dock
Baby turn back the pages, turn 'round the clock

Lola loves frank, frankie loves lola
On their second honeymoon in pensacola
Tryin' to find a little priva-
Tryin' to find a little priva-
Tryin' to find a little privacy

Go, frank, go
Lo la, lo
Go, mango

- notes:
Featuring the harmonica of fingers taylorback to top
Perfect Partner
The perfect partner
By: marshall chapman
1982
When I sang marshall's song, I thought of summer nights at
The beach long ago doing the shag to the drifters records
And wanting desperately to fall in love. I still like to shag to
The drifters.
Look over here there's a girl
I've never seen her before
Her eyes are lookin' straight at you
Across the crowded dance floor
Ooh ooh she's smilin'
What a beautiful sight
Oh I got a funny feelin'
She's gonna dance with you tonight

Chorus:
She could be the perfect partner
She can take it in her stride
She won't try to lead or follow
Perfect partner by your side

Ooh you got to take a chance
You got to let somebody move you
It can happen at a dance
If there's a rhythm you can groove to
Ooh here she comes ya'll
She's comin' straight to me
She's gonna ask me if I want to dance
I'll just have to wait and see

Chorus:
She could be the perfect partner
She can take it in her stride
She won't have to lead or follow
Perfect partner by my side

The worse thing that can happen is
She steps on your toes
But 'til you take that first step with her
How will you know, know, know

Chorus:
That she could be the perfect partner
She can take it in her stride
She won't have to lead or follow
Perfect partner by my side

Chorus:
She could be the perfect partner (she could be the perfect partner)
She can take it in her stride (she can take it in her stride)
She won't have to lead or follow (she won't have to lead or follow)
Perfect partner by my side

Ooh ooh ooh ooh

- notes:
Background vocals: timothy b. schmit, harry stinsonback to top
Please Bypass This Heart
Please bypass this heart
By: jimmy buffett, will jennings, michael utley
1985
Close your eyes and click your heels, think of skating rinks and
Spinning wheels. of those who will and those who won't, some
Hearts break while others don't.
Every day I read about these operations
That make a heart that's weak so strong again
I relate it to my own situation
And now I know just what to say to you

Chorus:
Please bypass this heart
Until I'm well again
Let's not even start, to fall, where we fell again
The cheating was sweet but my heart is beat
Don't tear it apart
Please bypass this heart
Please bypass this heart

In simpler times I didn't need a lotta healin'
My heart was young and strong and worked just fine
But now you've shown me there's a hurtin' side of feelin'
There's just one cure and here's what you must do

Chorus:
Please bypass this heart
Until I'm well again
Let's not even start, to fall, where we fell again
The cheating was sweet but my heart is beat
Don't tear it apart
Please bypass this heart
Please bypass this heart

-- spoken:
Skaters reverse
Couples only
All skate, all skate

Chorus:
Please bypass this heart
Until I'm well again
Let's not even start, to fall, where we fell again
The cheating was sweet but my heart is beat
Don't tear it apart
Please bypass this heart
Please bypass this heart

- notes:
Background vocals: timothy b. schmit, harry stinsonback to top
Gypsies in the Palace
Gypsies in the palace
By: jimmy buffett, glenn frey, will jennings
1985
I have heard that some of the great parties of all times have
Been at my house - when I wasn't there.
-- spoken:
In days of old, when knights were bold,
And journeyed from their castles,
Trusty men were left behind,
Knights needed not the hassles.
They helped themselves to pig and peach,
And drank from king's own chalice.
Oh, it was a stirring sight
These gypsies in the palace.
And some things never change. hit it boys!

So long boss, knock 'em dead, don't worry 'bout a thing
Wish that we could come along, we'd love to hear you sing
Limo's here, your bags are packed, the list is by the phone
Me and snake will watch your place and treat it like our own

Look at all this liquor
Look at all this food
It's only gonna go to waste
We're not really being rude
But the good stuff's in his closet, I swear he wouldn't mind
Hell we'll just shoot the lock off, I do it all the time

We're gypsies in the palace, he's left us here alone
The order of the sleepless knights will now assume the throne
We ain't got no money, we ain't got no right
But we're gypsies in the palace, we got it all tonight

There's damsels in distress out there and we got all this beer
We'll free them from their condos and bring 'em over here
We'll show them his gold records
We'll play his music loud
We'll party just like bubba does
We'll do the old man proud

We're gypsies in the palace, there ain't no wrong or right
We're gypsies in the palace, and a' goin' wild tonight

He's the greatest guy to work for, man he's really cool
Hey snake this party's gettin' dull, throw someone in the pool
Hey let's all take our clothes off and form a conga line
Watch out for that broken glass, hey snake we need more wine

