He Went to Paris

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Jimmy Buffett

James William "Jimmy" Buffett (born December 25, 1946) is an American singer–songwriter, author, and businessman. He is best known for his music, which often portrays an "island escapism" lifestyle. Together with his Coral Reefer Band, Buffett has recorded hit songs including "Margaritaville" (ra… more »

He went to Paris Looking 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
His summers and winters Scattered like splinters And four to 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 young son named Jim
And all of the answers, and all the questions He 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 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 falling and he was recalling Answers he'd 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 pilings And drinks his green label each day Writing his memoirs Losin' his hearin'
But he don't care what most people 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 of the way."

And he went to Paris Lookin' for answers to questions That bothered him so

Written by: JIMMY BUFFETT

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He Went to Paris