by Jimmy Buffett

from the album You Had To Be There: Jimmy Buffett Live In Concert
originally from the album Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes


Now what do they do if I just sailed away
Who the hell really compelled me to leave today
Runnin’ low on stories is what made it a ball
What would they do if made no landfall

I lived half my life in eight by five room
Just crusin’ to the sound of the big deisel boom
It’s not close quarters that would make me snap
It’s just dealing with the daily unadulterated crap

Sail away for a month at a time
Sail away I’ve got to recharge mind
Then you’ll find me back at it again

Oh I love the smell of fresh snapper fried lite
What’d you say, pouilly fuisse could round out the night
The mid morning watch is the best time to look
Oh what would they do if I wrote the big book

`Cause I’ve seen incredible things in 31 years
Somedays were laughter, others were tears
If I had it all to do over again
I’d just get myself drunk and I’d jump right back in

Sail away, that’s the way I survive
Sail away, that’s just no shuck and jive
It just makes this whole gig come alive

The wind whistled threw the cool rigging at night
Crazy crowds boogie to the sound and the lights
Bums down in Queros he’s just havin a ball
What would the do on another landfall
What would they do if I made no landfall
What if I hadn’t hit second at all
What would I do if I met Lauren McCall
Just Tryin’ to make a little sense of it all
Just tryin’ to make a little sense of it all