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The downside to Jimmy Buffett's musical lifestyle is the time he has to spend away from his family. He wrote this song for his wife, who he was missing while on tour. When he sings the first line, "Headed out to San Francisco for the Labor Day weekend show," he's talking about a specific concert in 1973.
The single version of the song replaces the third line, "I've got my Hush Puppies on," with "I've got my hiking shoes on." Some broadcast outlets, including the BBC, would not play songs with brand names in the lyrics, something that forced an edit on the Kinks song "Lola
One of Buffett's more popular songs, this is one of "The Big 8" that he has played at almost all of his concerts. (thanks, Michael - San Diego, CA, for all above)
A bit of irony in this song is that Buffett is looking forward to Monday so he can be with the one he loves, but for most of his audience, Monday is the dreaded day when the weekend ends and they have to go back to work.
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Julie was a secretary at HBO when she thawed out her childhood piano (literally) and wrote the hit that changed her life.
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