Dear mother,
Can you hear me whining?
It's been three whole weeks
Since I left your home
This sudden fear has left me trembling
'Cause now it seems that I
Am out here on my own
And I'm feeling so alone

Pay attention to the cracked streets
And the broken homes
Some call it slums
Some call it nice
I want to take you through
A wasteland I like to call my home
Welcome to paradise

A gunshot rings out at the station
Another urchin snaps and
Left dead on his own
It makes me wonder why I'm still here
For some strange reason it's now
Feeling like my home
And I'm never gonna go

Pay attention to the cracked streets
And the broken homes
Some call it slums
Some call it nice
I want to take you through
A wasteland I like to call my home
Welcome to paradise

Dear Mother,
Can you hear me laughing?
It's been six whole months since that
I have left your home
It makes me wonder why I'm still here
For some strange reason it's now
Feeling like my home
And I'm never gonna go

Pay attention to the cracked streets
And the broken homes
Some call it slums
Some call it nice
I want to take you through
A wasteland I like to call my home
Welcome to paradise

Paradise



Lyrics submitted by kevin, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Welcome To Paradise" as written by Billie Joe/wright Iii Armstrong

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Comment:I always thought that this song was about him going off to college. He's left his home and moved off to college and he is unsure of himself and his new surroundings. The whole slums thing is about how most parents think that college housing is slums but the teenagers see it as paradise. I dunno, that's just what i always thought he was talking about.
    Harvynderon August 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:kickass song!
    foreignmanon June 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:such a great song. pretty self explanatory, he has found beauty in a place that people looking in from the outside see as ugly.
    chorts29on June 03, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:hahaha! in 12 days i will be hearing this song live in the mosh pit!!!!!

    NOW THATS PARADISE!!!
    foreignmanon June 04, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:Aha! I'll be hearing this LIVE TONIGHT!! YES!
    warped1_02on June 12, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:Hey I was at that concert!!! It was sooo awesome!!
    pinkblink32on June 13, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:a fucking kickass song green day is the best band live green day
    ryanilano11on August 19, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:the songs very good on both kerplunk, and dookie. it means that he has found a love in such a place, that outsiders would call "ugly"
    GreenDayisaNFGon August 27, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:i think it's about oakland
    blownon September 16, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:I always thought this song was about how its so scary to live like this but he's away from his parents so when he says "Pay attention to the cracked streets
    And broken homes
    Some call it the slums
    Some call it nice
    I want to take you through a wasteland I like to call my home
    Welcome to paradise " its baisicly saying F*ck you mom and dad
    McShineon September 23, 2002   Link

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