Island Fever

by Jimmy Buffett

from the album Don’t Stop the Carnival


Lyrics

I think I’ve got a touch of island fever
I do believe I feel a bit sauted
This morning I was just some non-believer
Tonight I feel I’ve joined a wild crusade

I never thought of life as being breezy
I never thought of time as time to play
I never thought that I could take it easy
But all those feelings changed for me today

Layers and layers of spices and flavours
Are finding their way to my brain
Layers and layers of costumes and players
That make my whole life look insane

Palm trees and views I can’t believe
Why would I ever want to leave?

I want to take my shoes off and go walking
Down beside the Caribbean Sea
I like the funny sounds of parrots squawking
I think I hear a hammock calling me

Layers and layers of spices and flavours
Could this be some kind of charade
Layers and layers of costumes and players
I think I will join the parade

Layers and layers of spices and flavours
Could this be some kind of charade
Layers and layers of costumes and players
I think I will join the parade

I think I’ve got a touch of island fever