"Coast of Carolina" as written by and Mcanally Buffett....
Little roadside restaurant we artfully complain
Groovy tells the waitress that his chicken died in vain
Most every day goes by according to design
I live this dream but still it seems I have you on my mind

From the bottom of my heart
Off the coast of Carolina
After one or two false starts
I believe we found our stride
And the walls that won't come down
We can decorate or climb or find some way to get around
Cause I'm still on your side
From the bottom of my heart

I can't see the future but I know it's coming fast
It's not that hard to wind up knee deep in the past
It's come a lot of Mondays
Since the phone booth that first night
Through years and miles and tears and smiles
I want to get it right

[Chorus:]

From the bottom of my heart
Off the coast of Carolina
After one or two false starts
I believe we found our stride
And the walls that won't come down
We can decorate or climb or find some way to get around
Cause I'm still on your side
From the bottom of my heart

These days I'm up about the time I used to go to bed
Living large was once the deal, now I watch the stars instead
They are timeless and predictable unlike most things that I do
But I tell the wind and my old friend I?m headed home to you

From the bottom of my heart
Off the coast of Carolina
After one or two false starts
I believe we found our stride
And the walls that won't come down
Hell we can decorate or climb or find some way to get around
Cause I'm still on your side
From the bottom of my heart
From the bottom of my heart


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"Coast of Carolina" as written by Mcanally Buffett

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    General CommentActually, when Buffett says
    "Little roadside resturant, we artfully complain.
    Rudy tells the waitress that his chicken died in vain."

    It's actually "Groovey", not Rudy. Groovey is my uncle Larry, and Jimmy is talking about he and my uncle Larry on a road side restaurant one evening.
    My family is very close to Jimmy Buffet and in 2003 my uncle passed away in a plane crash. Jimmy Buffet refers to him in his song. "But I'd tell the wind and my old friend I'm headed home to you." He is talking about my uncle. Also, the song title refers to him as well. My uncle crashed his plane on the Coast of Carolina!

    "It's come a lot of Mondays since the phone booth that first night.
    The years, the miles, the tears and smiles
    I want to get it right."

    He asked his wife, Jane, on a date in a phone booth in Key West. He and his wife Jane had some significance with a phone booth in Key West one night. Jimmy also met his wife Jane through my Uncle Larry.
    I think this song was written in a tribute to his past and my uncle Larry.
    I have met Jimmy Buffett and he is a very close family/friend.
    elgray03on August 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my all time FAVORITE Jimmy Buffett songs.
    At one time, this was my song.

    It's basically saying that this couple has not had it easy in the past, and that one has made mistakes and believes that it can still work, but they just have to try a little harder, just like they always have.
    There is also a looking back on memories, and saying that they'll do anything to make it right, and make it work.

    My favorite line is:
    "After one or two false starts
    I believe we've found our stride."

    This song is beautiful, and I absolutely love it!
    justagreeneyedgirlon July 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI also love this song for the same reason. It is exactly how I feel about my last relationship. Mistakes were made but it wasn't anything that wasn't overcome able. Amazing song. Jimmy Buffett never fails to amaze me with his music
    andy30mmaon April 07, 2008   Link

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