Sheila Says

by Jimmy Buffett

from the album Don’t Stop the Carnival


Sheila says the heart is just a muscle
Sheila says the heart is cooled by time
Hiding out for years down in these trade winds
In the land of coconuts and limes

I’ve played this game for too long
My life’s just one same old song
Now marooned for a time on this island
I go into and out of the fog
And that’s why I live with my dog

Men oh, men oh, oh men I’ve known too many
Deceivers cloaked in clumsy vanity
What men lack in love and understanding
They make up in stupidity

But now and then one comes along
And lights up my world like a song
I am tempted to unleash my interest
Yet I put it to you man’s best friend
There’s just one sad old way it can end

We have our faults
But men have only two
All that they say
All that they do
You’re a joy and a friend and a guardian
Never bored with my sad monologue
You’re better off with a dog
Sheila says the heart’s just a muscle
Sheila says the heart’s just a muscle