Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes - Jimmy Buffett
Song Lyrics / Chart History / Artist Information

  • Written & originally performed by Jimmy Buffett (born James William Buffett 12/25/46 (Christmas Day) in Pascagoula Mississippi)
  • Buffett's backup band is called the Coral Reefer Band
  • After graduating from college Buffett worked for Billboard Magazine in Nashville Tennessee.
  • While working for Billboard he broke the story of the breakup of the popular bluegrass team of Flatt & Scruggs
  • Performing only about 20-30 times a year (usually on Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays), Buffett concert tickets typically sell out in minutes.  He remains one of the top box office draws of any touring artist.
  • Buffett now calls Key West Florida his home, and his laid back style of music has been dubbed "Gulf and Western"
  • The song Changes in Latitudes Changes in Attitudes was originally released in 1977 on the album of the same name
  • The single went to #37 on the Billboard Top 40 chart
  • It was also # 24 on the country singles chart and #11 on the Adult Contemporary chart
  • It was the third Top 40 hit for Buffett in his career
  • The song is considered one of the "Big 8" songs that are performed at every Buffett concert
  • The album Changes in Latitudes Changes in Attitudes reached #2 on the Billboard 200 album chart and #2 on the Country album chart

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Song Lyrics - Changes in Latitudes Changes in Attitudes

I took off for a weekend last month
Just to try and recall the whole year
All of the faces and all of the places,
Wonderin' where they all disappeared.

I didn't ponder the question too long;
I was hungry and went out for a bite
Ran into a chum with a bottle of rum,
And we wound up drinkin' all night.

It's those changes in latitudes,
Changes in attitudes
Nothing remains quite the same
With all of our running and
All of our cunning,
If we couldn't laugh,
We would all go insane.

Reading departure signs in some big airport
Reminds me of the places I've been.
Visions of good times
That brought so much pleasure
Makes me want to go back again.

If it suddenly ended tomorrow,
I could somehow adjust to the fall,
Good times and riches and
Son of a bitches,
I've seen more than I can recall...

It's those changes in latitudes,
Changes in attitudes
Nothing remains quite the same
With all of our running and
All of our cunning,
If we couldn't laugh,
We would all go insane.

I think about Paris
When I'm high on red wine;
I wish I could jump on a plane.
And so many nights
I just dream of the ocean.
God, I wish I was sailin' again.

Oh, yesterdays are over my shoulder,
So I can't look back for too long.
There's just too much to see
Waiting in front of me,
And I know that I just can't go wrong

With these changes in latitudes,
Changes in attitudes
Nothing remains quite the same
With all of our running and
All of our cunning,
If I couldn't laugh
I would just go insane

If we couldn't laugh
e would all go insane.

If we weren't all crazy
We would go insane!!  

Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In a few cases we may take some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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