1) I want to fly away from here
Oh take me to the Mardi Gras
Where temptation fills the air
On the wings of a Samba
I want to fall into a trance
Hypnotized by the carnival
Enspelled by the dance
And the songs of happy people

North of the City of Wonders, South of the Mother of Waters
Over the lightning and thunder I want to fly, I want to fly
Down to the Bay of All Sinners, into the arms of a dancer
We’re all just foolish beginners, you and I

2) In the tropic spell of night
I want to taste your sweet perfume
See you lying in the light
Of a candlelit hotel room
And the dancers swirl below
To the song the blind man sings
And the wine leads us to know
Without understanding
Yes the wine will lead me there
Lead me to the Mardi Gras
And I’m sailing through the air
Over Bahia

3) I want to fly away from here
Oh take me to the Mardi Gras
Where temptation fills the air
On the wings of a Samba