28 June 2007

Now it's really summer

94.7 just played one of my favorite Jimmy Buffett songs! (And, of course, being the shallow thing that I am, my other favorite is the Jeopardy-answer "Fins." Of course, I also really do love "Why don't we get drunk and screw" but that's not all that deep or obscure, is it?)

And if you ditch the big warm bun and the cold draft beer, I can totally sign off on a burger Jimmy's way.

Cheeseburger in Paradise

Tried to amend my carnivorous habits.
Made it nearly seventy days,
Losin' weight without speed, eatin' sunflower seeds,
Drinkin' lots of carrot juice and soakin' up rays.

But at night I'd have these wonderful dreams
Some kind of sensuous treat.
Not zucchini, fettuccini, or bulgur wheat,
But a big warm bun and a huge hunk of meat.

Cheeseburger is paradise.
Heaven on earth with an onion slice.
Not too particular, not too precise.
I'm just a cheeseburger in paradise.

I like mine with lettuce and tomato,
Heinz Fifty-seven and French fried potatoes.
Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer.
Well, good God Almighty, which way do I steer
For my cheeseburger in paradise.

Heard about the old time sailor men,
They eat the same thing again and again;
Warm beer and bread they say could raise the dead.
Well, it reminds me of the menu at a Holiday Inn.

But times have changed for sailors these days.
When I'm in port I get what I need;
Not just Havanas or banana or daiquiris,
But that American creation on which I feed!

Cheeseburger is paradise
medium rare with mustard'd be nice
Not too particular, not too precise
I'm just a cheeseburger in paradise.

I like mine with lettuce and tomato
Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes
Big kosher pickle and a cold draught beer
Well, good god Almighty which way do I steer

For a cheeseburger in paradise
Makin' the best of every virtue and vice.
Worth every damn bit of sacrifice
To get a cheeseburger in paradise;
To be a cheeseburger in paradise.
I'm just a cheeseburger in paradise.


tommyspoon said...

I'm not sure how your soul can handle the alarming juxtaposition of Jimmy Buffet and the Rolling Stones in your musical pantheon. I'll be looking at you a bit differently from now on...

Leta said...

Don't forget the Partridge Family.

Hjalti said...

I've always liked that song, but it a and Ol' Jim took a hit when they screwed over the little guy restaurant up here in Fredrock which now has the bizarre name of Beef, Buns and Paradise. Pity that.

tommyspoon said...

"Don't forget the Partridge Family."

But I'd rather forget them, if it's all the same to you.