What is the meaning of Jimmy Buffett's A Pirate's Look at 40?


I woke up with it running through my head.

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  • 9 months ago
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    It's just introspection about Jimmy's mid-life crisis. He uses the symbolism of a pirate who has watched the world change around him. It ties together Jimmy's love of the ocean with his real or imagined outlaw streak. (I'm thinking of "The Great Filling Station Holdup")

     I think these lines sum it up:


    "Yes I am a pirate, two hundred years too late

    The cannons don't thunder, there's nothing to plunder

    I'm an over-forty victim of fate"

    Great song, I used to sing it, and now you've got it running through my head.  Thanks for that(?)

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