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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Southern Cross

Better than the original?

Yep, easily.

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Migration

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season

Another one of my big favorites by him. Love this song.

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Surfing in a Hurricane

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Back to the Island

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: I Have Found Me A Home

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Floridays

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Miss You So Badly

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Bend A Little

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Come Monday

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Tides

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Take Another Road

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Haiku – Iron Will

Hate now in power

Guilty before innocent

Freedom sacrificed

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I heard this great song yesterday and it made me think about the way America is currently doing business at home and abroad. I thought I might write a Haiku based off of it. I think, no matter how you voted, it is time to stop the hate and learn to find a great middle ground. We can’t make “America Great Again” if we don’t work together to do it. I am a Democrat, and I will admit that. But they need to shut up and work with Trump. Trump also needs to put on his big boy pants and start learning to compromise. We can’t put in bans like we currently have without stirring up a whole lot of trouble. I agree we have been lax in some areas of this country throughout the years, but bans don’t work. They don’t keep out the bad they just incite more anger, and those we are trying to stop just add fuel to their fire. There has to be a better way to handle our politics than what we have now.

If you decide to leave a comment. Make it productive. I don’t mind a solid discussion, but let’s not get down to childish name calling.

Okay, have a great weekend. Here’s the song.

LYRICS

If I could kill a word and watch it die
I’d poison never, shoot goodbye
Beat regret when I felt I had the nerve
Yeah, I’d pound fear to a pile of sand
Choke lonely out with my bare hands
I’d hang hate so that it can’t be heard
If I could only kill a word
I’d take brokenness out back
And break heartbreak, stand there and laugh
Right in its face while shootin’ it the bird
I’d put upset down in its place
I’d squeeze the life out of disgrace
Lay over under six cold feet of dirt
If I could only kill a word
Give me sticks, give stones
Bend my body, break my bones
Use staff and rod to turn me black and blue
‘Cause you can’t unhear, you can’t unsay
But if were up to me to change
I’d turn lies and hate to love and truth
If I could only kill a word
I’d knock out temptation’s teeth
I’d sever evil, let it bleed
Then light up wicked, stand and watch it burn
I’d take vice and I’d take vile
And tie ’em up there with hostile
Hang ’em high and leave ’em for the birds
If I could only kill a word
So give me sticks, give stones
Bend my body, break my bones
Use staff and rod to turn me black and blue
‘Cause you can’t unhear, you can’t unsay
But if were up to me to change
I’d turn lies and hate to love and truth
If I could only kill a word
If I could only kill a word

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Souvenirs

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Livingston’s Gone to Texas

Another one of my big favorites by him.

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Woman Goin’ Crazy on Caroline Street

Hard to pick favorites with his music, but this one is towards the top.

Love this song.

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Margaritaville

Just never get tired of this one.

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: School Boy Heart

*I’m trying out some new stuff this year. Trying to update this blog a bit. I posted Paperback Tuesday earlier this week and today I want to try my hand at this new subject. How about a little Jimmy Buffett in order to get your weekend started? Sounds good to me. Listen and enjoy.*

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Cover Song Saturday: Kenny Chesney – “Christmas in Dixie”

This is one of my favorite Christmas songs – reminds me of my childhood.

Merry Christmas!

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Cover Song Saturday: Jimmy Buffett – “I’ll be Home for Christmas”

The song is sung from the point of view of a soldier stationed overseas during World War II, writing a letter to his family. In the message, he tells the family he will be coming home and to prepare the holiday for him, and requests snow, mistletoe, and presents on the tree. The song ends on a melancholy note, with the soldier saying, “I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams”. Kim Gannon claimed on at least one occasion that he was not thinking of the soldiers when he wrote the lyrics but of all people who are unable to be home for Christmas. When he pitched the song to people in the music business, they turned it down because the final line was too sad for all those separated from their loved ones in the military. When playing golf with Bing Crosby, however, Gannon sang the song for Crosby, who decided to record it. The flip side of the original recording (Decca 18570B) was “Danny Boy” Source: I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Wikipedia

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