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 have these wonderful dreams
Some kind of sensuous treat.
Not zucchini, fettuccini, or bulger 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.

I like mine with lettuce and tomato,
Heinz Fifty-seven 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.

Verse 2:
Heard about the old time sailor men,
They eat the same thing again and again;
Warm beer and bread they say could raise the dead.
Well, it reminds me of the menu at a Holiday Inn.

But times have changed for sailors these days.
When I'm in port I get what I need;
Not just Havanas or banana or daiquiris,
But that American creation on which I feed!

Cheeseburger in paradise
Medium rare with mustard'd be nice
Not too particular, not too precise
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 draught beer
Well, good god Almighty which way do I steer

For a cheeseburger in paradise
Makin' the best of every virtue and vice.
Worth every damn bit of sacrifice
To get a cheeseburger in paradise;
To be a cheeseburger in paradise.
I'm just a cheeseburger in paradise.


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    General Comment"Cheeseburger is paradise medium rare with mustard'd be nice"

    That should be muenster, as in the cheese, can't have a cheeseburger without the cheese!
    HoboSpartan7on June 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs this just any song?? does it mean anything??
    BleedAmericanon July 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it means exactly how it is writen. Jimmy doesn't use a lot of hidden meaning behind his songs, in fact I don't know if he has any. Now I don't know, he might have tried losing weight and maybe eating veggies but only makin it 70 days. Other than that, I'm sure it means exactly how it sounds.
    Tbone732on July 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentJIMMY BUFFET ROCKS MY SOCKSS!!
    PUNKbeanon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think I remember reading about Jimmy saying he and a few others were lost on a boat and the entire time he kept salivating over thoughts of eating a cheeseburger. When they finally made it to land he ordered a burger, of course, and subsequently wrote this song. I don't remember all the details, but I think it was somewhere along those lines.
    BarryKardonon June 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, he was stranded and wanted a cheeseburger, and one day they arrived on the shore of Korea I think. I know it was somewhere that wouldn't have cheeseburgers, but they asked em to make one anyways. Jimmy said it was burnt and not much of a burger, but it tasted great to him
    tylerpolo9on January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis just might be the corniest song ever written.
    bruisevioleton July 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt means fuck dieting. It's just not worth it. And don't insult simplicity bruiseviolet.
    Ramtharlikesguyson May 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe more sensible sounding explanation is dieting, however, the fun explanation is that he was stranded on a boat in the ocean. I like the fun explanation.
    Thegodofhatson January 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI created an account just to comment on this one... type "cabbage key" into your search engine and you will get tons of information on this song. Why make stuff up when you just don't know? The info on this particular on is readily avaiable.
    alicehellohoorayon January 19, 2007   Link

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