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 cam down from Cincinatti
It took her three days on a train
Looking for some peace and quiet
Hoped to see the sun again
But now she lives down by the ocean
She's taking care to look for sharks
They hang out in the local bars
And they feed right after dark

Can't you feel them circling honey?
Can't you feel them swimming around?
You got fins to the left, fins to the right
And you're the only bait in town
Oh-oh-woah, oh-oh-woah
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 hit it south in may
Maybe roll in the sand with a rock 'n roll man
Somewhere down Monserat Way
But the money's good, and the season
Helps to lighten up her load
Boys keep her high as the months go by
She's getting post cards from the road

Can't you feel them closing in hunny?
Can't you feel them schooling around?
You got fins to the left, fins to the right
And you're the only bait in town

Sailed off to Antigua
It took her three days on a boat
Looking for some peace and quiet
Maybe keep her dreams afloat
But now she feels like A remora
With the school still close at hand
Just behind the reef are the big white teath
Of the sharks that can swim on the land

Can't you feel them circling honey?
Can't you feel them swimming 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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