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Sunday, August 31, 2014

I heard "Kokomo" on the radio while driving in to work. Makes me wish I had a housesitter for all of my critters, a current passport, and a few thousand $ extra - I'd go on a cruise. Sigh.



The Beach Boys recorded this in 1988. It was used in the movie Cocktail, starring Tom Cruise. The movie received horrible reviews (only 5% of the reviewers on Rotten Tomato gave it a favorable review), and won a couple of Golden Raspberry Awards for worst picture and worst screenplay. Thank goodness the song rocks!


Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna 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 wanna 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


[Chorus:]
Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take you to
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
Key Largo Montego,
baby why don't we go
Ooh I wanna take you down to Kokomo,
we'll get there fast
and then we'll take it slow
That's where we wanna go,
way down in Kokomo.


Martinique, that Monserrat mystique...

We'll put out to sea
and we'll perfect our chemistry
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


[Chorus]

Port au Prince, I wanna catch a glimpse...

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


[Chorus]

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