Dear Matt Hoggatt – Lyrics

“Dear Matt Hoggatt”

by Jimmy Buffett

Hey Matt Hoggatt, you got my attention
With your winning songwriter’s tune
You’re all over Facebook, Google and Twitter
And you just might be more famous soon
So, I figured I needed to get you this message
Fame may not last that long
I did it the way we both know is best, I put it down in a song

Matt, back when I started it was no big secret
I was digging through oysters for pearls
It wasn’t the fame, it wasn’t the fortune
It was simply about meeting pretty girls
Luck and hard work and a little bit of talent
I would say those were the keys
And never stop dreaming
And never stop scheming
And I hope you are as lucky as me

Yeah, I got those planes and a restaurant chain
And I lived through a live stage-dive, too
Hey Dear Matt Hoggatt, I did hear you calling
And your message it really got through

Yeah, I’ve got those planes and restaurant chains
I want to buy you a Landshark or two
Dear Matt Hoggatt, I did you hear your cool song
And buddy that is how you got here
So, let’s talk about that record deal, this year

Video of Jimmy Buffett playing it:

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2 Responses to Dear Matt Hoggatt – Lyrics

  1. You know him as the man who wrote “Dear Jimmy Buffett” … but Matt Hoggatt is a seriously talented singer/songwriter as well with a knack for meaningful lyrics. Here he is with Jimmy Buffett during a backstage internet video event that raised money for local Detroit children’s charities. Matt sings one of his original songs.

  2. Click here to read lyrics to Matt’s song, and check out this Q&A where he discusses the writing of “Dear Jimmy Buffett.” Below are lyrics to Buffett’s song.

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