Waylon Jennings He Went to Paris Lyrics

Music Man Track Listing
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Clyde
  • 2 It's Alright
  • 3 Theme From 'The Duke of Hazzard' (Good Ol' Boys)
  • 4 Nashville Wimmin'
  • 5 Do It Again
  • 6 Sweet Music Man
  • 7 Storms Never Last
  • 8 He Went to Paris
  • 9 What About You
  • 10 Waltz Across Texas
  • He went to Paris looking for answers to questions
    That bothered him so
    He was impressive, young and aggressive
    Saving the world on his own
    Warm summer breezes, French wine and cheeses
    Put his ambition at bay
    The summers and winters scattered like splinters
    And four or five years slipped away

    He went to England, played the piano, and married
    An actress named Kim
    They had a good life, she was a good wife
    And bore him a young son named Jim
    All of the answers and all of the questions
    He locked in his attic one day
    Cause he liked the quiet clean country livin'
    And twenty more years slipped away

    War took his baby,
    Bombs killed his lady and left him
    With only one eye
    His body was battered, his whole world was shattered
    All he could do was just cry
    While the tears were falling he was recalling
    Answers that he never found
    So he hopped in a freighter, skidded the ocean
    And left England without a sound

    Now he lives in the islands, fishes the piling and drinks
    His Green label each day
    Writing his memoirs, losing his hearing
    But he don't care what most people say
    After eighty-six years of perpetual motion
    If he likes you he'll smile and say
    "Jimmy, some of it's magic, probably tragic,
    But I had a good life all the way"
    He went to Paris looking for answers to questions
    That bothered him so

    Written by: Jimmy Buffett
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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