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Welcome To Paradise Lyrics

by 10cc

i kissed my mother
shook the hand of my brother
and i said goodbye to the woman i loved
it may seem like a madness
to be leaving the love nest
but i'm taking a chance on a place far away

welcome to paradise
who said you can't live twice
you will find heaven is here on earth
welcome to paradise
did somebody say . . .

there's a coup coming on
there's a coup coming on
there's a coup coming on
there's a coup coming on
a coup coming on
bad vibrations (there's a coup coming on)
feeling the tension (there's a coup coming on)
no smoke without fire (there's a coup coming on)

i could smell the danger
never dance with a stranger
but the music took me and soon i was lost
so i questioned a lady
but her answers were crazy
and before i knew i was counting the cost

welcome to paradise
love it but don't look twice
you'll soon be living in make believe
welcome to paradise
did somebody say . . .

there's a coup coming on
there's a coup coming on
there's a coup coming on
there's a coup coming on
a coup coming on
somebody help me (there's a coup coming on)
(welcome to paradise)
so much i don't follow (there's a coup coming on)
(welcome to paradise)
i'm not looking for trouble (there's a coup coming on)
(welcome to paradise)
there's a coup coming on
a coup coming on

i shouldn't have come
no i shouldn't have come
why did i come, hey!

the clouds were gathering
and the temperature rising
be no turning back all my bridges were burned
then it hit me, jumped up and bit me
now i'm under your spell i can never return

this is your paradise
now you must pay the price
you should have flown
when the coup was blown
welcome to paradise
did somebody say . . .

there's a coup coming on
there's a coup coming on
there's a coup coming on
there's a coup coming on
a coup coming on
A band on the run
Annie get your gun




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Daddy Yankee
Y me gusta tanto cuando se pega pega
Y me guaya guaya
Y se pega pega
Cuando le sueltan el dembow
Dembow bow bow
Papoose
So before leavin', yo it's a wise man I'm repeatin'
Two wrongs don't make a right, I believe in it makes a even
Paul Hardcastle
In 1965 Vietnam seemed like just another foreign war but it wasn't
It was different in many ways, as so were tose that did the fighting
In World War II the average age of the combat soldier was 26
In Vietnam he was 19
In-in-in Vietnam he was 19

The shooting and fighting of the past two weeks continued today
25 miles west of Saigon
I really wasn't sure what was going on

Ni-ni-ni 19, 19, ni-19 19
19, 19, 19, 19

In Vietnam the combat soldier typically served
A twelve month tour of duty
But was exposed to hostile fire almost everyday
Ni-ni-ni 19, Ni-ni-ni 19

Hundreds of thousands of men who saw heavy combat
In Vietnam were arrested since discharge
Their arrest rate is almost twice that of non-veterans of the same age
There are no accurate figures of how many of these men
Have been incarcerated

But a Veterans Administration study
Concludes that the greater of vets
Exposure to combat could more likely affect his chances
Of being arrested or convicted

This is one legacy of the Vietnam War

All those who remember the war
They won't forget what they've seen
Destruction of men in their prime
Whose average was 19

De-de-destruction
De-de-destruction
War, war

De-de-destruction, wa, wa, war, wa, war, war
De-de-destruction
War, war

After World War II the men came home together on troop ships
But the Vietnam vet often arrived home within 48 hours of jungle combat
Perhaps the most dramatic difference between
World War II and Vietnam was coming home
None of them received a hero's welcome

None of them received a heroes welcome, none of them, none of them
Ne-ne-ne, ne-ne-ne, none of them, none of them, none of them
None of them received a hero's welcome
None of them received a hero's welcome

According to a Veteran's Administration study
Half of the Vietnam combat veterans suffered from what
Psychiatrists call
Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder

Many vets complain of alienation, rage or guilt
Some succumb to suicidal thoughts
Eight to ten years after coming home
Almost eight hundred thousand men are still fighting the Vietnam War

De-de-destruction
Ni-ni-ni 19, 19, ni19 19
19, 19, 19, 19
Ni-ni-ni 19, 19, ni-19 19
19, 19, 19, 19

When we came back it was different, everybody wants to know
"How'd it happened to those guys over there?
There's gotta be something wrong somewhere
We did what we had to do

There's gotta be something wrong somewhere
People wanted us to be ashamed of what it made us
Dad had no idea what he went to fight and he is now
All we want to do is come home

All we want to do is come home
What did we do it for?
All we want to do is come home
Was it worth it
Cristina Vee
I've done everything I canAll the people that I see I will never understandIf I find a way to change, if I step into the lightThen I'll never be the same, and it all will fade to whiteEver on and on I continue circlingWith nothing but my hate in a carousel of agony
Cristina Vee
I've done everything I canAll the people that I see I will never understandIf I find a way to change, if I step into the lightThen I'll never be the same, and it all will fade to whiteEver on and on I continue circlingWith nothing but my hate in a carousel of agony
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