Beach House On The Moon

by Jimmy Buffett

from the album Beach House on the Moon


Lyrics

Cameron’s getting logical
A Vulcan in disguise
The mysteries of the night are
Putting sparkles in his eyes
He’s looking for sound reasoning
But the best that I can do
Is this transcendental story
That I’ll pass along to you

Past the falls they call Victoria
Down the river named the Nile
Drifts a tiny little handmade boat
It’s shaped just like a smile
And steered by a magician
With the knowledge that he needs
To keep him on his destined course
Past the crocodiles and reeds

He’s the Admiral of the ocean
The Lone Eagle in the sky
He gave me my first sextant
And he taught me how to fly

It’s been quite a lengthy passage
From the dawn of time till now
He has weathered the infernal storms
In his trusty petite dow
He has soared about colossal waves
Sailed the endless sea
Sometimes he resembles you
Sometimes he looks like me

I saw him through my telescope
On a cloudless night in June
As he rested between voyages
At his beach house on the moon

There are windows to the galaxies
And hallways to the past
There are trapdoors to the future
And a splintered ancient mast
There are relics from Apollo trips
When the earthmen came to play
And a hammock from a distant star
Out in the Milky Way

He’s the Admiral of the ocean
The Lone Eagle in the sky
He game me my first sextant
And he taught me how to fly

I saw him through my telescope
On a cloudless night in June
As he rested between voyages
At his beach house on the moon

A stripped bass breaks the surface
As the sunset fades away
And our journey from the Sea of Storms
Takes us home beside the bay
We go fishing in the ocean
We go traveling back in time
Like the song says ‘teach your children’
To go fishing with their minds

Cameron’s contemplating
I’m not sure just what he thinks
“Is my dad some kind of lunatic
With his stories and high hi-jinks”
Then he says when I get old and gray
And feel like I’m marooned
He will take me in his rocket ship
To that beach house on the moon