Nobody's Fat In Aspen

from Future Fossils

For years, I listened to the
Incomparable John Denver
Singing of stratospheres
And Rocky Mountain Splendor
I never knew the meaning of
Rocky Mountain High (colorado, colorado, colorado)
Til I boarded a plane for Aspen
And took off through the Western sky

Peter was a ski pro
Until me hurt his knees
I could have been a lawyer he said, but I've got this need to be free
I spend my winters here in Aspen, summers in Malibu
I may not be a rich man, but I'm better off than you

'Cause Nobody's Fat in Aspen
Everybody eats brie cheese
Disco dances at Tipplers all night
In the daylight strap on skis
You can see em slippin down Buttermilk Mountain
Drinking at Little Nell's
Nobody's fat in Aspen
Everybodys so damn healthy

Oh, Rheba is a young woman doctor from a city back East
She was running from the memory of an ex husband
Trying to find some peace
My analyist he told me, she says to get away,
So I toss and turn here in my bed
And I ski 6 hours a day.

Nobody's Fat in Aspen
Everybody eats brie cheese
Disco dances at Tipplers all night
in the daylight strap on skis
You can see them sliding down Snowmass Mountain
Drinking at Little Nell's
Nobody's fat in Aspen,
Everybody's so damn healthy

Oh, Paul is a ski instructor
With blond, thinning hair
"My feet freeze everyday on the slopes," he says, "but I don't care"
"'Cause I get to meet a lot of lonely women, lookin' for a good time
they don't mean it when they say they love me
but I don't mind."

Cause Nobody's Fat in Aspen
Everybody eats cream cheese
Disco dances at Tipplers all night
in the daylight strap on skis
You can see them gliding down Ajax Mountain
drinking at Little Nell's
Nobody's fat in Aspen,
Everybody's so damn wealthy

Words and Music by Christine Lavin/Flip-A-Jig
Music ASCAP & Happy Valley Music BMI
Copyright 1986, Palindrome Records, Philo

updated: 8 years ago