Guns N’ Roses - Paradise City

Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction“Paradise City” è la traccia numero 6 di “Appetite for Destruction”, album d’esordio del gruppo “Guns N’ Roses”. Uscito nel 1987, questa canzone è il secondo singolo estratto dall’album. I Guns N’ Roses sono un gruppo hard&heavy statunitense, formatosi a Los Angeles nel 1985. Lo stile sonoro, l’immagine trasgressiva e le costanti performance dal vivo li aiutarono ad occupare un posto di prestigio nella scena musicale tra la fine degli anni ottanta e l’inizio dei novanta. La formazione originale era composta da Axl Rose(voce), Slash(chitarra), Izzy Stradlin(chitarra), Steven Adler(batteria) e Duff McKagan(basso). Rose, che scrive anche la maggior parte dei testi, è attualmente l’unico membro rimasto della formazione originale.

Testo
Take me down
To the paradise city
Where the grass is green
And the girls are pretty
Take me home
(back vocals)
I want you please take me home
(x 2)

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
You know it’s
It’s all a gamble
When it’s just a game
Ya treat it like a capital crime
Everybody’s doin’ their time

Take me down
To the paradise city
Where the grass is green
And the girls are pretty
I want 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

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
I want 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 losin’ my mind – “Are you blind?”
I’ve seen it all a million times

CHORUS

Take me down
To the paradise city
Where the grass is green
And the girls are pretty
I want you please take me home

CHORUS

Take me down
To the paradise city
Where the grass is green
And the girls are pretty
I want you please take me home

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