Jimmy BuffettThe Wino And I Know

By: Jimmy Buffett 
1974 
The ice cream man he's a hillbilly fan 
Got seventy-eights by Hank Snow 
Walks down the street, shufflin' his feet 
To a rhythm that only he knows 

And I've seen him in so many places 
I saw him the night I was born 
In a Bourbon Street bar, I received my first scar 
From an old man so tattered and torn 

Chorus: 
And the wino and I know the pain of street singin' 
Like a door-to-door salesman knows the pains of bell ringin' 
Strange situation, wild occupation 
Livin' my life like a song 

Coffee is strong at the Cafe Du Monde 
Donuts are too hot to touch 
Just like a fool, when those sweet goodies cool 
I eat 'til I eat way too much 

'Cause I'm livin' on things that excite me 
Be they pastry or lobster or love 
I'm just tryin' to get by bein' quiet and shy 
In a world full of pushin' and shove 

Chorus: 
And the wino and I know the pain of back bustin' 
Like the farmer knows the pain of his pickup truck rustin' 
Strange situation, wild occupation 
Livin' my life like a song 

Sweet senorita won't you please come with me 
Back to the island honey, back to the sea 
Back to the only place that I want to be 

Chorus: 
And the wino and I know the joy of the ocean 
Like a boy knows the joy of his milkshake in motion 
Strange situation, wild occupation 
Livin' my life like a song 
Yes it's a strange situation, a wild occupation 
Livin' my life like a song