Paradise City (Excerpt)

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  (2x’s)

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 – ya 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

[Chorus 2x’s]

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
Oh won’t please take me ho—me – yea-eh

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