Everybody’s favorite Parrot Head, Jimmy Buffett, looked as if he was taking “a trip around the sun” when he posted a picture of himself from his sailboat. In the photo posted to his Twitter account on Friday, Buffett gave fans a taste of paradise, showing off his boat and the crystal blue waters surrounding the watercraft. As usual, Buffett pair his photo with his favorite lyrics of the day.
“Into the great wide open
Under them skies of blue
Out in the great wide open
A rebel without a clue”
While he usually opts to include the lyrics to his hit songs, this time, Buffett threw fans for a curveball when he posted the lyrics to the late Tom Petty’s song, “Into The Great Wide Open.” The song was the third track on Petty’s 1991 album of the same name. When Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers released the song in September of 1991, it reached No. 4 on the US Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart and No. 23 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart.
Jimmy Buffett Honors Fellow Rock Icon After Tragic Passing
When the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer passed away on Oct 2, 2017, Buffett took the time to pay tribute to Petty. Following his death, Buffett honored the “Wildflowers” singer when he performed in the Bay Area on Thursday night at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. That evening, Buffett performed numerous covers, including Petty’s 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down.” During the encore of the set, he also performed another Petty classic, “Wildflowers.”
For Buffett, it seems like life couldn’t get any better. Besides taking out his sailboat, he also likes to be adventurous when it comes to water sports. Buffett, the glorified “King of Margaritaville,” recently put out a video of him doing some hydrosurfing on what appears to be a lake. Of course, he accompanies his own music to the video with Buffett singing his song “The Slow Lane,” which is off his 2020 album, “Life on the Flip Side.”
“Ridin’ in the slow, slow lane
Ridin’ in the slow, slow lane
Taking time to look around”