We're gypsies in the palace, there ain't no wrong or right
We're gypsies in the palace, and we're raisin' hell tonight
Hey

Oh hi there boss, what's goin' on
You say you're coming when?
I'll send snake out to pick you up tomorrow night at ten, okay!
Everybody outta here, this joint is closin' down
We gotta find someone to clean this up, he's comin' back to town

Hi there boss we waxed your cars, we raked and mowed your lawn
We couldn't find enough to do in the short time you were gone
Man it sure is peaceful here, you've really got it all
If you ever hit the road again, give me and snake a call

We're gypsies in the palace, he's left us here alone
The order of the sleepless knights will now assume the throne
We ain't got no money, we ain't got no right
But we're gypsies in the palace, we got it all tonight

-- spoken:
Hey, jimmy, it's glenn
Glenn, how ya doin'?
Fine man, I'm goin' on the road.
Do you know anybody who could possibly house-sit for me?
I got these two great guys that look after my place.
Man, they're the best!

- notes:
Background vocals: jimmy buffett, glenn frey, timothy b. schmit
Featuring mark o'connor on fiddleback to top
Desperation Samba (Halloween in Tijuana)
Desperation samba (halloween in tijuana)
By: jimmy buffett, will jennings, timothy b. schmit
1985
This song brings to mind two things. first, an image of robert mitchum
Standing in the doorway of a bar in tijuana, and second, a line by
Thomas mcguane, my brother-in-law, from his book, panama,
The night wrote a check the morning couldn't cash.
- used by permission of author
Halloween in tijuana
Full moon in my eyes
I wonder how in the hell I got here
Without a disguise

Should I take this last step
Or turn myself around
Or follow my intuition into that border town

Yo quiero a bailar en mexico [i want to dance in mexico]
We do the desperation samba con nos amigos [...with our friends]
Yo quiero a bailar en mexico
We do the desperation samba con nos amigos

Pretty girls they beckon
From their rooms above
Skeletons are dancing
In the name of love

Don't know where I'm goin'
I don't like where I've been
There may be no exit
But hell I'm going in

Yo quiero a bailar en mexico
We do the desperation samba con nos amigos
Yo quiero a bailar en mexico
We do the desperation samba con nos amigos

I hear the people singing that same old haunting tune
I drink because I know it's me against the moon

Yo quiero a bailar en mexico
We do the desperation samba con nos amigos
Yo quiero a bailar en mexico
We do the desperation samba con nos amigos

-- spoken:
Tss, tss tss
Hey, psst amigo!

Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

Yo quiero a bailar en mexico
We do the desperation samba con nos amigos
Yo quiero a bailar en mexico
We do the desperation samba con nos amigos

- notes:
Background vocals: timothy b. schmit, harry stinson
Featuring reggie young on gut string guitar and
Harrison ford on the bullwhipback to top
If the Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me
If the phone doesn't ring it's me
1985
The time spent writing about the intensity involved in trying to
Keep love together is short; but the endless research can kill you.
There are oceans of feelings between us
Currents that take us and sweep us away
That's why we seldom have seen us
In the light of a cold hard day

Lots of new friends with the same old answers
Open your eyes
You might see
If our lives were that simple
We'd live in the past
If the phone doesn't ring
It's me

If the phone doesn't ring
You'll know that it's me
I'll be out in the eye of the storm
If the phone doesn't ring
You know that I'll be
Where someone can make me feel warm

It's too bad we can't turn
And live in the past
If the phone doesn't ring
It's me

I've had good days and bad days
And goin' half mad days
I try to let go but you're still on my mind
I've lost all the old ways
I'm searchin' for new plays
Puttin' it all on the line

Lots of new friends with the same old problems
Open your eyes you might see
If our lives were that simple
We'd live in the past
If the phone doesn't ring
It's me

If the phone doesn't ring
You'll know that it's me
I'll be out in the eye of the storm
If the phone doesn't ring
You know that I'll be
Where someone can make me feel warm

It's too bad we can't turn
And live in the past
If the phone doesn't ring
It's me

It's me, it's me
It's me, it's me
It's me, it's me
It's me, it's me

If it takes all the future
We'll live through the past
If the phone doesn't ring
It's me

- notes:
Background vocals: glenn frey, timothy b. schmitback to top
Last Mango in Paris
I went down to Captain Tony's to get out of the heat
When I heard a voice call out to me, "Son, come have a seat"
I had to search my memory as I looked into those eyes
Our lives change like the weather but a legend never dies

He said, "I ate the last mango in Paris
Took the last plane out of Saigon
Took the first fast boat to China
And Jimmy, there's still so much to be done.

