Cheeseburger In Paradise

Jimmy Buffett

Tried to amend my carnivorous habits. Made it nearly seventy days
Losin’ weight without speed, eatin’ sun flower 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, fettucini or bulgar wheat but a big warm bun and a huge hunk of meat

   Cheeseburger in paradise. Heaven on Earth with an onion slice
   Not too particular, not too precise, 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

But times change, 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. Medium rare with mustard be nice
   Heaven on Earth with an onion slice, 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 Makin’ the best of every virtue and vice
   Worth every damn bit of sacrifice to get a, Cheeseburger in paradise, I need a
   Cheeseburger in paradise, I’m just a
   Cheeseburger in paradise