Paradise City
Guns N' Roses 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

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, yeah 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

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, yeah baby

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Hudson Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler, W. Axl Rose

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Richard Dudek

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The Beatles: Hey Jude
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Derek And The Dominios: Layla
Eagles: Hotel California
AC/DC: Back In Black
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Free Bird
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Guns N' Roses: Welcome To The Jungle
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EFRAIN NEFTALI GARCIA - JIMENEZ

"Paradise City"

[Chorus 2x:]
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

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 somethin' to eat
I'll pay you at another time
Take it to the end of the line

Ragz to richez or so they say
Ya gotta-keep pushin' for the fortune and fame
It's all a gamble
When it's just a game
You treat it like a capital crime
Everybody's doin' their time

[Chorus:]
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

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

[Chorus:]
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

So far away [4x]

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 losin' my mind—"Are you blind?"
I've seen it all a million times

[Chorus 2x:]
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

Home [2x]
I wanna go [2x]
Oh won't you please take me home.
I wanna see,
Oh won't you please take me home.

[Chorus:]
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



Dewa Fismanto

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
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, yeah 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
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, yeah baby



LKNANML

GNR, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Body Count, Alice in Chains, Motley Crue, **Neil Diamond (Story below. Feel free to ignore). Some of the best concerts I ever saw where in the early 90s. GNR right there at the top...
Set caught fire at the GNT/Met concert. (not the one James got torched at)
Motley Crue Insane drum sets lifting off and going out over the crowd while spinning upside down.
Megadeth. Non stop motion high energy.














**
Yes. Neil Diamond. 1992. My dad played guitar and sang for 60 years. Sang a LOT of Neil Diamond around the house. Talking HUGE speakers and tons of equipment style amature singing setup. (Took his 18s and put them in the trunk of my car once or twice before I got real car speakers SHUUU) He fell into a coma one night. Undiagnosed diabetes. Woke up a few days later and after a while realized he was supposed to go see Neil Diamond the next day but there was no way he was gonna be out of the hospital so he said YOU need to use the four tickets. Don't sell them. Use them. ahh crap... OK. So I have 24 hours to get three friends to go see Neil Diamond. I should mention we were all about Heavy Metal at the time. SOOOOO Ring Ring.. Dude I have 4 tickets to a concert tomorrow night wanna go? Yea I'll Go. AWESOME I'll pick you up at 7. OK. Who's playing. Ahh. Neil Diamond. ha ha.. Really Who's playing...... Gave them the dad in hospital info. WOW Sorry. Yea.. Ahh I got someone who would go. SWEET!! They are in..... Still had a spare ticket 5 hours before the concert. We had knowledge of a friend who was going to break up with his GF that weekend for various reasons one being she constantly forced him to have a formal dinner with her parents and LARGE family with the whole dating for 3 months. The whole he is going to ask me to marry him any day now vibe so that was to be the last dinner. OK MEN. We have a fourth but we need to go on a rescue mission to get him. So. Drove to his GFs house, backed into the driveway and opened the trunk. (1971 Ford LTD Conv. Let's just say it had space in there) Knocked on the door and asked to see our friend. Door closes. Door opens. What's up guys? Had him in the air and in the trunk before he could yell WTF.. Single wheel burnout on the driveway and we were on our way.......

We were the definition of out of place in a crowd. Oh the looks. Oh the whispers......
Thanks guys. I owe you one so just hang in there for a few hours. Concert starts. Didn't take long to realize we somehow knew the words to most of the songs. WTF? How the? Apparently all our parents forced us to listen to their music growing up. So. 4 metal dudes at a Neil Diamond concert singing along to more than half the songs. We got a lot of high fives from people that were just an hour earlier contemplating about getting security to have us escorted out.....



Henrique Ramos

"Paradise City"

[Chorus 2x:]
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

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 somethin' to eat
I'll pay you at another time
Take it to the end of the line

Ragz to richez or so they say
Ya gotta-keep pushin' for the fortune and fame
It's all a gamble
When it's just a game
You treat it like a capital crime
Everybody's doin' their time

[Chorus:]
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

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

[Chorus:]
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

So far away [4x]

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 losin' my mind—"Are you blind?"
I've seen it all a million times

[Chorus 2x:]
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

Home [2x]
I wanna go [2x]
Oh won't you please take me home.
I wanna see,
Oh won't you please take me home.

[Chorus:]
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



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Beautiful Program

Don’t worry guys, the 80s will be back in 60 years

Wonderous lyrics

@Leafeyu best comment I've seen

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nah humanity’s prolly gonna be gone by then

Michael Eakin

I pray i make to august 2089 for my 100th bday

YK

u r right

Mark Renton

@david whitehouse Falklans? LAS MALVINAS SON ARGENTINAS.

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Uchiha Sasuke

You weren't born in the wrong generation, you just like old music

Kishibe Rohan

Facts

Terroish

@Puente Literally everyone says that about a younger generation, it’s just a fucking cycle of people shitting on younger generations because they’re different. Literally mfers from the 60’s and 50’s did it to people in the 90’s and 80’s lol.

Terroish

Trueeee

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