TGIF- Song of the Week

Over the past few weeks, to celebrate the coming weekend, we’ve brought you an epic boating movie scene in our “TGIF-Scene of the Week”.

To switch things up a little, we vow to bring you a song of the week in honor of all the classic boating favorites out there. (We’ll alternate between the two, just to keep you on your toes.)

So here is our very first official “TGIF-Song of the Week”, an all time classic to start this thing off right: “A Pirate Looks at 40” by Jimmy Buffett.

Buffett wrote the song at the Chart Room where he first performed after moving to Key West. The song contains the bittersweet confession of a modern-day pirate as he looks back on the first 40 years of his life and ponders his future. Enjoy!

Lyrics:

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 sails to steam
And in your belly you hold the treasures few have ever seen
Most of ’em dream, most of ’em dream

Yes I am a pirate, two hundred years too late
The cannons don’t thunder, there’s nothin’ to plunder
I’m an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

I’ve done a bit of smugglin’, I’ve run my share of grass
I made enough money to buy Miami, but I pissed it away so fast
Never meant to last, never meant to last

And I have been drunk now for over two weeks
I passed out and I rallied and I sprung a few leaks
But I got stop wishin’, got to go fishin’
Down to rock bottom again
Just a few friends, just a few friends

I go for younger women, lived with several awhile
Though I ran ’em away, they’d come back one day
Still could manage to smile
Just takes a while, just takes a while

Mother, mother ocean, after all the years I’ve found
My occupational hazard being my occupation’s just not around
I feel like I’ve drowned, gonna head uptown

I feel like I’ve drowned, gonna head uptown

Have a great weekend from Sarasota Yacht & Ship!

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