Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit

by Jimmy Buffett

from the album A White Sport Coat and A Pink Crustacean


Lyrics

Grapefruit
Bathing suit
Chew a little Juicy Fruit
Wash away the night

Drive-in
Guzzle gin
Commit a little mortal sin
It’s good for the soul

And oh, it gets so damn lonely
When you’re on a plane alone
And if I had the money, Honey
I’d strap you in beside me
And never ever leave you
Leave you at home all alone and crying

Ten speed
No need
My pick-up gets me where I please
Chuggin’ down the street

But I’ll be leavin’
In a little while
So close your eyes and I’ll
Be back real soon

And oh, it gets so damn lonely
When you’re on a plane alone
And if I had the money, Honey
I’d strap you in beside me
And never ever leave you
Leave you at home all alone and crying

Grapefruit
Bathing suit
Chew a little Juicy Fruit
It’s Good for your soul

Jimmy’s Note:

The place was the Islander Drive-in Theatre, and the movie was Payday starring Rip Torn. The girl was from St. Petersburg, and she was running away from a bad boyfriend. The popcorn was salty, and the beer was cold.