Jimmy Buffett

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A Salty Piece Of Land - Jimmy Buffett


I was listening for answers that I could not really hear


When the words of a wise old Indian put a conch shell to my ear


And I took off for the ocean I was searching for the coast


Painting pictures of my visions with the words from Grandma Ghost


Hiding from the dragons, writing for the sea


Singing ballads from my childhood, a pirate's life for me


Survivors seem to function best when peril is at hand

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Where the song of the ocean meets a salty piece of land

I was force fed my religion but I somehow saved my smile

Tapped into my instincts as I headed towards exile

Cleopatra did not own a barge, but a schooner was her home

She had centuries of stories and there's wisdom in her bones

She was on a sacred mission, and she told me of a place

Where a man could hide forever, but never lose his faith

So I saddled up my seahorse with a fly rod in my hand

I was not looking for salvation, just a salty piece of land

Some days Cayo Loco shines like the stars up in the sky

And the seabirds they do touch and gos as the world just tangos by

But there are times when she is hidden, beneath the wild and crashing waves

And the patron saint of lightning keeps the sailors from their graves

Some say it is a blinding sword, pointing out into the sea

While others say her guiding light, leads towards eternity

Still I sit in contemplation and I just don't understand

This mysterious attraction to this salty piece of land


Still I search the constellations and the tiny grains of sand

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Where the song of the ocean meets this salty piece of land

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