I had a third world girl in Buzios
With a pistol on each hand
She always kept me covered
As we moved from land to land
I had a damn good run on wall street
With my high fashion model wife
Til I woke up dry beneath the African sky
Just me and my Swiss Army knife

I ate the last mango in Paris
Took the last plane out of Saigon
Took the first fast boat to China
And Jimmy there's still so much to be done

We shot the breeze for hours
As the sun fell from the skies
And like the sun hw disappeared before my very eyes
It was somewhere past dark-thirty
When I went back to the head
I read upon the dingy wall
The words the old man said

I ate the last mango in Paris...
....so much to be done.
Why don't we wander and follow la vie dansante.back to top
Jolly Mon Sing
Jolly mon sing
By: jimmy buffett, will jennings, michael utley
1985
There are times in this crazy world when I truly hope that
Somewhere somebody is living this made up life.
There is a tale that the island people tell
Don't care if it is true 'cause I love it so well
Jolly mon sing for his supper every night
The people fed him well 'cause he treated them so right
Oh oh oh oh jolly mon sing
Oh oh oh oh make orion ring

And they wanted him to sing on the island near and far
He always found his way by orion lucky star
He'd tell them of their joys, he'd tell them of their woes
They loved to see him come, they'd hate to see him go
Oh oh oh oh, jolly mon sing
Oh oh oh oh, make the music ring

He was makin' his way home on a dark and stormy night
When he heard a cry for help, he saw a flashin' light
When he reached the other boat and offered them a hand
They said, give us all your cargo as the took a pirate stand
Oh oh oh oh, jolly mon sing
Oh oh oh oh, give 'em everything

Jolly mon it's over sing your last song very well
They tossed him in the ocean 'ause their hearts were made in hell
Came along a dolphin, he said, jolly mon hello!
I've always loved your singing, climb aboard, don't let go.
Oh oh oh oh, jolly mon sing
Oh oh oh oh, make the oceans ring

The night was filled with magic, they bid the sea goodbye
They swam into the heavens, they stayed up in the sky
And all the island people when they wish upon a star
See the dolphin and the jolly mon who tell them where they are
Oh oh oh oh, jolly mon sing
Oh oh oh oh, make the heavens ring

Oh oh oh oh, jolly mon sing
Oh oh oh oh, make the magic ring!

Oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh jolly mon sing

- notes:
Background vocals: timothy b. schmit, harry stinson
Featuring robert greenidge on steel drumsback to top
Beyond the End
Beyond the end
By: jimmy buffett, marshall chapman, will jennings
1985
We are a long way from anything, I told him. up ahead turn left and
We're fifteen or twenty minutes from cancun. turn right and you've
Got a batch of sixty miles of nothing. so who are we seeing,
Where is he and how do we get in touch.
- travis mcgee from the lonely silver rain
Mayan moon was burnin'
We saw visions
Of the past returnin'
On the shore
The band was playin'
We all heard
What the moon was sayin'

The world keeps closin' in
It has before
It will again
A voice beyond the wind
Says we must go
Beyond the end
So follow
Beyond the end

A sea of friends are singin'
Vaya con dios [go with god]
Mis amigos [my friends]
We take their hopes and feelin's
To some new world
We'll be revealin'

Old worlds keep closin' in
They have before
They will again
Voices call
Beyond the wind
Say we must go
Beyond the end
And follow
Beyond the end

(guitar break)

Old worlds keep closin' in
They have before
They will again
Voices call
Beyond the wind
Say we must go
Beyond the end

Old worlds (old worlds) keep closin' in (keep closin' in)
They have before (they have before)
They will again
Voices call (voices call)
Beyond the wind
Say we must go (say we must go)
Beyond the end (beyond the end)
And follow
Beyond the end

Old worlds (old worlds) keep closin' in (keep closin' in)
They have before
They will again (oh they will again)
Voices call (voices call)
Beyond the wind (beyond the wind)
Say we must go (say-eeee...)
Beyond the end

Old worlds (old worlds) keep closin' in (keep closin' in) (=roy orbison)
They have before (they have before)
They will again (they will again)
Voices call (voices call)
Beyond the wind (beyond the wind)
Say we must go (say we must go)
Beyond the end (beyond the end...)

Old worlds keep closin' in (keep closin' in)
They have before (they have before)
They will again (they will again)
Voices call (voices call)
Beyond the wind (beyond the wind)
Say we must go (say we must go)
Beyond the end ...

- notes:
Featuring josh leo on lead guitar and jonathan edwards and roy orbison who
Take us beyond the end
The ocean almanac singers are: timothy b. schmit, harry stinson, larry lee,
Sam clayton, wendy waldman, pam tillis, val & birdie.back to top
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