Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes

by Jimmy Buffett

from the album Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes


I took off for a weekend last month
Just to try and recall the whole year
All of the faces and all of the places
wonderin’ where they all disappeared
I didn’t ponder the question too long
I was hungry and went out for a bite
Ran into a chum with a bottle of rum
and we wound up drinkin’ all night

It’s these 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

Reading departure signs in some big airport
Reminds me of the places I’ve been
Visions of good times that brought so much pleasure
Makes me want to go back again
If it suddenly ended tomorrow
I could somehow adjust to the fall
Good times and riches and son of a bitches
I’ve seen more than I can recall


I think about Paris when I’m high on red wine
I wish I could jump on a plane
And so many nights I sit and dream of the ocean
God, I wish I was sailin’ again
Oh, yesterdays are over my shoulder
So I can’t look back for too long
There’s just too much to see waiting in front of me
and I know that I just can’t go wrong
with these…


Jimmy’s Note:

Rhyming unusual words is something I’ve always tried to do. Anybody can rhyme cat and rat. I look for things beyond two syllables-like attitudes and latitudes.