Adventure Keeps Calling My Name

Notes:
One of three songs written for Samantha’s Cabaret (originally Mandora’s Cabaret) at the now defunct Adventurers Club, an entertainment like no other, in the Pleasure Island nighttime entertainment complex, Walt Disney World, Florida. Management made a few edits for performance but this is the authentic and complete version.

VERSE 1
Home, I’m home! It’s great to be here
But adventure keeps calling my name
I’d like to stay for about a year
But adventure keeps calling my name
     I’ve been away too long—I’ve missed you so
     And I can see that you feel the same
I haven’t felt so welcome since I don’t know when
That’s why I came to see you all, but then
It’s time to pack my bags again
’Cause adventure keeps calling my name!

VERSE 2
Been scaling the Alps, been sailing the seas
Adventure keeps calling my name
Been living in igloos and up in the trees
’Cause adventure keeps calling my name
     I ran into the Wild Man of Borneo
     By the time that I was through, he was tame
While staggering ’cross the desert, I thought of you
Just picturing your face helped pull me on through
But now I find I’m missing the Sahara, too
’Cause adventure keeps calling my name

VERSE 3
Since I’ve been gone, say, you lost some weight
Adventure keeps calling my name
And you lost some hair, but on you it looks great
Adventure keeps calling my name
     And you I asked to go on a safari for two
     But you were busy—oh, what a shame
So I sent you some pajamas from a foreign spot;
I bet that when you wear them you look really hot
And I’d like to see you model them, but—
     guess what?
Adventure keeps calling my name

     (Dismembered voice) Samantha!
     I think I hear it calling now
     (Dismembered voice) Samantha!
     I try not to listen
     But my eyes start to glisten
     And I wonder what I’m missin’
     So I go anyhow!

VERSE 4
I went in search of a rare Turkish jewel
Adventure keeps calling my name
Rode a camel all the way to Istanbul
’Cause adventure keeps calling my name
     I found it with a pasha in his palace of gold
     A treasure that would bring me acclaim
He wanted me to have it and I started to sing
But then I had to refuse because of one little thing
See, it was stuck to the top of an engagement ring
And adventure keeps calling my name!

     (Dismembered voice) Samantha!
     Ever since I was a child
     (Dismembered voice) Samantha!
     When it starts calling
     There’s no use in stalling
     I know that I am falling
     For the Call of the Wild!

VERSE 5
So take my advice, I know that you will
Adventure keeps calling my name
Don’t waste your time trying to make me sit still
’Cause adventure keeps calling my name
     I don’t need a fortune, I’ve had success
     And there’s nothing so fleeting as fame
I get a little bored among the uppercrust
They stand around so stiffly that they start to rust
I’d rather take a risk where my hair could get mussed
So catch me when you can, then watch my dust
’Cause I’m never gonna shake this wanderlust
Oh, adventure keeps calling my name
It just keeps calling my name!
(I’ll stay tonight but then I’m gone!)