Death of a poet

(Jimmy Buffett)

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I once knew a poet
Who lived before his time
He and his dog Spooner
Who listened while he rhymed
Words to make ya happy
Words to make you cry
Then one day the poet
Suddenly did die
But he left behind a closet
Filled with verse and rhyme
Through some strange transaction
One was printed in the Times
And everybody searchin
For the king of underground
Well they found him down in Florida
With a tombstone for a crown
And everybody knows the lines
From his book that costs $4 99
And I wonder if he knows
He's doin quite this fine
Cause his books are all bestsellers
His poems were turned to songs
Had his brother on a talkshow
Though they never got along
And now he's called immortal
Yes he's even taught in school
They say he used his talent
A most proficient tool
But he left all of his royalties
To Spooner his old hound
Growin old on steak and bacon
In a dog house ten feet 'round
And everybody wonders
Did he really lose his mind
No, he was just a poet
Who lived before his time
He was just a poet
Who lived before his time