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Margaritaville

Margaritaville

I was listening to Jimmy Buffet sing the song Margaritaville on the radio. I misunderstood the one phrase and thought Jimmy was brilliant.

CORRECT LYRIC
All of those tourists covered with oil

HOW I HEARD IT
All of those tourists covered with AWE

I was really thinking Jimmy has snuck in a insight that was thrilling to me, however on looking up the words on the internet it went back to normal. What happens is this, as a person sitting around a lot, - Wasting Away - a lot, I have slowly become more annoyed by tourist and travelers. It comes down to Awe, they walk around with this glossy look on their faces. Plus then they are - True Believers. - The believe this is better than anything they ever experienced. There is sort of transference of a small snapshot of their life, they then believe the location is better than home or anywhere. It is really walking around in AWE, or maybe a Fog. Comparisons can lead a mind a stray. The place Jimmy talks about is real, at least to me, I search for it all the time.

By: Jimmy Buffett
1977
Nibblin� on sponge cake
Watchin� the sun bake
All of those tourists covered with oil
(All of those tourists covered with AWE)
Strummin� my six-string
On my front porch swing
Smell those shrimp they�re beginnin� to boil

Chorus:
Wastin� away again in margaritaville
Searching for my lost shaker of salt
Some people claim that there�s a woman to blame
But I know it�s nobody�s fault

I don�t know the reason
I stayed here all season
Nothin� to show but this brand new tattoo
But it�s a real beauty
A mexican cutie
How it got here I haven�t a clue

Chorus:
Wastin� away again in margaritaville
Searchin� for my lost shaker of salt
Some people claim that there�s a woman to blame
Now I think
Hell, it could be my fault

I blew out my flip-flop
Stepped on a pop-top
Cut my heel had to cruise on back home
But there�s booze in the blender
And soon it will render
That frozen concoction that helps me hang on

Wastin� away again in margaritaville
Searching for my lost shaker of salt
Some people claim that there�s a woman to blame
But I know it�s my own damn fault
Yes and some people claim that there�s a woman to blame
And I know it�s my own damn fault

Margaritaville