Jimmy Buffett Stopped at French Airport with Ecstasy (Allegedly); Threatens to Re-Record His Cover of Bruce Cockburn’s “Wondering Where the Lions Are” With Topical Verses

"Sun's up, uh huh, looked okay

Gotta take a plane to St. Tropez

Thank lord I've got my pills with me

Need some ecstasy to take a hold on me.

Shrinking penis makes me laugh

Have to take a soak in the bath

Convinced I'm seeing blood in my pee

Some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me.

Dream of a bevy of bronzed beach girls

Topless on my sailboat as the waves curl

'Why don't we get drunk and screw?'

Is an ecstasy poem from me to you.

The airport garbage smells so sweet

Gitanes and croissants underneath my feet

My eyes keep darting from A to B

A lot of ecstasy has a hold on me.

And I'm wondering where the lions are...

I'm wondering where the lions are...

Baby-faced gendarmes doing double takes

Just want to kiss them by a moonlit lake

They laugh and point their fingers at me

This ecstasy now is lovin' up me.

Young men count pills... I'm so dumb

Should have stashed it up my bum

Twenty, sixty, a hundred (it better be!)

Lots of E should've been inside of me.

A $380 fine is all I pay

"Prescription drugs!" my spokesmen say

Sell one of my Hawaiian shirts on eBay

To deal with ecstasy's hold on me

When the sun came up, uh huh, it looked okay

Now Tiny Mix Tapes will have a field day

Have to say goodbye to MDMA

Cheeseburgers and margaritas...

(pause for climactic effect)

...return your hold on me!"

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