Cheeseburger in Paradise Song Lyrics

Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett Son of a Son of a Sailor cover art
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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 zuchinni, fettucini or bulghar wheat
But a big warm bun and a huge hunk of meat

Chorus:
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

Chorus:
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

Chorus:
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

Coda:
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

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Son of a Son of a Sailor
  • 2 Fool Button
  • 3 The Last Line
  • 4 Livingston Saturday Night
  • 5 Cheeseburger in Paradise
  • 6 Coast of Marseilles
  • 7 Cowboy in the Jungle
  • 8 MaƱana
  • 9 African Friend


  • credits


    album: Track 5 in album Son of a Son of a Sailor
    release date: 1978-3
    popularity : 83 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Reggae Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Rock/Soft Rock
    length: 2:52
    producer: Norbert Putnam
    composer: Jimmy Buffett
    lyricist: Jimmy Buffett

    Album Information

    label: ABC Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin