Well ah jumpt! and fled this fucken heap on doctored wings
Mah flailin pinions, with splints and rags and crutches!
(Damn things nearly hardly flap)
Canker upon canker upon one million tiny punctures
That look like...
Long thin red ribbons draped across the arms of a lil mortal girl
(Like a ground -plan of Hell)
Curse these smartin strings! These fucken ruptures!
Enough! Enough is enough!
(If this is Heaven ah'm bailin out)
If this is Heaven ah'm bailin out
Ah caint tolerate this ol tin-tub
So fulla trash and rats! Felt one crawl across mah soul
For a seckon there , as thought as wassa back down in the ghetto!
(Rats in Paradise! Rats in Paradise!)
Ah'm bailin out! There's a mutiny in Heaven!

Ah wassa born...
And Lord shakin, even then was dumpt into some icy font,
like some great stinky unclean!
From slum-chuch to slum-church, ah spilt mah heart
To some fat cunt behind a screen...

Evil poppin eye presst up to the opening
He'd slide shut the lil perforated hatch...at night mah body
blusht
To the whistle of the birch
With a lil practice ah soon learnt to use in on mahself
Punishment?! Reward!! Punishment?! Reward!!
Well, ah tied on...percht on mah bed ah was...
sticken a needle in mah arm...

Ah tied off! Fucken wings burst out mah back
(Like ah was cuttin teeth!!)
Ah took off!!!
(Rats in Paradise! Rats in Paradise!)
There's a mutiny in Heaven!

Oh Lord, ah git down on mah knees
(Ah git down on mah knees and start to pray)

Wrapped in mah mongrel wings, ah nearly freeze
In the howlin wind and drivin rain
(All the trash blowin round 'n' round)
>From slum-heaven into town
Ah take mah tiny pain and rollin back mah sleeve
(Roll anna roll anna roll anna roll)
Ah yank the drip outa mah vein! UTOPIATE! Ah'm bailin out!
UTOPIATE!
If this is Heaven ah'm bailin out!
Mah threadbare soul teems with vermin and louse
Thoughts come like a plague to the head...in God's house!
Mutiny in Heaven!
(Ars infectio forco Dio)
To the plank!
(Rats in Paradise! Rats in Paradise!)
Ah'm bailin out!
(Hail Hypuss Dermio Vita Rex!)
Hole inna ghetto! Hole inna ghetto!
(Scabio Murem per Sanctum...Dio, Dio, Dio)


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    General CommentHeroin addication and one of the greatest songs about it
    Girgoon September 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMost fucked up drug song ever. I love it.
    ilikegoodmusicon December 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe way this was written was driving me nuts!



    Well I jumped and fled this fucking heap on doctored wings
    My flailing pinions with splints and rags and crutches
    (Damn things nearly hardly flap)
    Canker upon canker upon one million tiny punctures
    That look like
    That look like
    Long thin red ribbons draped across the arms of a little mortal girl
    (Like a ground plan of Hell)
    Curse these smarting strings
    These fucking ruptures
    Enough! Enough is enough!
    If this is Heaven i'm bailing out
    If this is Heaven i'm bailing out
    If this is Heaven i'm bailing out

    I can't tolerate this ol tin-tub
    So full of trash and rats
    Felt one crawl across my soul
    For a second there, I thought I was back down in the ghetto
    Rats in Paradise
    Rats in Paradise
    I'm bailin out
    There's a mutiny in Heaven

    I was born...
    And Lord shaking, even then was dumped into some icy font
    like some great stinky unclean
    From slum-chuch to slum-church
    I spilt my heart to some fat cunt behind a screen
    Evil poppin eye pressed up to the opening
    He'd slide shut the little perforated hatch
    at night my body blushed
    To the whistle of the birch
    With a little practice I soon learned to use in on myself
    Punishment? Reward!
    Punishment?

    Well, I tied on
    perched on my bed I was
    sticking a needle in my arm
    I tied off
    Fucking wings burst out my back
    Like i was cutting teeth
    I took off

    Rats in Paradise
    Rats in Paradise
    There's a mutiny in Heaven

    Oh Lord, I get down on my knees
    I get down on my knees and start to pray

    Wrapped in my mongrel wings I nearly freeze
    In the howling wind and driving rain
    All the trash blowing round and round
    From slum-heaven into town
    I take my tiny pain and rolling back my sleeve
    Roll and roll and roll and roll
    I yank the drip out of my vein

    Utopiate
    I'm bailing out
    Utopiate
    If this is Heaven i'm bailing out

    My threadbare soul teams with vermin and louse
    Thought come like a plague to the head in God's house

    Rat's in paradise
    Rats in paradise
    Mutiny in Heaven
    Mutiny in heaven
    If this is heaven I'm bailing out
    itsxpartyxtimeon November 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMakes Lou Reed sound like a pussy! Put this next to Heroin - both great drug songs, but this is far & away better & more real. He sees himself as Lucifer being cast out of Heaven - too many wonderful lines to pick from - "fucken wings burst out mah back (like ah was cuttin teeth)"! And that voice! The shrieks! UTOPIATE! Just amazing.
    morbid moragon October 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit drives me nuts too. what is the point in writing the lyrics down with emphasis on his pronunciation and aussie accent, lmfao, it just makes it harder to read.
    Streichholzon August 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFucking wings burst out my back
    Like i was cutting teeth

    ah yes...
    we've all been there.
    STUDLYCUDDLYBUDDYon April 01, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthe reason the lyrics were written in dialectic was because the person who wrote it had obviously read nick cave's book: "and the ass saw the angel" which is every bit as cool as a cave album and written entirely in this way - you get used to it pretty quickly and is a great read unless you have problems with reading irvine welsh, or overly florid language in which case it may be too much for a few people to bear).
    pedroagnoon October 20, 2012   Link

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