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Buffett Jimmy - We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us About Chords

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We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us About Chords

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Buffett Jimmy
By Jimmy Buffett, From the album, "One Particular Harbor"

G 						 C           
I was supposed to have been a Jesuit priest or a Naval Academy 
C 			    G
That was the way that my parents perceived me
A                            D 
Those were the plans that they had 
         C                            G
Though I couldn't fit the part too dumb or too smart 
c                    G           D
Ain't it funny how we all turned out 
       C            G                    D         G
I guess we are the people our parents warned us about 

You know I could have worked the rigs when the money was big Or hopped a freighter south to Trinidad 
And when they tried to draft me I earned a college degree 
Buyin' time till things were not so bad 
But when I got a guitar found a job in a bar, playin' acid rock til I was numb 
Tell me where are the flashbacks they all warned us would come. 

D                                     G
We are the people they couldn't figure out
D                                      G 
We are the people our parents warned us about 
C   D       G				C    G      C   G
Hey hey, Gardner McKay, take us on the leaky Tiki with you 
C      D       G                   D             C       G
Clear skies bound for Shanghai, sailin' on the ocean blue 

Now I got quarters in my loafers tryin' to fight inflation 
When it only used to take a cent 
Sometimes I wish I was back in my crashpad days before I knew what cash flow meant 
Seems everybody's joggin' or heavy into health sh*t 
Don't tell me that I ought to get rolffed 
'Cause I love cajun martinis and playin' afternoon golf 

We are the people there isn't any doubt 
We are the people they still can't figure out 
We are the people who love to sing "Twist and Shout" 
(Shake it up, Baby now) 
We are the people our parents warned us about
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