It’s Midnight And I’m Not Famous Yet

by Jimmy Buffett and Steve Goodman

from the album Somewhere Over China


Lyrics

Catch the elevator from the penthouse suite
And take it down to the casino
The God almighty sound of money movin’ round
Can be heard all the way to Reno

Well it’s midnight and I’m not famous yet
Tryin’ to win it all with one more bet
Nothin’ can stop my thirty-two hop
Or my ten dollar yo-yo-yo
It’s midnight and I’m just gettin’ ready to go

Lester Polyester signs another marker
Like the high rollers do
Seven come eleven
His brand new baby needs Gucci shoes

Well it’s midnight and she’s not famous yet
Tryin’ to break the bank with one more bet
Nothin’ can stop my thirty-two hop
Or my ten dollar yo-yo-yo
It’s midnight and Lester’s gettin’ ready to roll

Instrumental

They’re pagin’ someone we know
Lester hits a Keno
he’s not leavin’ yet
Vacuum cleaners hummin’ lounge act still is strummin’
It’s their twenty fourth set

Well it’s midnight and they’re not famous yet
Tryin’ to win it all with one more bet
Nothin’ can stop my thirty-two hop
Or my ten dollar yo-yo-yo
It’s midnight got nowhere to go

Jimmy’s Note:

For Barry Hannah