Off to See The Lizard - Jimmy Buffett

Off to See the Lizard
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by Jimmy Buffett and Jay Oliver

I was raised by a maid who came from Martinique
She wore geckos around her neck and bracelets on her feet
A supersticious woman from the land of sugar cane
She's sing the sun to bed and dance out in the rain
Dance out, dance out, dance out in the rain

She'd excite us with a legend the Africans had told
About a red iguanna who turned lava into gold
We'd mount an expidition heading out into the bay
Superstitious children playing pirate for a day

Chorus:
Off to see the lizard
We were off to see the lizard
Deja deja deja vu
Believe it and it will come true
Veja veja veja du
What works for me might work for you

Being rich an famous seems to have its ups and downs
But that's the price you pay for being troubadours and clowns
Godzilla's halitosis it be vaporizing cars
Elvis up in Michigan and maybe out on Mars
Dance out, dance out, dance out to the stars

But living in the briar patch ain't what it appears
Sooner or later you've got to face your fears
I heard it from a parrot verbalizing in a tree
I heard in the songline of the aborigine

Chorus:
Off to see the lizard
Off to see the lizard
Deja deja deja vu
Believe it and it will come true
Veja veja veja du
What works for me might work for you

Does it work for me? (yeah, yeah)
Will it work for you? (yeah, yeah)
If you believe it will (yeah, yeah)
It will come true (yeah, yeah)

I got problems with my brain underneath my curls
Problems with Lorain and all the other girls
Love a wealthy woman and the pretty plane she flys
If you think this sounds confusing you should see it through my eyes
Dancing, dancing, dancing through my eyes

Well I'm turning off the waterfall the tourists can go home
I feel it time to travel take time to write a poem
Time to seek some therapy I'm going walkabout
The answers are the easy part the questions raise the doubt

Chorus:
Off to see the lizard
Off to see the lizard
Deja deja deja vu
Believe it and it will come true
Veja veja veja du
What works for me might work for you

Deja deja deja vu
Believe it and it will come true
Veja veja veja du
What works for me might work for you

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