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Last Post of the Day – Jimmy Buffett – Boat Drinks

I’ve said it before, but its true and bears repeating – Las Vegas is a land of extremes.  While we’re about to welcome fall, that season doesn’t last very long here.

As summers are blazing hot, winters are downright freaking cold!!!  Yes, we had a decent amount of snow last year.  I’ve also seen weather that has frozen the fountains on The Strip and kept them that way for a few days :shock:

And as “King of Somewhere Hot” is my Jimmy Buffett song for the summer, “Boat Drinks” is my song for the winter 8)


“It was February in Boston, and I was cold and wanted to go home. Rum and tonic was the antifreeze, and the newspaper was full of ads for warmer climates. I was in a place owned by Derek Sanderson, who was a very famous player for the Boston Bruins in the 70’s. I came out of the bar and couldn’t find a cab except for the one that was running in front of a nearby hotel. There was no driver in it, and I was too cold to think about the consequences. There is an old Navy expression which says, “Beg forgiveness, not permission.” I hopped in and drove the cab back to my hotel. I did leave the fare on the seat.” – Jimmy

Some of my favorite lines and phrases are in this song :)  “I’ve got to fly to Saint Somewhere” is constant inspiration, but everyone I know is truly thankful I’ve never shot six holes in my freezer :P

First we have the lyrics:

Boat Drinks by Jimmy Buffett

Boat drinks Boys in the band ordered boat drinks
Visitors just scored on the home rink
Everything seems to be wrong

Lately, newspaper mentioned cheap airfare
I’ve got to fly to Saint Somewhere
I’m close to bodily harm

Twenty degrees and the hockey games on
Nobody cares they are way too far gone
screamin’ “Boat drinks,” somethin’
to keep them all warm

This morning I shot six holes in my freezer
I think I got cabin fever
Somebody sound the alarm
I’d like to go where the pace or life’s slow
Could you beam me somewhere, Mister Scott?
Any old place here on Earth or in space
You pick the century and I’ll pick the spot

I know I should be leaving this climate
I got a verse but can’t rhyme it
I gotta go where it’s warm

Boat drinks
Waitress, I need two more boat drinks
Then I’m headin south ‘fore my dream shrinks
I gotta where it’s warm

I gotta go where it’s warm
I gotta go where it’s warm
I gotta go where there ain’t any snow
where there ain’t any blow
’cause my fin sinks so low
I gotta go where it’s warm

And then we’ve got video of Jimmy performing this song live in Paris, France :D

Yeah, boat drinks on a cold day sound pretty good :wink:

Have a great day tomorrow, even if it is Monday :mrgreen:


4 comments to Last Post of the Day – Jimmy Buffett – Boat Drinks

  • Kath

    What’s a boat drink? I don’t get it.

    (I know, I know, I am going to be banished from ever being a Parrothead!!)


  • Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN Retired

    Pretty colours and tiny little umbrellas. And they are served on the cruise ships and their ports-of-call.
    We won’t get into “Fins”
    A good intro into Jimmy Buffett is his greatest hits album that is titled “Songs You Know By Heart”
    One of my all time favourites is “Cheeseburger in Paradise”

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