He worked hard all year just wanted a few weeks alone
But his old lady's into modeling,
She can't stay away from the phone
Besides she bitches about the mosquitoes
She says "Down there there is nothing to do"
Her goddamn phone never stops ringing
He'll try the service in a day maybe two

Well, he's on his third drink before the
wheels of the plane leave the ground
Making points with the stewardess
climbing over Long Island Sound
She's also spending some time on the island
Too much city madness gives her the blues
They make a date to go dancing and dining
Seems neither has that much to lose

The weather is here I wish you were beautiful
My thoughts aren't too clear but don't run away
My girlfiend's a bore, my job is too dutiful
Hell, nobody's perfect would you like to play
I feel together today

Well now that was just the start of
a well-deserved over due binge
Meanwhile back in the city certain
people are starting to cringe
His lawyers are calling his parents
His girlfriend doesn't know what to think
His partners are studing their options
He's just singing and ordering drinks

The weather is here I wish you were beautiful
The skies are too clear life's easy today
The beer is too cold, the daquiri's too fruitiful
There's no place like home when it's this far away
I don't care what they say

He's going back to New York pack it up
and let everyone know
It was something that he should have done
such a long time ago
Still time to start a new life in the palm trees
Billy Clyde wasn't insane
And it doesn't work out there'll never be any doubt
That the pleasure was worth all the pain

The weather is here I wish you were beautiful
The skies are too clear, life is easy today
The beer is too cold, the daquiri's too fruitiful
There's no place like home when it's this far away
I need time for to play
Time for to play

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    General Comment

    This song is pretty self-explanatory to me. Seems like this guy works hard and wants a nice getaway, but his girlfriend's a total bitch and too into her looks and her work.

    He goes on the trip by himself and loves it, and wishes he could have had his girlfriend there, but knows she wouldn't appreciate it anyway. I love the line in the chorus: "The weather is here, wish you were beautiful." Nice play off the old saying.

    I guess this dude's tired of the grind. Aren't we all?

    cubbyblueson June 10, 2006   Link
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    cubbyblues, you had it pretty much right on the nose, except for the fact that by the end of the song, he actually does end up moving away from New York. Less Than Jake has quite a few songs about escaping the 9-5 grind too

    My favorite part is "If it doesn't work, there'll never be any doubt that the pleasure was worth all the pain".

    Also, as a side note, the Billy Clyde line refers to a character from "All My Children" who dreamed of moving to the Caribbean

    gfunkmartinon December 10, 2007   Link
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    I love Jimmy's explanation from the Parrothead Handbook about where this song came from. The sont title was written on the wall of the bathroom in some bar in the Caribbean. Classic Jimmy B song.

    LaBradford22on May 05, 2009   Link

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