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Guns N' Roses - Paradise City


Guns N' Roses - Paradise City (Appetite for Destruction 1987)




"Paradise City" is a song by the American rock band Guns N' Roses, featured on their debut album, Appetite for Destruction (1987). It was released as a single in January 1989. It is also the only song on the album to feature a synthesizer. It is frequently played at sports stadiums during games along with "Welcome to the Jungle", also from Appetite for Destruction.





Lyrics

Take me down to the paradise city Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty Take me home (oh won't you please take me home) Take me down to the paradise city Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty Take me home (oh won't you please take me home)

Just a urchin livin' under the street I'm a hard case that's tough to beat I'm your charity case so buy me something to eat I'll pay you at another time Take it to the end of the line

Rags to riches or so they say Ya gotta keep pushin' for the fortune and fame You know it's all a gamble when it's just a game Ya treat it like a capital crime Everybody's doin' the time

Take me down to the paradise city Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty Oh won't you please take me home Take me down to the paradise city Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty Take me home, yeah yeah

Strapped in the chair of the city's gas chamber Why I'm here I can't quite remember The surgeon general says it's hazardous to breathe I'd have another cigarette but I can't see Tell me who you're gonna believe

Take me down to the paradise city Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty Take me home, yeah yeah Take me down to the paradise city Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty Oh won't you please take me home

So far away So far away So far away So far away

Captain America's been torn apart Now he's a court jester with a broken heart He said "turn me around and take me back to the start" I must be losing my mind "are you blind?" I've seen it all a million times

Take me down to the paradise city Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty Take me home, yeah yeah Take me down to the paradise city Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty Oh won't you please take me home Take me down to the paradise city Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty Take me home, yeah yeah Take me down to the paradise city Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty Oh won't you please take me home

I wanna go, I wanna go Oh won't you please take me home I wanna see how good it can be Oh won't you please take me home Take me down to the paradise city Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty Take me home Take me down to the paradise city Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty Oh won't you please take me home Take me down, lead me 'round Oh won't you please take me home

I wanna see, what a woman can be I want to take you home Take me down to the paradise city Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty Oh won't you please take me home I wanna go, I wanna know Oh won't you please take me home

Songwriters: Hudson Slash / Izzy Stradlin / Duff McKagan / Steven Adler / W. Axl Rose Paradise City lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group