Cayman Review
Trey Anastasio Lyrics


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Cabo Wabo's everywhere.
It's on my skin and in my hair.
And Louise, I think I've fallen for you.
Might go down easy, this is my Cayman Review

Don't know how you did the rest
of sixteen men on a dead man's chest.
But Louise, I can't seem to get enough of you.
Might go down easy, this is my Cayman Review


I'm feeling kind of funny, I think i'm sinking down.
My head, it starts a spinning as i tumble to the ground,
thinking I spent all my money just a chasing you around, Louise!

I know that you've got it and you know what it's for.
'Cause when you get to shakin' and then you shake a little more,
shake me up, shake me down, shakin that thing all over town.
Shake me up, shake me down, shakin that thing all over town
Shake me up, shake me down, shakin that thing all over town
Shake me up, shake me down, shakin that thing all over town
Shake me up, shake me down, shakin that thing all over town
Shake me up, shake me down

Don Eduardo's everywhere
It's on my skin and in my hair.
And Louise, I think I've fallen for you.
Might go down easy, this is my Cayman Review




Might go down easy, this is my Cayman Review
Might go down easy, this is my Cayman Review

Overall Meaning

In Trey Anastasio's song "Cayman Review," the singer is singing about his love for a woman named Louise. He compares their relationship to the effects of an alcoholic drink, specifically the tequila brand Cabo Wabo and Don Eduardo's. The chorus repeats the line "Might go down easy, this is my Cayman Review," which can be interpreted as a reference to the Cayman Islands, a popular tourist destination where many people go to get away and let loose. The singer seems to be caught up in the excitement and euphoria of being with Louise, but also hints at the potential negative consequences of their relationship, as he feels like he's sinking down and spending all his money chasing her around.


The verses continue this theme, describing the singer's infatuation with Louise and the way she makes him feel when she dances ("shaking that thing all over town"). The line "Don't know how you did the rest of sixteen men on a dead man's chest" is likely referencing the pirate chant "Fifteen Men on the Dead Man's Chest" from Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island," where the pirates drink rum and become increasingly rowdy. This further emphasizes the idea of escape and reckless abandon.


Line by Line Meaning

Cabo Wabo's everywhere.
Cabo Wabo tequila is ubiquitous, can't escape it.


It's on my skin and in my hair.
Has been imbibing in the tequila a lot - even physically affected by it.


And Louise, I think I've fallen for you.
Addressing someone named Louise who they're smitten with.


Might go down easy, this is my Cayman Review
Suggesting that drinking more tequila (easy to consume, but will lead to feeling drunk) is needed to deal with the situation/emotions.


Don't know how you did the rest
Louise has outdone her previous partners, details not given.


of sixteen men on a dead man's chest.
Referencing a line from the song 'Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)', acknowledging Louise's impressive abilities in contrast to this classic song.


But Louise, I can't seem to get enough of you.
Addressing someone named Louise who they're smitten with and can't resist.


I'm feeling kind of funny, I think i'm sinking down.
Feeling drunk, effects of the tequila.


My head, it starts a spinning as i tumble to the ground,
Feeling very intoxicated, having lost balance and collapsed to the ground.


thinking I spent all my money just a chasing you around, Louise!
Acknowledging having spent money on this person named Louise, pursuing them, and now feeling drunk and broke.


I know that you've got it and you know what it's for.
Implying Louise is attractive and knows how to use it to gain what she desires.


'Cause when you get to shakin' and then you shake a little more,
Suggesting Louise has a seductive dance that they find difficult to resist.


shake me up, shake me down, shakin that thing all over town.
Repeating that they're drawn to this dance and the way Louise moves.


Don Eduardo's everywhere
Don Eduardo's tequila is now what they're consuming, still prevalent in their environment.


It's on my skin and in my hair.
Still inebriated, physically affecting them as before.


And Louise, I think I've fallen for you.
Reiterating that they're smitten with Louise.


Might go down easy, this is my Cayman Review
Repeating the refrain about the need for more tequila to deal with the emotions/situation.


Might go down easy, this is my Cayman Review
Continuing to suggest more easy-to-consume tequila will alleviate emotional burdens.


Might go down easy, this is my Cayman Review
Final repetition of the refrain, doubling down on the notion that this is the solution to their issues.




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Scott Landstreet

saw trey play this at the first Bonnaroo in 2002. #bestweekendEVER

Jody Neal

Night Speaks!!!!

Stephen Zicarelli

Galactic off the chain

Michael Hiller

Was there. Off the chain. How bout the late galactic set?

Scott Landstreet

+MrJayFoo no doubt, last time I saw Houser play too. Tall Boy->Testify->Tall Boy with Dottie Peoples WHAAAT!? SO GREAT.

MrJayFoo

I was in that crowd with you bro.. Soo many people, freakin nuts!  This set was indeed off the chain!

AN D1

Came here searching for a Porsche Cayman review LOL

Stephen Zicarelli

Did you leave an excellent review? Shakin it up shaken it down shakin that thing all around

Sam Kendrick

I rear ended one of those this one time. 80 thousand dollar car... Went down easy!

justin hendrickson

Same here what a bummer

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