He Went To Paris - Jimmy Buffett

    He went to Paris lookin' for answers
    To questions that bothered him so
    He was impressive, young and aggressive
    Savin' the world on his own

    But the warm summer breezes
    The French wines and cheeses
    Put his ambition at bay
    The summers and winters
    Scattered like splinters
    And four or five years slipped away

    Then he went to England, played the piano
    And married an actress named Kim
    They had a fine life, she was a good wife
    And bore him a young son named Jim

    And all of the answers and all of the questions
    Locked in his attic one day
    'Cause he liked the quiet clean country livin'
    And twenty more years slipped away

    Well the war took his baby, the bombs killed his lady
    And left him with only one eye
    His body was battered, his whole world was shattered
    And all he could do was just cry

    While the tears were a-fallin' he was recallin'
    Answers he never found
    So he hopped on a freighter, skidded the ocean
    And left England without a sound

    Now he lives in the islands, fishes the pilin's
    And drinks his Green Label each day
    Writing his memoirs, losin' his hearin'
    But he don't care what most people say

    Through eighty-six years of perpetual motion
    If he likes you he'll smile and he'll say
    "Jimmy, some of it's magic, some of it's tragic
    But I had a good life all the way"

    And he went to Paris lookin' for answers
    To questions that bothered him so


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