1st Place | “Dear Jimmy Buffett”

1st Place
“Dear Jimmy Buffett”
Matt Hoggatt
Gautier, Mississippi
www.americansongspace.com/matthoggatt

Dear Jimmy Buffet, I wrote you this song
And I hope that you like how it goes
For twenty years now, I’ve studied your music
And there ain’t a single song I don’t know

I grew up like you in the Mississippi sand
And followed your every move
No sir I’m not a stalker, just a songwriter,
Trying to make it like you

Now you got your planes, your restaurant chains,
Tequila and Landshark beer
Dear Jimmy Buffett, if you’re hearing this song,
I could sure use a record deal this year

You told us all, that rum in the blender
Is how every Monday should start
And every room in my house had a copy of
“Songs You Know By Heart”

I’m not a sailor, but I feel like one now,
‘Cause you put my heart in the sea
But you must have learned something I never did,
that made you more money than me

Now you got your planes, your restaurant chains,
Tequila and Landshark beer
Dear Jimmy Buffett, if you’re hearing this song,
I could sure use a record deal this year
Yeah, you’ve got your planes, your restaurant chains,
And Margaritaville underwear
Dear Jimmy Buffet, if you’re hearing this song,
I could sure use a record deal this year

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