Lyrics of Fins

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Fins by Jimmy Buffett is part of the album "Volcano (Jimmy Buffett album)" and comes under the genre Pop,General , Pop,Live Recordings , Pop,Pop Rock , Rock,General , Rock,Live Albums. It was released on 06 Nov 2007 under the label of Mailboat Records.

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Lyrics of Fins

She came down from Cincinnati,
It took her three days on the train.
Lookin' for some peace and quiet,
Hoped to see the sun again.

But now she lives down by the ocean --
She's takin' care to look for sharks.
They hang out in the local bars, Fins

She came down from Cincinnati,
It took her three days on the train.
Lookin' for some peace and quiet,
Hoped to see the sun again.

But now she lives down by the ocean
She's takin' care to look for sharks.
They hang out in the local bars,
And they feed right after dark.

Can't you feel 'em circlin', honey?
Can't you feel 'em swimmin' around?
You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
And you're the only bait in town.
Oh oh
Oh oh
You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
And you're the only girl in town.

She's saving up all of her money,
Wants to head it south in May,
Maybe roll in the sand with a rock 'n' roll man,
Somewhere down Montserrat way.

But the money's good in the season,
Helps to lighten up her load.
Boys keep her high as the months go by,
She's getting postcards from the road.

Can't you feel 'em closin' in, honey?
Can't you feel 'em schoolin' around /
You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
And you're the only girl in town.

Sailed off to Antigua,
It took her three days on a boat --
Lookin' for some peace and quiet,
Maybe keep her dreams afloat.

But now she feels like a remora
'Cause the school's still close at hand --
Just behind the reef are the big white teeth,
Of the sharks that can swim on the land.

Can't you feel 'em circlin', honey?
Can't you feel 'em schoolin' around?
You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
And you're the only bait in town.
You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
And you're the only girl in town.

And they feed right after dark.

Can't you feel 'em circlin', honey?
Can't you feel 'em swimmin' around?
You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
And you're the only bait in town.
Oh oh
Oh oh
You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
And you're the only girl in town.

She's saving up all of her money,
Wants to head it south in May,
Maybe roll in the sand with a rock 'n' roll man,
Somewhere down Montserrat way.

But the money's good in the season,
Helps to lighten up her load.
Boys keep her high as the months go by,
She's getting postcards from the road.

Can't you feel 'em closin' in, honey?
Can't you feel 'em schoolin' around /
You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
And you're the only girl in town.

Sailed off to Antigua,
It took her three days on a boat --
Lookin' for some peace and quiet,
Maybe keep her dreams afloat.

But now she feels like a remora
'Cause the school's still close at hand --
Just behind the reef are the big white teeth,
Of the sharks that can swim on the land.

Can't you feel 'em circlin', honey?
Can't you feel 'em schoolin' around?
You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
And you're the only bait in town.
You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
And you're the only girl in town.


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'Fins' is a song performed by American popular music singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett. It was written by Buffett, Coral Reefer Band members Deborah McColl and Barry Chance, and author Tom Corcoran. It was released as a single (b/w 'Dreamsicle') on MCA 41109 in July 1979.

It was first released on his 1979 album 'Volcano'. It reached #35 on the 'Billboard' Hot 100 and #42 on the Easy Listening chart.

The title refers to the fins of metaphorical sharks, i.e. 'land sharks,' men who attempt to pick up the woman who is the subject of the song. She is said to feel like a remora due to the proximity of the predators.

'Fins' is one of Buffett's more popular songs with fans, and is part of 'The Big 8' that he has played at almost all of his concerts. Recorded live versions of the song appear on 'Feeding Frenzy', 'Buffett Live: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays', and the video 'Live by the Bay'. Buffett usually begins the song with a few bars of the 'Main Title' theme from the movie 'Jaws'. Concertgoers typically respond to the chorus line of 'fins to the left, fins to the right' by extending their arms above their heads in a fin shape and moving them from left to right. Fin and shark themes have become a prominent part of parrothead (Buffett fan) clothing and gear and feature in several of Buffett's commercial ventures such as Land Shark Lager beer.

In 2009, Buffett wrote new lyrics to the song for the Miami Dolphins football team. It is played during home games at Land Shark Stadium.


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