Jimmy Buffett Turnabout Lyrics

Now Yer Squawkin’ Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Christian
  • 2 Ellis Dee
  • 3 Richard Frost
  • 4 Missionary
  • 5 Mile High in Denver
  • 6 Captain and the Kid
  • 7 Captain America
  • 8 Ain’t He a Genius
  • 9 Turnabout
  • 10 There’s Nothing Soft About Hard Times
  • 11 I Can’t Be Your Hero Today
  • 12 Truckstop Salvation
  • 1970
    As large as life she stood there
    Kissed my cheek and called my old nickname
    And though several years had passed
    Both of us still looked quite the same
    I said hi relaxed a bit
    Then asked her how she'd been all these years
    She told me she was feeling fine
    Came to see a friend who lived up here

    Told me she had finished school
    And then went on to college for a year
    I asked if she had married
    Slowly down her cheek there came a tear
    She said just an itchy eye
    It must be the weather way up here
    Told her I can't stand the cold
    It freezes me and I can't feel my ears

    We talked a bit about Mobile
    And thought about how it has never changed
    I told her I was a comin' home
    To spend some time and hoped it wouldn't rain
    She asked if she could see me then
    And we could spend some time now and then
    Because I lived so far away
    Was still no chance why we could not be friends

    I drove her to the waiting plane
    Watched that big jet streaking through the sky
    Thought about the sad young girl
    And the time that I just saw her cry
    That flame must still be burning bright
    I think I'll catch a later flight today
    It's time for me to go on home
    And spend a day or two down by the bay

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