Ragtop Day

by Jimmy Buffett, Will Jennings, and Michael Utley

from the album Riddles in the Sand


The five o’clock Friday blows
I got to let it go
I put on my weekend clothes
Turn on the rock n’ roll

Throw all our cares away
It’s a ragtop day
It’s a ragtop day

Classy little white and red turns everybody’s head
My baby meets me at the Five and Dime
She’s always right on time

We roll all our cares away
It’s a ragtop day
It’s a ragtop day

Cruise across the county line
A little dance and dine
A drive in picture show
And when the midnight’s comin’ down
We’re headin’ back to town
She lets her lovin’ show

Feels like we’re the only ones to see the morning sun
Sleepin’ thru the afternoon and risin’ with the moon
Oh don’t the stars look bright
It’s a ragtop day
It’s a ragtop day
We’ll throw all our cares away
I live for that ragtop day

Jimmy’s Note:

My mother was thought to be a little crazy by our neighbors when she bought a gold Ford Fairlane convertible instead of the standard housewife station wagon. I loved it. It started my convertible “thing” which still infects me. I’ve owned a long list of convertibles since that one, and I just don’t think cars look right with tops on them.