Paradise City – Guns N’ Roses

June 24, 2021

Today’s song is “Paradise City” by Guns N’ Roses, which is their only song featuring a synthesizer.

Fun Facts: 

  • Guns N’ Roses, also abbreviated as GNR, had five members in the original lineup in 1985:
    • Axl Rose – Vocals
    • Slash – Lead guitar
    • Izzy Stradlin – Rhythm guitar
    • Duff McKagan – Bass
    • Steven Adler – Drums
  • Steven Adler had substance abuse issues, which ended him up in rehab and caused him to be replaced by Don Henley for the 1989 American Music Awards. He was fired that following July for his issues with substance abuse.
  • GNR has gone through a lot of changes regarding its band members, but both Slash and McKagan rejoined in 2016 to perform at a Coachella Festival.
  • GNR’s most recent tour was in 2019, and their lineup remained unchanged for two years during their tour.

Lyrics

(Lyric Find)

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

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