Baby’s Gone Shoppin’

by Jimmy Buffett

from the album Hot Water


Baby’s gone shoppin’ she’s lookin’ around
She’s checkin’ out the boys and the clothes in town
Pick up this drop off that
Stares at her pictures from the Fotomat
Oh she likes what she sees
But she’s afraid of what she needs
She should be here with me
She should be here with me

But I don’t make it easy, I’m no day at the beach
Just an old road dog gettin’ harder to teach
Hang on this planet, hang on each twirl
Scatter my belongings all over this world
I get more wrapped up each day,
she’s lookin’ further away
She should be here with me
She should be here with me


Not much good at conversation
I don’t want a proclamation
I just think that we could use
A little face to face communication

Now I’ve been thinkin’ thinkin’ this through
Time to stop all this selfishness both me and you
I’ll stop from here, you stop from thee
We’ll meet somewhere in the middle
darlin’ I don’t care
I don’t want no more heartaches
It’s time to slam on the brakes
She should be here with me

Baby’s gone shoppin’
No more bar hoppin’
I don’t know but I been told
That city livin’ gets awfully cold

Jimmy’s Note:

There are ten pictures of Marilyn Monroe in my studio and I always fantasize while I’m singing about being a chauffeur in the car as Marilyn hits the stores on Madison Avenue and then she asks me to go to Mexico with her.