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Jimmy Buffett Livin' It Up Lyrics

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Livin' It Up
By: Jimmy Buffett, Josh Leo, J.D. Souther
1983
He took one last look
Tossed that address book
His odyssey has begun
No time to see sights
Ran all the red lights
Burned all his bridges
Now it's love on the run

Chorus:
Livin' it up
Is takin' all of his time
But he ain't givin' it up
It suits his temperament fine

Up on the bandstand
Plays for a few fans
Workin' for minimum wage
He spots her lookin'
His brain is cookin'
She takes her seat
At the foot of the stage

Chorus:
Livin' it up
Is takin' all of his time
But he ain't givin' it up
It suits his temperament fine

Yeah he loves livin' it up
And takin' all of his time
But he ain't givin' it up
It never crosses his mind

Didn't say much, had a soft touch
Knew what felt good in her man
He was the same way and they split the next day
Sang all the way through the Yucatan

Chorus:
Livin' it up
Is takin' all of our time
But we ain't givin' it up
It never crosses our mind
No no no he's just livin' it up
And takin' all of his time
But he ain't givin' her up
She suits his temperament fine
Yeah she's just livin' it up
And takin' all of his time

But she ain't givin' him up
It never crosses her mind

- Notes:
Background Vocals: Josh Leo, Vince Melamed, Danny Burns
Synthesizer: Vince Melamed
Bass: Danny Burns
Drums: Thom Mooney and The Linn Drum Machine





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