Sometimes Things Take a Little Longer, There an Gulf Coast Time.

Recently I’ve heard the song “Gulf Coast Time” by Roger Creager a lot on Radio Margaritaville. It’s a nice song, and it’s even nicer that iTunes has the lyrics. Or at least it says it has the lyrics. I don’t think they’re quite right. Here’s what iTunes has…

Yeah… I’m not sure what the town in you letter said, or what the road rills are. Teasters of key land are interesting to contemplate, and I definitely recommend talking about the time someone gave you toast. Reggae me down?

Obviously some speech to text algorithm had fun with this one. If you would like to see the actual lyrics, I’ll put them below.

Gulf Coast Time – Roger Creager
 
I like the way the salty warm breeze feels
As I make another cast with this old rod and reel
Sounds like things are going well from the tone of your letter
Am I doing OK? I guess you could say, I’m keeping my head above water.
 
On the deck of this old salt water lady,
Dancing across the waves.
The seaside world slows down to an idle
The sun sets red over Copano Bay
You moved on with your life in California, I’ll move on with mine.
Sometimes things take a little longer, here on Gulf Coast Time.
 
This last year’s getting back to the simple things
Like the taste of this fresh key lime in my drink
Took that watch you gave me, tossed it about a mile off shore
Just another anchor around me, weighing me down, that I don’t need anymore.
 
On the deck of this old salt water lady,
Dancing across the waves.
The seaside world slows down to an idle
The sun sets red over Copano Bay
You moved on with your life in California, I’ll move on with mine.
But sometimes things take a little longer, here on Gulf Coast Time.
 
And I know I’m getting better, with every breath of ocean I breathe in 
And my soul gets stronger, every moment I spend
 
On the deck of this old salt water lady,
Dancing across the waves.
The seaside world slows down to an idle
And the sun sets red over Copano Bay
You moved on with your life in California, I’ll move on with mine.
But sometimes things take a little longer, here on Gulf Coast Time.
Sometimes things take a little longer, here on Gulf Coast Time.

By Roger Creager & Trent Willmon