Ballad of Skip Wiley

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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" (ranked 234th on the Recording Industry Association of America's list of "Songs of the Century") and "Come Monday". He has a devoted base of fans known as "Parrotheads". more »


Year:
1995
4:33
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Jimmy Buffett, Russ Kunkel, Jay Oliver, Roger Guth, and Peter Mayer
HE'S A MAN ON A MISSION
WILD AS A RICOCHET
PICTURE IF YOU CAN
WHEN THE EVERGLADES RAN
FROM THE GULF COAST TO BISCAYNE BAY 

HE'S GONNA GIVE IT BACK TO THE GATORS
LOCK THE TOURISTS UP IN THEME PARKS AND ZOOS
HE SAYS "JOIN ME FOR LUNCH AT THE REPTILES BRUNCH
WHERE THE BAROMETER SOUP IS YOU" 

HE'S CRAZY AND DANGEROUS
BUT WHO ELSE CAN YOU TRUST
HE'S THE OUTLAW IN ALL OF US
THE ENVIRONMENTAL TERRORIST 

Chorus
YOU CAN MESS WITH THE MOUSE IN ORLANDO
JILT A TOURIST IN ST. AUGUSTINE
YOU CAN SHOPLIFT ALL DAY AT BLOCKBUSTER
BUT YOU CAN'T STEAL THE ORANGE BOWL QUEEN
NO YOU CAN'T STEAL THE ORANGE BOWL QUEEN 

Verse
THERE WERE CRIMES OF EPIC PROPORTIONS
ALL PART OF SKIP WILEY'S CRUSADE
TOURISTS WERE CACKIN' AND TOURISTS WERE PACKIN'
WHILE HE AND SKINK COOLED THEIR HEELS IN THE SHADE 

THEN CAME THE CITRUS SENSATION
"WELCOME TO THE REVOLUTION" HE SAID
WITH A PIRATE'S PERSONA HE SNATCHED THE GRIDIRON MADONNA
AND THE BIG MOVERS CALLED FOR HIS HEAD 

HE'S CRAZY AND DANGEROUS
BUT WHO ELSE CAN YOU TRUST
HE'S THE OUTLAW IN ALL OF US
THE ENVIRONMENTAL TERRORIST 

Chorus
YOU CAN MESS WITH THE MOUSE IN ORLANDO
JILT A TOURIST IN ST. AUGUSTINE
YOU CAN RAG ON THE MIAMI DOLPHINS
BUT YOU CAN'T STEAL THE ORANGE BOWL QUEEN
NO YOU CAN'T STEAL THE ORANGE BOWL QUEEN
NO YOU CAN'T STEAL THE ORANGE BOWL QUEEN 

WILL SKIP'S CAPER IT KIND OF BACKFIRED
AND GOT THE ORANGE JUICE BARONS RATHER UPSET
IN THE LIGHT OF BAD MOODS, THESE MANHUNTS ENSUED
BUT SKIP EASILY SLIPPED THROUGH THE NET 

HE WAS LAST SEEN A TOP OF A MANGROVE
PERCHED LIKE A WOUNDED OSPREY
HE WAS NOT MEANT TO LAST, HE BELONGS TO THE PAST
AND I HOPE HE GETS THERE ONE DAY 

HE'S CRAZY AND DANGEROUS
BUT WHO ELSE CAN YOU TRUST
HE'S THE OUTLAW IN ALL OF US
THE ENVIRONMENTAL TERRORIST 

Chorus
YOU CAN MESS WITH THE MOUSE IN ORLANDO
JILT A TOURIST IN ST. AUGUSTINE
YOU CAN SHOPLIFT YOUR DAYS AT BLOCKBUSTER
BUT YOU CAN'T STEAL THE ORANGE BOWL QUEEN
NO YOU CAN'T STEAL THE ORANGE BOWL QUEEN
NO YOU CAN'T STEAL THE ORANGE BOWL QUEEN

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Written by: JAY R. OLIVER, JIMMY BUFFETT, PETER HAGEN MAYER, ROGER GUTH, RUSS KUNKEL

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