• Artist: Jayme Kelly Curtis
  • Title: Fly Me to the Islands (with Hawaiian lap steel solo)
  • Genre: World - Island, Folk
  • Mood: Up/Positive, Laid Back/Groovy
  • Speed: Medium Fast (95-130)
  • Instruments: Real Drums/Drum Kit, Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), Ethnic, Percussion, Electric Guitar (Clean, Overdriven), Bass
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 10/6/2011
  • Lyric themes: Other, Traveling, Release Needing Freedom, Other, Music/Art, Independence
  • Lyrics: Fly Me to the Islands © 2008 Jayme Kelly Curtis Fly me to the islands On a cheap Internet fare Out of reach Of all these paycheck cares All I'll take is my good guitar And one cute outfit to wear I'll sleep on the beach I'll rise to the dare They're playing my favorite song And I know all the chords I will wash the dishes In a cloud-kissed hotel I’ll sing to the fishes On a midnight coffee break Under a giant leaf I will sleep Like tiny Thumbellina Never to awake Soothe this bellyache They're playing my favorite song And I know all the chords When I am old and wracked with pain I will climb to Pele And throw myself on her mercy She will hurl me into the surf For all that I am worth Is tiny pebbles and grains of sand She will smith my body Into smooth white beaches Far away from the tempest tossed No overdrafts, no I.R.A.s No sentences that start with "Can't you just …" And "now you must …" Only ginger leis and sunny days And scraps of poi Will be enough More than enough They're playing my favorite song And I know all the chords I'll learn to play the ukulele And sing just like Don Ho Tiny bubbles … In the wine … My heart will be found still beating Among the jungle flowers Many years After I am dead and gone They're playing my favorite song And I know all the chords
  • Keywords: world, cheerful, lively, simple, carefree, beach, Bass, Bright, Caribbean, Guitar, Natural, Organic

About Jayme Kelly Curtis

Jayme Kelly Curtis

Jayme Kelly Curtis writes, records and performs an earthy blend of "folkloric jazz" in Northern California. Her passion is making music with great musicians and giving them plenty of room to stretch out and improvise. Jayme has successfully licensed her songs for PumpAudio projects on A&E, CMT, Fine Living Network, Logo, PBS and the Travel Channel. Notable programs include Martha, Anthony Bourdain, and Taste of America.

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