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Paradise City
Paradise City cover
by Guns N' Roses
Album Appetite for Destruction
Released (Album) July 21, 1987
(Single) November 30, 1988
Recorded 1987
Genre Hard rock
Length 6:46
Writers Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Slash
Label Geffen Records
Producer Mike Clink
Appetite for Destruction chronology
5. "Mr. Brownstone" 6. "Paradise City" 7. "My Michelle"

"Paradise City" is the sixth track on Guns N' Roses' 1987 album Appetite for Destruction. It was released as the fourth single from the album on November 30, 1988, and hit #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. It remains one of the band's staple hits to this day, performed at almost every show as the closer. It is also the only song on Appetite to feature synth.

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Lyrics[]

Chorus 1[]

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)

Verse 1[]

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

Verse 2[]

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

Chorus 2[]

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

Verse 3[]

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 3[]

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

Bridge[]

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

Verse 4[]

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

Chorus 4[]

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

Chorus 5[]

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

Chorus 6[]

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

Music Video[]

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