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Am I dreaming, will I wake up
Just to find out this is cruel reality. When I am with you it’s paradise
No place on earth could be so nice Through the crystal waterfall
I hear you call
Just take my hand it’s paradise
You kiss me once
I’ll kiss you twice
As I gace into your eyes
I realize it’s paradise...

- Phoebe Cates – Paradise

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They’ve been spending most their lives

Living in a pastime paradise
They’ve been wasting most their lives Glorifying days long gone behind They’ve been wasting most their days
In remembrance of ignorance
oldest praise
Tell me who of them will come to be How many of them are you and me Dissipation
Race Relations
Consolation
Segregation
Dispensation
Isolation
Exploitation
Mutilation
Mutations
Miscreation.
Confirmation.......to the evils of the world ... Let’s start living our lives
Living for the future paradise
Praise to our lives
Living for the future paradise ...

- Stevie Wonder – Pastime paradise

***
I look down on this beautiful planet and

think that at last I have found paradise...

- Faithless – Nate’s tune

...Just, a step away,
are we from paradise
Take my hand,
come away, to paradise
My love, I want you close to me I need you desperately,
oh here am I
Waiting for you
Here am I
Praying for you
Here am I, so close, yet so far from paradise...

- Elvis Presley – So close yet so far from paradise

***
Like the crashing of a wave

On the shores of consciousness We’re alive
and we’re awake to the world
And with the gift of love we’re blessed

‘Cause we can be
Yes, we can be
We can be children of paradise Children of paradise

Through the violence and the rage By the grace of love be still
And the spirit that breaks
free from the cage

Is the one they cannot kill...

- Moody blues & Justin Hayward – Children of paradise

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Paradise is what you’re looking for

Paradise is what you’re looking for... Are you looking for some place you can be free
Are you looking, looking for someone you want to be

You ran away from home girl - searching for your Shangri-la Wherever you may roam girl in my mind you won’t be far

Paradise is what you’re looking for Paradise is what you’re looking for...

- Diana Ross - Paradise

*** Hearts on fire - burning fast

Love, desire - make sweet love last This one we’ll sing now
Soon you’ll finally see all this mystery On days like this, nights confirm

You know so much - so much to learn Soon you’ll finally see all this mystery Wouldn’t it be nice -
wouldn’t it be nice

Walking towards paradise Walking towards paradise...

- Robert Plant – Walking towards paradise

***
Lately I’ve been dropping ecstasy

Never done it but I tried it just to see Chasing freedom
like I’m running out of youth
Ask myself what makes me happy

I can’t seem to find the truth People ask me what I do
I say that I’m chasing dreams...

Paradise is a place
that’s far from home
And lately all I ever see is everything I’ve ever known...

- Ryan Caraveo – Paradise

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Whoa!
Alright!
Far from the fantasy
or the portraits we envision Above all adversity, beyond imagination There’s a place
prepared for you and me In a kingdom for the pure It’s all been paid,

you can make the grade You can take the royal tour...

A permanent place for the pure in heart - Paradise!
It’s heaven to me, no better place to be than - Paradise!
My favorite choice for a relocation - Paradise!
Gotta believe, no other place to be, yeah! - Paradise...

- Bryan Duncan – Paradise

*** ...When she was just a girl

She expected the world
But it flew away from her reach And the bullets catch in her teeth Life goes on, it gets so heavy
The wheel breaks the butterfly Every tear a waterfall
In the night the stormy night
she’ll close her eyes
In the night the stormy night away she’d fly

And dreams of Para-para-paradise Para-para-paradise Para-para-paradise
Oh oh oh oh oh oh-oh-oh...

- Coldplay – Paradise

***
She calls out to the man on the street

‘Sir, can you help me?
It’s cold and I’ve nowhere to sleep,
Is there somewhere you can tell me?’ He walks on, doesn’t look back
He pretends he can’t hear her
Starts to whistle as he crosses the street Seems embarrassed to be there

Oh think twice, it’s another day for you and me in paradise

Oh think twice,
‘cause it’s just another day for you, You and me in paradise,
think about it...

- Phil Collins – Another day in paradise

*** I’m dead, but I’m living

I play the part I’ve been given Still kicked out of heaven
I’m into nothing new
Every day is a battle

I made a deal with the devil
And now I’m deep into trouble... Go ahead and leave me paralyzed There’s nothing left to sacrifice
In hell I’m shooting paradise
I’m ready so I’ll close my eyes

This is my paradise This is my paradise

- The Rasmus – Paradise

*** Take my hand,

I’m a stranger in Paradise All lost in a wonderland
A stranger in paradise
If I stand starry eyed,
That’s a danger in Paradise Mortals who stand beside An angels like us

I saw her face
And I ascended out of the common place Into the rarest

- Tony Bennett – Stranger in paradise

*** Here is lost paradise

It’s here, it’s here
Lost paradise it’s here
It’s here.
Lost paradise it’s here... ...It’s that which escapes us In the course of our lives

That cannot be retained
With no remembrance
It’s only melancholy that survives Through our painful resonance
It’s happiness which passes
And leaves us behind
We couldn’t hold it for
It was too whole
We couldn’t follow our confidence Undermined for fear of sinking Being out of control...

- Marc Almond – Lost paradise

*** ...And there’s no remedy

For memory
Your face is like a melody,
It won’t leave my head...
Every time I close my eyes
It’s like a dark paradise
No one compares to you
I’m scared that you
Won’t be waiting on the other side Every time I close my eyes
It’s like a dark paradise...

- Lana Del Rey - Dark paradise

***
A paradise, yeah... A paradise, yeah...

The sun shines in my heart,
When the clouds come
in the West coast
So the bells ring, and we all sing
What are you feeling, yeah, together? Where to begin with this words of mine And if i’m lost, i’m in paradise

And every morning in the new life It’s a new day...

- Nehuda feat Cris Cab – Paradise

***
...It’s right out of something

from a fairy tale
A terrebly exiting and a scary tale It’s nothing I could ever make up