"Island Fever" as written by Terry Melcher and Mike Edward Love....
Do you ever get the feelin' that you got to get away
It's a sympton of the fever all across the U. S. A.
My family doctor told me "son the flu is what you have"
But I know it's island fever and I got it real bad

Hey doc I need a pain reliever
(Oooo I got it bad) I got the island fever
I got it bad I got the island fever
(Oooo I got it bad) I got the island fever

My baby caught it and I'm not quite sure how
(Oooo I got it bad) I got the island fever
She might have got it from her travel brochure now
(Oooo I got it bad)

(Bow bow bow ooo)
Come on baby wouldn't it be nice (Bow bow bow ooo)
If I could take you down to paradise (Bow bow bow ooo)
Sweet little mama gotta get away (Bow bow bow ooo)
Your daddy knows a little hideaway (Bow bow bow ooo)

Hey girl I got some good advice
Drive your dad mad and
Make him take you down to paradise

I've been pickin' up a love vibration
(Oooo I got it bad) I got the island fever
Comin' from a little island nation
(Oooo I got it bad) I got the island fever
For my own self-preservation
(Oooo I got it bad) I got the island fever
Better make a quick reservation
(Oooo I got it bad)

(Bow bow bow ooo)
Come on baby wouldn't it be nice (Bow bow bow ooo)
If I could take you down to paradise (Bow bow bow ooo)
Sweet little mama gotta get away (Bow bow bow ooo)
Your daddy knows a little hideaway (Bow bow bow ooo)

Hey girl I got some good advice
Drive your dad mad and
Make him take you down to paradise

(Bow bow bow ooo)
Come on baby wouldn't it be nice (Bow bow bow ooo)
If I could take you down to paradise (Bow bow bow ooo)
Sweet little mama gotta get away (Bow bow bow ooo)
Your daddy knows a little hideaway (Bow bow bow ooo)


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"Island Fever" as written by Terry Melcher Mike Edward Love

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    General CommentActually one of the better songs on its album, 'Summer In Paradise', this song somehow manages to get past its kind of dumb lyrics by sounding really good, especially the chorus. If you're a Beach Boys fan, then this is a great song and it should be in your playlist. Don't let the bad opinions on 'Summer In Paradise' keep you from enjoying this one (or "Lahaina Aloha": the best one on the CD).

    As for the album: 'Summer In Paradise' was the Beach Boys' last album (1992), and their least successful (the only one not to chart). It has been ridiculed up and down as an embarrassing disaster, but that's not entirely the case. The album is bad because of three things: 1) It wanted to continue where "Kokomo" left off and they screwed it up; 2) half the songs are either outright terrible or plagued with dumb lyrics; and 3) it's good stuff is mired in all the crap so no one knew it was there since they probably threw it away after track 3. But it's really not garbage, there's great stuff on it... especially if you compare it to the Beach Boys' terrible artistic stuff after Pet Sounds (see my "Good Vibrations" review).
    The Swing Kingon January 24, 2007   Link

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