Jimmy Buffett - Turnabout Lyrics

As large as life she stood there
Kissed my cheek and called my old nickname
And though several years had passed
Both of us still looked quite the same
I said Hi, relaxed a bit then asked her how she'd been all these years
She told me she was feeling fine and came to see a friend who lived up

She told me she had finished school
And then went on to college for a year
I asked if she had married
And slowly down her cheek there came a tear
She said just an itchy eye it must be the weather way up here
Told her I can't stand the cold
It freezes me and I can't feel my ears

We talked a bit about Mobile
And thought about how it has never changed
I told her I was comin' home to spend some time
And hoped it wouldn't rain
She asked if she could see me then
And we could spend some time now and then
Because I lived so far away
Was still no chance why we could not be friends

I drove her to the waiting plane
And watched that big jet streaking through the sky
Thought about the sad young girl
And the time that I just saw her cry
That flame must still be burning bright
I think I'll catch a later flight today
It's time for me to go on home and spend a day or two down by the bay

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  1. Kool Kayla

    Really do love this song

  2. Grins

    thanks for posting!

  3. Kelly Wise

    Its on an album called " under the salt" His first two albums together great album. it will be hard to find.Keeler

  4. Reza Muzni

    This showcases the musical talents of JB before he got buried under all that beach crap

    Chris H

    His first record label dropped him because it was so bad. I think you have it backwards. I really like this song, but it's nothing like his later works.

    Jenepher Bratusek

    I love before the beach

  5. Max Brand

    This album didn't come close sellinmgh millions but gives you a reflection of Buffett's early work before the beach craze.