Love And Luck

by Jimmy Buffett, J. Beroard, and J.C. Naimro

from the album Boats


Lyrics

Better days are in the cards I feel
Feel it in the changin’ wind
I feel it when I fly
So talk to me I’ll listen to your story
I’ve been around enough to know
That there’s more than meets the eye

Everybody needs a little good luck charm
A little gris gris keeps you safe from harm
Rub yours on me, and I’ll rub mine on you
Luckiest couple on the avenue

With a little love and luck
You will get by
With a little love and luck
We’ll take the sky
In this megalo-modern world
You’ve got to try
Try a little love and luck
And you’ll get by

Mysteries don’t ever try to solve them
We’re just players in a game
And no one’s keeping score
So have your fun
Go ahead and tell your story
Find yourself a lover
Who will glue you to the floor

Everybody needs a little good luck charm
A little gris gris keeps you safe from harm
Rub yours on me, and I’ll rub mine on you
Luckiest couple on the avenue

With a little love and luck
You will get by
With a little love and luck
We’ll take the sky
In this megalo-modern world
We’ve got to try
Try a little love and luck
And you’ll get by

Kole sere kole sere
Kole sere kole sere
Kole sere kole sere
Kole sere kole sere

With a little love and luck
You will get by
With a little love and luck
We’ll take the sky
In this megalo-modern world
You’ve got to try
Try a little love and luck
And you’ll get by

Kole sere, kole sere
Kole sere, kole sere
Kole sere, kole sere
Kole sere, kole sere

With a little love and luck
You will get by
With a little love and luck
We’ll take the sky
Love and luck
We will get by

Jimmy’s Note:

“Zouk” is a popular form of music from the French Antilles, the kind that makes you dance without knowing what the singer is saying. Since the songs are in patois French, this helps. I once received a request for permission to write new lyrics to the melody of Margaritaville by a very famous European singer and thought it was great and was interested to hear their interpretation. Well this is the melody to a song called “kole Sere,” written by my friend Joecely Beroard, the lead singer for a great Zouk band named Kaasav. The lyrics are mine and I hope that they like the way I interpret their music. This was the first song ever recorded at Shrimp Boat Sound in Key West and Steve Winwood is the guest organist. I thank him for taking time out from his fishing trip.