Jimmy Buffett It’s Five O’clock Somewhere Lyrics

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The Story Behind “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere”

Jimmy Buffett’s hit song “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere” was released in 2003 and quickly became a fan favorite. The song was written by Jim “Moose” Brown and Don Rollins, and it tells the story of a hardworking person who just wants to relax and have a good time. The lyrics resonate with anyone who has ever felt the need to let loose after a long day of work or school.

It's Five O'clock Somewhere

The Lyrics

Verse 1:

The sun is hot and that old clock is movin’ slow,

And so am I work day passes like molasses in wintertime,

But it’s July, I’m gettin’ paid by the hour and older by the minute,

My boss just pushed me over the limit.


I’d like to call him somethin’ but think I’ll just call it a day,

Pour me somethin’ tall and strong, make it a “Hurricane” before I go insane,

It’s only half past twelve but I don’t care,

It’s five o’clock somewhere.

Verse 2:

This lunch break is gonna take more than an hour,

Like a blue-collar worker, I’m gonna take it slow,

I could use a Mojito or a cold beer,

A margarita or a Long Island iced tea.


Time flies when you’re havin’ rum, I’m havin’ fun,

It’s five o’clock somewhere.


I’ll just close my eyes and imagine I’m on an island,

Where the palm trees sway, that’s where I’m gonna stay,

I can hear the ocean waves, they’re callin’ out my name,

It’s five o’clock somewhere.


Oh, this lunch break is gonna take forever,

Nothin’ gonna happen but it’s five o’clock somewhere.

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“It’s Five O’clock Somewhere” by Jimmy Buffett captures the essence of taking a break and enjoying life. The lyrics are relatable and the melody is catchy, making it a timeless classic. Whether you’re at work, at home, or on vacation, this song is a reminder to kick back, relax, and have a good time.

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