"Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season" as written by and Jimmy Buffett....
Squalls out on the gulf stream
Big storm commin' soon
Passed out in my hammock
God, I slept till way past noon
Stood up and tried to focus
I hoped I wouldn't have to move far
Sure could use a bloody mary
So I stumbled over to Loui's back yard

[Chorus]
And now I must confess
I could use some rest
I can't run at this pace very long
Yes it's quite insane
Think I hurt my brain
But it cleans me out, then I can go on

There's somthing 'bout this Sunday
It's the most peculiar gray
Strollin' down the avenue that's known as A1A
Feelin tired, then I got inspired
I knew it wouldn't last long
So all alone I walked back home
Sat on the beach and there I made up this song

[Chorus]

Well the wind is blowin' harder now
Fifty knots or there abouts
There's white caps on the ocean
And I'm watchin' for water spouts
It's time to close the shutters
It's time to go inside
In a week I'll be in gay par-ey
Hell that's a mighty long airplane ride

[Chorus]

Yes it cleans me out, then I can go on


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"Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season" as written by Jimmy Buffett

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    General CommentThis song sounds like it's about the singer's battle with drug addiction... but I don't think Jimmy has ever battled with drug addiction!
    docsigma2001on April 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about an alcoholic waking up with a hangover and sobering up.
    extanton December 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThey are both wrong!! If you have ever been to Key West FL, you wouldn't even wonder the meaning of this song!

    It's about the Key West mindset!
    kenchristianon January 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThey are both wrong!! If you have ever been to Key West FL, you wouldn't even wonder the meaning of this song!

    It's about the Key West mindset!
    kenchristianon January 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's a glimpse into his life at that moment. He was a musician making good money, renting a house on the beach in Key West and partying like a rock-star at the local bars. Not really concerned about the impending hurricane blowing in. As I would imagine most residents of the Keys wouldn’t be concerned about it either. You have to reason with them in your head it’s the price you pay to live in there and you accept it. He woke up with a hang over and needed the hair of the dog, so he went to the bar and ordered a vegetable drink with vodka to get moving. So he’s walking around, enjoying life, probably feeling the wind of the hurricane coming in and working up a good buzz when he experienced something that inspired a song idea. He knew he had to get it on paper quickly. He had probably forgotten some really good song ideas and regretted not writing them down at the time, but he was partying and of course, didn’t remember them the next day. So he sat down on the beach and wrote out exactly what he did and experienced that day, put it with a catchy tune and CHA-CHING!! See ya later Hurricane season, I’m going to Paris! He’s either excited or complaining about the airplane ride. I would guess a little of both..
    The cleaning out could represent Alcohol, drugs or living in Key West during the hurricane season. But it’s what he needs to clear his mind, relax and take a break from living the rock-star life. It charges his batteries.
    Captnmorgan2007on April 26, 2008   Link

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