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This is another lively song from the vibrant Fruitcakes CD of 1994.
"Everybody's Got a Cousin in Miami" is Buffett's anthem to the fact that everyone in Miami and actually the whole country has come from somewhere else. As he says, it's hard to remember that Miami was once a trading post "home to the Seminole, pirate and pioneer"
The two stories that he relates are in the beginning of the song: one about people coming from Cuba, 90 miles away, customs allowed them to land as their kinfolk were here. The other is about a drummer from a third world country, not named, and his mom sends him to his relations in Miami where he sees his name on a "cardboard sign" and he begins to live the dream.
Of course, with the exception of the Seminole and other tribes, Jimmy reminds us that we are all from somewhere else and always about his connections to the "temperate zone", the love for parties and of course, "everybody's got a cousin in Miami"!