Jimmy BuffettMa?ana

Manana

By: jimmy buffett

1978

She said I cant go back to america soon

So goddamn cold its gonna snow until june

Yeah, theyre freezin up in buffalo stuck in their cars

And Im lyin here neath the sun and the stars

Customs man tells her that shes gotta leave

Shes got a plan hidden up her shrewd sleeve

Wants to find her a captain, a man of strong mind

And any direction he blows will be fine

Chorus:

Please dont say manana if you dont mean it

I have heard those words for so very long

Dont try to describe the ocean if youve never seen it

Dont ever forget that you just may wind up being wrong

Tried and I tried but I dont understand

Never seemed to work out the way I had it planned

Hangin out at a marina when steve martin called

Singin anybody there really want to get small

But women and water are in short supply

Theres not enough dope for us all to get high

I hear it gets better, thats what they say

As soon as we sail on to cane garden bay

Chorus:

Please dont say manana if you dont mean it

I have heard your lines for so very long

Dont try to describe the scenery if youve never seen it

Dont ever forget that you just may wind up in my song

-- spoken: "alright lets reggae reefers!"

Called all my friends on those cheap nightly rates

Sure was good to talk to the old united states

While the lights of st. thomas lie twenty miles west

I see general electrics still doing their best

I got to head this boat south pretty soon

New albums old and Im fresh out of tunes

But I know that Ill get em, I know that theyll come

Through the people and places and caldwoods rum

Chorus:

So please dont say manana if you dont mean it (dont mean it)

I have done your lines for so very long

Dont try to describe a kiss concert if youve never seen it

Dont ever forget that you just may wind up being gonged

Coda:

And I hope anita bryant never ever does one of my songs

No no no