Florida Cracker by Tiffany Hulse
Just a Florida cracker, fishing for snapper
In the Gulf of Mexico.
He barely gets paid, and never gets laid
Thatâs just the way it goes.
He leaves everyday, weather sunny or gray,
Sets his lines and smokes some weed.
The fishing is great, but he donât hesitate,
To keep only what he needs.
Now this long slim man, who fishes by hand,
Refuses to use a fish net.
He gets back to the dock, it says five on the clock,
Yeah, he always gets back by sunset.
Three days on the fight, his lineâs real tight,
Heâll bring in this fish you can bet.
Fishingâs his life, he ainât go no wife.
No, he has no regrets.