Who Sang Jamaica Mistaica? Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett Banana Wind cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jim Mayer, Jimmy Buffett, Peter Hagen Mayer, Roger Guth, Russ Kunkel
release date: 1996-6-4
genres: Rock Latin Folk, World, & Country
styles: Cubano/Soft Rock/Folk Rock/Acoustic/Country Rock/Charanga
length: 5:55
writer: Jim Mayer, Jimmy Buffett, Peter Guth, Peter Mayer, Russ Kunkel
Some folks say that I've got the perfect life
Three swell kids, lots of toys and a lovely wife
I fly, I sail, I throw caution to the wind
Drift like a stratus cloud above the Caribbean

But every now and then, the dragons come to call
Just when you least expect it you'll be dodgin' cannonballs
I've seen too much not to stay in touch
With a world full of love and luck
I've got a big suspicion 'bout ammunition
I never forget to duck

Come back, come back back to Jamaica
Don't chu know we made a big mistaica
We'd be so sad if you told us good-bye
And we promise not to shoot you out of the sky

It was a beautiful day, the kind you want to toast
We were tree top flyin' movin' west along the coast
Then we landed in the water, just about my favorite thrill
When some ******* started firing as we taxied to Negril

Just about to lose my temper as I endeavored to explain
We had only come for chicken we were not a ganja plane
Well, you should have seen their faces when they finally realized
We were not some coked up cowboy sporting guns and alibis


They shot from the lighthouse, they shot from highway
They shot from the top of the cliff, they had all gone haywire
We're catchin' fire, and there wasn't even a spliff

Well, the word got out all over the island
Friends, strangers, they were all apologizin'
Some thought me crazy foe being way too nice
But it's just another shitty day in paradise


CD 1
  • 1 Only Time Will Tell
  • 2 Jamaica Mistaica
  • 3 School Boy Heart
  • 4 Banana Wind
  • 5 Holiday
  • 6 Bob Robert's Society Band
  • 7 OverKill
  • 8 Desdemona's Building a Rocket Ship
  • 9 Mental Floss
  • 10 Cultural Infidel
  • 11 Happy Ever After (Now and Then)
  • 12 False Echoes