"Kokomo" as written by Mike Love, Terry Melcher, Scott Mckenzie and John Phillips....
Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take ya
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go, Jamaica

Off the Florida Keys, there's a place called Kokomo
That's where you want to go to get away from it all
Bodies in the sand, tropical drink melting in your hand
We'll be falling in love to the rhythm of a steel drum band
Down in Kokomo

Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take you to
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go
oh I want to take you down to
Kokomo, we'll get there fast and then we'll take it slow
That's where we want to go, way down in Kokomo

Martinique, that Montserrat mystique

We'll put out to sea and we'll perfect our chemistry
And by and by we'll defy a little bit of gravity
Afternoon delight, cocktails and moonlit nights
That dreamy look in your eye, give me a tropical contact high
Way down in Kokomo

Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take you to
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go
oh I want to take you down to
Kokomo, we'll get there fast and then we'll take it slow
That's where we want to go, way down in Kokomo

Port au Prince, I want to catch a glimpse

Everybody knows a little place like Kokomo
Now if you want to go and get away from it all
Go down to Kokomo

Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take you to
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go
oh I want to take you down to
Kokomo, we'll get there fast and then we'll take it slow
That's where we want to go, way down in Kokomo

Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take you to
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go


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"Kokomo" as written by Mike E. Love John E.a. Phillips

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Walt Disney Music Company, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General Commentbad song, but Cocktail is an awesome movie
    bertcampbellon June 25, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI first heard this sung by Kermit the Frog and I remember thinking it was so cool.
    Theo Reoon September 29, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIf Brian Wilson were dead, he'd be spinning over in his grave at this one.
    Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
    pa-lease...possibly the worst pop lyrics ever. And the melody is atrocious. John Stamos on congos/in the control room??? Yeah!
    I think every 6 year old in America likes this song...
    Worst. Beach. Boys. Song. Ever.
    Chinupon January 11, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFor some reason I just can't stand this song. Certainly the worst Beach Boys song there is, their older songs were much better.
    Johnny0225on March 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI never saw Cocktail... and missed the song on the radio... my introduction to it was a parody written for the Bob Rivers Show and retitled Kosovo...

    The Norwegian Norbattalion KFPR used it for a video that has has been circulating the net and is actually very well done...

    I finally tracked down the Beach Boys original and have to admit that while i love the music, the Beach Boys lyrics are pretty tawdry...

    If you get a chance have a look at the other version... it's pretty funny...

    Somewhere far overseas
    There’s a place called Kosovo
    That’s where you don’t want to go
    If you’re Albanian at all

    Protecting Human Rights
    Air strikes and firefights
    And we'll be dropping our bombs
    Wherever Serbian bad guys hide
    Just up from Kosovo

    that's my nickel
    chesterfieldon August 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBrian Wilson had nothing to do with this song. It was written by John Phillips (Mamas & Papas) and Scott McKenzie. It took Mike and company 20 years to get a #1 song, and they kept on trying to milk the formula until Phillips died, and McKenzie went away. Then Carl died, they kicked Al out, and they are now playing county fairs, while Brian plays to packed houses everywhere.
    donutbanditon October 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Martinique, that Monserrat mystique..."

    Me & my friend always thought they were saying "Mah-la-lee, that mozzarella stick.":)

    Love this song.
    TheCranberriesLoveron June 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is just the most concrete evidence that after Brian went off the rails and Dennis died, nothing good came out of the beach boys. Thankfully (although through horrible circumstances), Denny will never be associated with the downfall of the Beach Boys.
    MarkCox11on November 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIndiana.
    Thia007on December 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I was 6... my dance class did a dance recital with this song(this was at the height of Cocktail's popularity). We were so cute.
    watchthefireworkson May 22, 2002   Link

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