Off to See the Lizard Album Art

Welcome to Pascagoula Run, which became famous because of the legendary song by your favorite Caribbean Amphibian, Jimmy Buffett. On the 1989 album Off to See the Lizard, Jimmy Buffett and co-writer Jay Oliver released a 3:18 second song highlighting Jimmy’s relationship with his Uncle Billy as well as the City of his birth, Pascagoula. Other notable songs off the Off to See the Lizard album include I’m Stickin’ to It, That’s My Story, Carnival World, Boomerang Love, and Mermaid in the Night, among others.

The City of Pascagoula is located in Mississippi along the Gulf of Mexico. Once a large fishing village, today the City is best known for its ship building corporations.

Jimmy Buffett was born on December 25, 1946 in the Jackson County Memorial Hospital near Pascagoula, Mississippi to parents James Delaney Buffett Jr. and Mary Loraine (Peets) Buffett. Jimmy’s dad spent his days as a shipwright in the shipyards along the Gulf of Mexico, spending the majority of his career at the Alabama Dry Docks (35 years), starting in the estimating department and upon retirement, managing government contracts. Mr. Buffett was also an active participant in Gulf Coast maritime and industry affairs.

As a result of his dad’s career, the Buffett days were limited in Pascagoula, where they later moved to Mobile, Alabama.

To be continued…

Jimmy Buffett’s Pascagoula Run Lyrics

Billy pulled in in a Jaguar
Red convertible sixty-five
Headed home to Mississippi, he’d been around the world
He was that black sheep uncle of mine

His ship had come in, he was lookin’ to sin
He was singing his own song
When he yelled from the drive, my heart came alive
“Jimmy boy come along”

It’s time to see the world
It’s time to kiss a girl
It’s time to cross the wild meridian
Grab your bag and take a chance
Time to learn a cajun dance
Kid your gonna see the mornin’ sun
On the Pascagoula run

Friday night at the Stateline Bar
Where the waterfront peole dwell
Better watch my step if the floor caves in
I’ll go right straight to hell
There were pinball machines and Cajun queens
Men with knives and scars
Billy moved ‘cross the floor through
the real hard core
And said “Here’s where it gets bizarre”

It’s time to see the world
It’s time to kiss a girl
It’s time to cross the wild meridian
Grab your bag and take a chance
Time to learn a cajun dance
Kid your gonna see the mornin’ sun
On the Pascagoula run

What do the ladies say what do the ladies say
What do the ladies say what do the ladies say
What do the ladies say what do the ladies say
What do the ladies say what do the ladies say
What do the ladies say what do the ladies say

Bring that young man over here
We gonna buy that boy a beer
And that ain’t all we want to do
And bring your crazy uncle too

It’s time to see the world
It’s time to kiss a girl
It’s time to cross the wild meridian
Grab your bag and take a chance
Time to learn a cajun dance
Kid your gonna see the mornin’ sun
On the Pascagoula run

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