Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lone Palm

My garden is filled with papayas and mangos
My life is a mixture of reggaes and tangos
Taste for the good life, I can live it no other way

While out on the beach there are two empty chairs
That say more than the people who ever sit there
From under my lone palm I can look out on the day

Where no bird flies by my window
No ship is tied to my tree
Love is a wave building to a crescendo
Ride if you will, ride it with me

I knew this girl made of memories and phrases
Who lived her whole life in both chapters and stages
Danced til the dawn, wished all her worries away

Well she wasn't crazy no she wasn't mad
She just wanted the father that she never had
From under my lone palm I think about her today

Where no bird flies by my window
No ship is tied to my tree
Love is a wave building to a crescendo
Ride if you will, ride it with me

We sailed from the port of indecision
Young and wild with oh so much to learn
Days turn into years as we tried to fool our fears
But to the port of indecision I returned

My gardens are filled with papayas and mangos
My life is a mixture of jingles and jangles
Come Christmas winds and blow all my worries away

Where no bird flies by my window
No ship is tied to my tree
Love is a wave building to a crescendo
Ride if you will, ride it with me

Sing if you will and we'll sing to the sea

-James William Buffett


Just dreaming with Jimmy! :)




21 comments:

Comeca Jones said...

Awwww I love it

High Street Cottage said...

OH what a great song! Michelle, did you know my name's origin or meaning is Palm Tree? Yep, ti's true, I've seen that image before, just gorgeous. Have a wonderful wednesday my dear, and thank you again, xoxo tami

Rachel at The Inspired House.org said...

love those lyrics!!! Ahh isn't it great to run away if only for a moment in your head? :) THANK YOU!

xoxo rachel wright @
www.theinspiredhouse.org

koralee said...

Oh if only my friend. xoxoxo Hugs

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Everyone needs to listen to a little Jimmy Buffett every now and then! Makes me want a cold beer and sand between my toes!

Low Tide High Style said...

Can you tell I'm getting caught up on your blog?! ;) I would love to be under that palm tree and singing that song!

Kat :)

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Sounds like paradise in January! Palm tree... take me away :)

Have a wonderful day tomorrow! I'm off to bed before I get scolded, haha!

~Michelle
xo

Deborah said...

Oooh that looks so inviting sweetie!
I've never heard that song before or Jimmy Buffett...but its nice!
Ahhh to be soaking in the sun, under a palm tree ~sigh~ Yes, thats what dreamings' for!
Wishing you a "sunshiney" day!!!

Big hugs!
Deborah xoxoxoxoxoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest Michelle! I am dreamin' with ya! I love winter, but I think I am just aiming to finish school so I can play in my garden and in my new rooms!!!! LET'S KEEP DREAMING ALIVE!!! Have a splendid day, Anita

Drawn to The Sea said...
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Drawn to The Sea said...

A little JB, a little rum. How nice it would be to warm my bones on that soft white sand.

(sorry about my oops)

Erin@likegrandmas said...

I am wishing I was at the beach, ahhh.

1 Buddha's Mom said...

Did you know he was injured in Australia last night? Fell off stage and has huge gash in head - I haven't heard any updates. Hope he recovers soon, cuz I look forward to seeing him in Raleigh this year:)

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

How nice ! Have a great day.

Val said...

Indeed, That palm sent me to an island ....thank you!! = )))

A Cottage Muse said...

Just what I needed on another snowy day...think I'll go take a peek at my Aruba vacation photos from June!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oooh...now I need a little beachy break! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Debra from Bungalow said...

I need a beachy break too...it's snowing here again! The sun is hiding and I really wish she would beam some rays on me!

Thanks for dropping by my blog and reminiscing with me. :)

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oh, that picture. I feel it calling to me!! I'd love to see a palm tree in real life.

In fact, I'd settle for seeing the sun, all warm and wonderful, in real life! We had grey skies and a bit of rain today. Grrr...

Made me feel all bajigity... (was that it?!)

Sxxx

Brenda Kula said...

And Michelle, the words are sheer magic! Balm for the soul.
Brenda

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh.........how you made my day, sweetie!!! lol! Loved those words! Loved that photo! And thank you for taking us all on your little mini-vacay with you....if only in your mind! lol! ♥

xoxo laurie

Did you find your mojo yet???? :)

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