Jimmy explained the lyrics to this tune in one of his many interviews. It was written during a time that he was in Boston during hockey season. He was wishing he were back where it...
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 degress 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.

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    General CommentConsidering I'm stuck in the middle of an Indiana winter, I could use a boat drink in Saint Somewhere right now...
    pauluniverseon February 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song hits home real hard for anyone suffering through a northern winter. Twenty degrees and the hockey game's on. Saint somewhere sounds much better indeed.
    Pirtyfool22on May 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"visitors scored on the home rink
    everything seems to be wrong"

    "twenty degrees and the hockey game's on"

    ahh yes. as a resident of Hockeytown, i know that feeling.
    this song basically sums up the cabin fever of the many months of winter here.

    "i gotta go where it's warm"
    as always, Jimmy just says it best :]
    Jesus__freakon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI recently bought the album from when he played at Fenway park.

    He says what inspired the song before playing. Its basically about a cold night he spent in Boston where he stole a cab.
    brothersinarmson March 14, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningYah I do beleive that the inspiration was Jimmy stumbling out of a bar in Boston seeing an taxi devoid of driver and deciding it was too cold to think and he drove it to his hotel.

    I desingned a shirt for the song: zazzle.com/…
    Smallaxeon February 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commentawesome song

    one of the few Jimmy Buffett songs that is good to listen to in the winter .. all the others about the ocean make you depressed when its freezin outside.
    nw275on January 27, 2010   Link

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