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Something for the end of summer – Happy Labor Day reading

One of my favorite Jimmy Buffett songs takes me straight to the coast of South Carolina on Labor Day weekend.  We are fortunate to live a little over two hours from the coast and our family’s beach house at Isle of Palms.  

This song has always taken me right to the point of packing up the car and driving back home for another year of fall and winter… that last look at the warm sand of the beach, the last rush of the waves crashing on the sand, the last smell of coconut oil wafting on the breeze…  have a huge Labor Day wherever you are!

When the Coast is Clear
Jimmy Buffett
From the album: Floridays

They’re closin’ down the hangout
The air is turnin’ cool
They’er shuttin’ off the superslide”
The kids are back in school 

The tourist traps are empty
Vacancy abounds
Almost like it used to be
Before the circus came to town

That’s when it always happens
Same time every year
I come down to talk to me
When the coast is clear

Hello mister other me
It’s been a long time
We hardly get to have these chats
That in itself’s a crime

So tell me all your troubles
I’ll surely tell you mine
We’ll laugh and smoke and cuss and joke
And have a glass of wine

That’s where it always happens
Same place every year
I come down and talk to me
When the coast is clear

It’s the only place he knows
Where it always happens
Same place every year
I come down and talk to me
When the coast is clear

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