I Heard I Was In Town

by Jimmy Buffett and Michael Utley

from the album Somewhere Over China


Lyrics

Came to see friends
Walk old streets again
Grab a bite and beer by the sea
It caught my attention
The old town has grown
That’s why I came alone

But I’ve been treated well
I raised all kinds of hell
When a full tank was only a fin
Ain’t it quite funny how things turn around
I heard I was in town

I was a madman in a pickup truck
So many years ago
Changes have come like the storms of the season
But time here still moves slow

Passed the old joints
My favorite haunts
Where we’d stay for twelve or ten
Ain’t it quite funny word gets around
I heard I was in town

I was a madman in a pickup truck
So many years ago
Changes have come like the storms of the season
But time here still moves slow

Came to see friends
Walk old streets again
Maybe strike up a tune with the moon
Don’t it seem funny
Word gets around
I heard I was in town

Jimmy’s Note:

I’m amused by the rumors that crop up out of nowhere about me and what I’ve done. I have been spotted at parties by drug agents when I was actually two thousand miles away. I have bought ocean liners. I have been seen on stage in countries where I have never set foot, and have played golf on courses that I have never seen. Word just seems to get around.

For the people of Key West, past, present and future.