Friday, January 9, 2009

Jimmy Buffet and I don't need Birthdays Cause My Friends Can Remind Me How Old I Am!

For the life of me I can not figure out how Miranda gets those videos on her blog!
So a few of my friends asked me how I came up with my blog name. I'm sorry I thought everyone knew this Jimmy Buffett song. Here I was always making reference to JB and I come to find out people actually don't know why!!! Sorry. Of course I have to say, I remember singing this song when I was 17, before many of my friends were born, so I should not be surprised! Here's the video I liked best. This video has the song really clear. Does anyone know how I can have this playing when you open my blog?
For you youngsters, apparently Jack Johnson sings it too! There is even a video with him and Dave Mathew singing it.

Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you switch from sail to steam
In your belly you can hold the treasures few have ever seen
Most of em dreams, most of em dreams
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred years too late
The cannons dont thunder, theres nothin to plunder
Im an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late
But Ive done a bit of smugglin, I've run my share of grass
Made enough money to buy miami, but I pissed it away so fast
Never meant to last, never meant to last
I have been drunk now for over two weeks,
Passed out and I rallied and I amoked a few reefs
But Ive got stop wishin, got to go fishin down to rock bottom again
Just a few friends, just a few you friends.
Now I go for younger women, lived with several awhile
Though I ran em away, theyd come back one day
And I still could manage a smile
Just takes a while, just takes a while
Mother, mother ocean, after all my years Ive foundOccupational hazard being my occupations just not around
Feel like Ive drowned, gonna head up town.
Feel like Ive drowned, Im gonna head up town


Miranda said...

I embed them! Click on the edit html tab when you are posting and there you can paste in the html from the youtube video. There is always a spot on the youtube page that says embed this video, or something like that, and there is a box with the html code in it. You just copy that code and paste it on your blog on the html side of the posting editor. I hope that helped and did not make your head hurt. ;-)

Barb said...

I love this song and it so reminds me of you! I miss you!!! Coming to visit last week of Jan!

Darlene said...

I love you and you are so lovely and inspiring!
Happy days!

Barb said...

and PS, you don't have to be in your forties to love JB. I have been a parrot head since I was a kiddo.

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