Larry Joe Taylor
Third Coast Larry Joe Taylor C F He said, I left California back in '76 Dm Am the music died with Jimi Hendrix C G things got crazy in San Francisco C F But thumbin' cross the country, I thought I would freeze Dm Am So I followed Buffet to the Florida Keys C G Where I nearly got busted, with a load,of snow white cargo 2nd verse C F But I picked up this boat, in a illegal deal Dm Am You could say, I got a hell of a steal C G But I couldn't stay there, so I headed to Islamado C F But as a sea captain, I ain't worth a damn Dm Am Out in the ocean I got all turned around C G Then I limped into Bolliver, with a hole in my hull C F I said if I ain't sinkin', well I must be swimin' Dm Am If I ain't dead, I must be livin' C G Livin' is the thing, that scares me the most C F And if I ain't sleepin', well I better be fishin' Dm Am If I ain't anchored I will be driftin' C F But all and all, I'm doing pretty good, G C since I hit my third coast ** play this lick twice before going into the next verse e-0-0-0-1-- b-1-1-1-1-- g-0-0-0-2-- d-2-0-2-3-- a-3-0------ e---------- 3rd verse Said I'd quit the weed, pokin' holes in my arms I gotta stay straight, weather these storms When they blow in off the gulf, in the fall of the year See Port Bolliver, was a blessing to me It gave me a chance to give it back to the sea I think god every morning when I wake up and I'm still here. 2nd chorus And I ain't sinkin' So I must be swimin' I ain't dead so I must be livin' Livin' is the thing that still scares me the most And if I ain't sleepin' then I'd better be fishin' If I ain't anchored, I will be driftin' but all and all, I' doing pretty good since I hit my third coast 4th verse So you gotta stand up boy, If you wanna make ends meet 'cause the ropes to short when your on your knees you gotta listen for the ring, if you wanna answer the call. 'cause fishin' ain't fishin, fishin' ain't fun livin' ain't livin' less you feel like you've won winning ain't winning if it ain't worth the cost 3rd chorus See if you ain't sinkin' well your swimin' if you ain't dead, your livin' livin' is the thing, better scare you the most And if you ain't sleepin' well ya better be fishin' If you ain't anchored, you will be driftin' All and all, you'll be doing pretty good when you find your third coast when you find your third coast *spoken Yea, see ol'Jack he'd roll out of his bunk about 6:30 in the morning, say, "Larry Joe, I'm gonna teach you how to sail today buddy. You gotta get your sea legs under ya. You gotta roll with them waves. You gotta get right. Lord, you gotta get right."