Bring Back The Magic

by Jimmy Buffett and Will Jennings

from the album Hot Water


Lyrics

Nothing can tear you apart
If you keep living straight from the heart
Though you know that you’re gonna hurt some
The magic will come
If you keep living straight from the heart
you will know when to stop and to start
Once you see that no one really wins
Then the magic begins

Bring back the magic
Don’t make life so tragic
Bring back the magic
Don’t make life so tragic

Beachcombers ride oh children lost in the tide
Time’s never at their command
Waves melt all castles of sand
Melts all castles of sand

Bring back the magic
Don’t make life so tragic
Bring back the magic
Don’t make life so tragic

Red sky at night such a sailor’s delight
Red sky at dawn oh gypsy song’s comin’ on
Gypsy song comin’ on
Song comin’ on

Nothing can tear you apart
If you keep living straight from the heart
Though you know that you’re gonna hurt some
The magic will come
If you keep living straight from the heart
You will know when to start and to stop
Once you see that no one really wins
Then the magic begins

Bring back the magic
Don’t make life so tragic
Bring back the magic
Don’t make life so tragic

Jimmy’s Note:

Inspired by a Noel Rockmore painting entitled “Ride of the Beachcombers.” I bought the painting and sat with it for a morning in New Orleans and let it and the town talk to me.