This is one of my favorite pieces of secular music, an instrumental bluegrass cover of Jimmy Buffett’s “A Pirate Looks at 40”. The problem is that the narcissist Boomer poster child Jimmy Buffett’s original lyrics are insufferable morally decrepit drivel about smuggling drugs and other pathetic Boomer debauchery. But the melody is absolutely gorgeous. The song needs wholesome new lyrics written for it. I’ve never even attempted poetry, but someday I should take a crack at it. Who knows? I might be a poet… and not even know it!
So, for today, inspired by my packing, I merely rechristen this song, “Bubblewrap Blues”. Enjoy.