Volcano

Jimmy Buffett

About Volcano

"Volcano" is a song performed by American popular music singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett. It was written by Jimmy Buffett, Keith Sykes, and Harry Dailey and released as a single (b/w "Stranded on a Sandbar") on MCA 41161 in November 1979. It was first released on his 1979 album Volcano. It reached #66 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #43 on the Easy Listening chart. This song was originally a minor hit. The song and album are named for the then-dormant Soufrière Hills volcano on the island of Montserrat in the British West Indies where Buffett recorded the album in May 1979 at AIR Studios. The studio was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and Soufrière Hills erupted again in 1995. The lyrics describe the narrator's anxiety about his possible whereabouts following the impending eruption of a volcano. The bridge before the final chorus mentions a number of placenames, some important largely in the context of 1979: But I don't want to land in New York City,I don't want to land in Mexico. 


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1979
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Now I don't know 
I don't know 
I don't know where I'm a gonna go 
When the volcano blow 

Let me say now I don't know 
I don't know 
I don't know where I'm a gonna go 
When the volcano blow 

Ground she's movin' under me 
Tidal waves out on the sea 
Sulfur smoke up in the sky 
Pretty soon we learn to fly 

Let me hear ya now I don't know 
I don't know 
I don't know where I'm a gonna go 
When the volcano blow 

Now my girl quickly say to me 
Mon you better watch your feet 
Lava come down soft and hot 
You better lava me now or lava me not 

Let me say now I don't know 
I don't know 
I don't know where I'm a gonna go 
When the volcano blow 

No time to count what I'm worth 
'Cause I just left the planet earth 
Where I go I hope there's rum 
Not to worry soon come 

Now I don't know 
I don't know 
I don't know where I'm a gonna go 
When the volcano blow 

One more now I don't know (ah he don't know) 
I don't know (he don't know, mon) 
I don't know where I'm a gonna go 
When the volcano blow 

But I don't want to land in New York City 
Don't want to land in Mexico (no no no) 
Don't want to land on no Three Mile Island 
Don't want to see my skin aglow (no no no) 

Don't want to land in Commanche Sky Park 
Or in Nashville, Tennessee (no no no) 
Don't want to land in no San Juan airport 
Or the Yukon Territory (no no no) 

Don't want to land no San Diego 
Don't want to land in no Buzzards Bay (no no no) 
Don't want to land on no Ayatollah 
I got nothing more to say 

I don't know 
I don't know 
I don't know where I'm a gonna go 
When the volcano blow 

Just a one more, I don't know (he don't know) 
I don't know (I don't know, man) 
I don't know where I'm a gonna go 
When the volcano blow

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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" (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 »

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Written by: CHARLES THOMPSON, VIOLET CLARKE

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