Havana Daydreamin’

by Jimmy Buffett

from the album You Had To Be There: Jimmy Buffett Live In Concert
originally from the album Havana Daydreamin’


Stashed his trash in Ecuador
Bought a good suit of clothes
Flew on up to Mexico
Standin’ by the shore
Waiting for some mystery man
To pay him for his time
Thinkin’ about all the money he made
couldn’t help to ease his mind
Havana daydreamin’
Oh he’s just dreamin’ his life away

Daddy chopped that sugar cane
’Til One day he fell dead
Jesus had a wanderin’ feelin’
Swimmin’ around in his head
Sailin’ on a midnight boat
There were no questions asked
Water’s so green and the air was so clean
That he stuck right to his task
Havana daydreamin’
Oh he’s just schemin’ his life away

Ceiling fan stirs the air
Cigar smoke did swirl
A fragrance on the pillow case
And he thinks about the girl
Spillin’ wine wine and sharin’ good times
She sure could make him smile
He pays her well but what the hell
He’ll be movin’ in a little while
Havana daydreamin’
Havana daydreamin’
Oh he’ll be dreamin’ his life away