Jimmy BuffettWhen The Coast Is Clear

By: jimmy buffett, mac mcanally

For emery clark, who paints it better than I can say it

Theyre closin down the hangout

The air is turnin cool

Theyre shuttin off the superslide

The kids are back in school

The tourist traps are empty

Vacancy abounds

Almost like it used to be

Before the circus came to town

Chorus:

Thats when it always happens

The same time every year

I come down to talk to me

When the coast is clear

Hello mister other me

Its been a long long time

We hardly get to have these chats

That in itselfs a crime

So tell me all your troubles

Ill surely tell you mine

Well laugh and smoke and cuss and joke and

Have a glass of wine

Chorus:

Thats where it always happens

The same place every year

I come down to talk to me

When the coast is clear

(instrumental)

(its the only place he knows)

Where it always happens

The same place every year

I still come down to talk to me

When the coast is clear