Thursday, April 3, 2014

Envelope #93--Cheeseburger in Paradise

I know this envelope might seem trivial compared to the previous two but this has been a staple of my life and has provided comfort over the years. Granted, I love a good cheeseburger but the song has positively affected me over many years.

When I was stationed overseas while in the Navy, this song always comforted me when I got homesick and was unable to travel home. When I was able to go on vacation, Key West was always a comfortable place for me and the location would reinforce my love of the song.

So, yes--this song has been comforting and motivating over the years.

Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffet

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 had these wonderful dreams 
Some kind of sensuous treat 
Not zucchini, fettucini or Bulgar wheat 
But a big warm bun and a huge hunk of meat 

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

Heard about the old time sailor men 
They eat the same thing again and again 
Warm beer and bread they said could raise the dead 
Well it reminds me of the menu at a holiday inn 

Times have changed for sailors these days 
When I'm in port I get what I need 
Not just Havanas or bananas or daiquiris 
But that American creation on which I feed 

Cheeseburger in paradise (paradise) 
Medium rare with mustard 'be nice (paradise) 
Heaven on earth with an onion slice (paradise) 
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 draft beer 
Well good god almighty which way do I steer for my 

Cheeseburger in paradise (paradise) 
Makin' the best of every virtue and vice (paradise) 
Worth every damn bit of sacrifice (paradise) 
To get a cheeseburger in paradise 
To be a cheeseburger in paradise 
I'm just a cheeseburger in paradise 

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