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I went down to Captain Tony's
To get out of the heat
I heard a voice call out to me
"Son come have a seat"
I had to search my memory
As I looked into those eyes
Our lives changed like the weather
But a legend never dies

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He said I ate the last mango in Paris
I took the last plane out of Saigon
Took the first fast boat to China
And Jimmy there's still so much to be done
I had a third world girl in Buzios
With a pistol in each hand
She always kept me covered
As we moved from land to land
I had a damn good run on Wall Street
With my high fashion model wife
I woke up dry beneath the African sky
Just me and my Swiss Army knife

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We shot the breeze for hours
As the sun fell from the sky
And like the sun he disappeared
Before my very eyes
It was somewhere past dark-thirty
As I went back to the head
I read upon the dingy walls
The words the old man said:

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    UnregisteredJul 7, 2012 at 6:26 pm
    If you don't understand the song the first time you hear it, it is hard to ever understand. It's about a deep rooted sense of adventure inside us. Basically some might say i have done it all but from my perspective "there is so much left to be done". Never stopping, never giving up, never being ready to say enough. That is what makes jimmy special, he understands.

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