pencil thin mustache lyrics – jimmy buffett

now they make new movies in old black and white
with happy endings, where n*body fights
so if you find yourself in that nostalgic rage
honey, jump right up and show your age

chorus:
i wish i had a pencil thin moustache
the boston blackie kind
a two toned ricky ricardo jacket
and an autographed picture of andy devine

i remember bein’ buck-toothed and skinny
writin’ fan letters to sky’s niece penny
oh i wish i had a pencil thin moustache
then i could solve some mysteries too

then it’s bandstand, disneyland, growin’ up fast
drinkin’ on a fake i.d.
yeah, and rama of the jungle was everyone’s bawana
but only jazz musicians were smokin’ marijuana
yeah, i wish i had a pencil thin moustache
then i could solve some mysteries too

then it’s flat top, dirty bob, coppin’ a feel
grubbin’ on the livin’ room floor (so sore)
yeah, they send you off to college, try to gain a little knowledge,
but all you want to do is learn how to score

yeah, but now i’m gettin’ old, don’t wear underwear
i don’t go to church and i don’t cut my hair
but i can go to movies and see it all there
just the way that it used to be

chorus:
that’s why i wish i had a pencil thin moustache
the boston blackie kind
a two-toned ricky ricardo jacket
and an autographed picture of andy devine

oh, i could be anyone i wanted to be
maybe suave errol flynn or the sheik of araby
if i only had a pencil thin moustache
then i could do some cruisin’ too

coda:
yeah, bryl-cream, a little dab’ll do yah
oh, i could do some cruisin’ too

/ jimmy buffett lyrics