Guns N' Roses - Paradise City



"Paradise City" is a song by the American rock band Guns N' Roses, featured on their debut album, Appetite for Destruction (1987). Released as a single in January 1989, it is the only song on the album to feature a synthesizer. The song peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100—becoming the band's third single to reach the top 10—and number six on the UK Singles Chart. It also topped the Irish Singles Chart, their first of three singles to do so.


Slash has stated that "Paradise City" is his favorite Guns N' Roses song.



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 an urchin living 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 and riches, or so they say, you gotta

Keep pushing for the fortune and fame

You know it's, it's all a gamble when it's just a game

You treat it like a capital crime, everybody's doing 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? Yeah-yeah

Take me down to the Paradise City

Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty

Take me home


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, oh yeah


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, home


I wanna go, I wanna know

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) 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

Oh, won't you please take me home?

Take me down (oh yeah), spin me 'round

Oh, won't you please take me home?

I wanna see, how good it can be

Oh, won't you please take me home?

I wanna see, how good it can be

Oh, 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?

I wanna go, I wanna know

Oh, won't you please take me home?

Baby