The Asshole Song by Jimmy Buffett (lyrics)


The Asshole Song by Jimmy Buffett (lyrics): I don't like country music, but this one is special.Well I was drivin' down I-95 the other night.
Somebody nearly cut me right off the road.
I decided it wasn't gonna do any good to get mad.
So I wrote a song about him instead.
It goes like this...

Were you born an asshole?
Or did you work at it your whole life?
Either way it worked out fine
'cause you're an asshole tonight.

Yes you're an A S S H O L E...
And don't you try to blame it on me.
You deserve all the credit.
You're an asshole tonight.

You were an asshole yesterday.
You're an asshole tonight.
And I've got a feelin'
you'll be an asshole the rest of your life.

And I was talkin' to your mother
just the other night.
I told her I thought you were an asshole.
She said, "Yes. I think you're right."

And all your friends are assholes
'cause you've known them your whole life.
And somebody told me
you've got an asshole for a wife.

Were you born an asshole?
Or did you work at it your whole life?
Either way it worked out fine
'cause you're an aaaass...hole tonight.

I don't like country music, but this one is special.

1. Jimmy Buffett isn't "country", he's "tropical alcoholic", a title he shares with a few others like... Sammy Hagar. Country folk don't go to the beach (something about having to pry their blue jeans off : )
2. I do believe Denis Leary is now more famous for the "Asshole Song" than Buffett. Of course, he's from the U.S. AND from New York (which some might say is the birthplace of the original asshole).
3. Is it called "The Arsehole Song" in the U.K.?

Just having some fun ~ ;^)

Two distictly different songs - Buffet's is indeed a Country song, in spite of his so-called "Tropical Alchoholic" reputation!

FYI Denis Leary is NOT from New York State, where I currently live! And, I have always heard the "Original Assholes" are either British or Texan...of course this is supported by my American Indian Ancestors (Abenaki) who sided with the French in the "French and Indian War" in the US & Canada, (known as the "Seven Years' War", to the British...LOL!

In regards to Denis Leary:

Denis Leary was born in Worcester, Massachusetts to Irish Catholic immigrants John Leary (an auto mechanic who died in 1985) and Nora (a maid); Leary holds both Irish and American citizenship. He graduated from Saint Peter-Marian High School in Worcester. Leary is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston. He attended said college along with Mario Cantone and Gina Gershon. At the school he founded the Emerson Comedy Workshop, a troupe that continues to thrive on-campus to this day. After graduating with the Emerson Class of 1979, he took up a job with the school teaching comedy writing classes and maintained the job for five years. Leary was honored with an honorary doctorate and spoke briefly at his alma mater's undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 16, 2005.

During a December 2005 appearance at Emerson's Cutler Majestic Theatre he claimed that Emerson College "saved his life" by giving him direction and that throughout his career he's "never forgotten" the lessons he learned there. He also claimed that he was the reason Emerson students were no longer allowed on the roofs of the buildings at Emerson, due to an incident following Game 6 of the 1975 World Series where he and some classmates allegedly poured a large bucket of ice water down onto a Cincinnati Reds fan on the sidewalk below.

Leary has been married to writer Ann Lembeck since 1982. They met when he was her instructor for an English class at Emerson College. They have two children, son John Joseph "Jack" (born 1990) and daughter Devin (born 1992). Lembeck published a novel, "An Innocent, a Broad", about the premature birth of their son on an overseas visit to England.