"run to paradise" as written by Mark Dixon Gable and Bradley Charles Carr....
Baby, you were always gonna be the one
You only ever did it just for fun
But you run to paradise
Jenny, I'll meet you at the grocery store
You don't need a friend when you can score
You run to paradise

Johnny, we were always best of friends
Stick together and defend
But you run to paradise
And mamma, now don't you worry 'bout me anymore
And I see you crying at the door
When I run to paradise

That's right, they had it all worked out
You were young and blonde
And you could never do wrong
That's right, they were so surprised
You opened their eyes up
(Opened their eyes up)
Opened their eyes up

[Chorus]
You don't want anyone
(You don't, you don't, open your eyes up)
You don't want anyone
(You don't, you're no fool)
Don't tell me, this is paradise
(Open your eyes up)
You don't want anyone
(You don't, open your eyes up)
You don't want anyone
(You don't, you're no fool)
Don't tell me, this is paradise

Good times, why'd I let 'em slip away
Why'd I let them slip away
'Cause I lived in paradise
Run to paradise
Run to paradise
Run to paradise

Jesus says it's gonna be alright
He's gonna pat my back
So I can walk in the light (that's right)
You don't mind if I abuse myself
So I can hold my head up
(Hold my head up)
Hold my head up

[Chorus]

You don't want anyone
(You don't, hold my head up)
You don't want anyone
(You don't, you're no fool)
Don't tell me, this is paradise
(Open your eyes up)
You don't need anyone
(Open your eyes up)
You don't need anyone
You'll tell me, this is paradise

[Chorus x2]


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  • +2
    General CommentYOUR ALL WRONG
    this song is about taking heroine
    sneakylpeteon April 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've actually heard the lead singer of The Choirboys talk about how it was about drugs, it is about the pain of watching some of their good friends go down that path with tragic consequences
    toddles18184on May 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such a great song! and it revs me up so much, but without the musics, the lyrics are really deep, its one of my favourtite songs!
    johnnooon January 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy FAVOURITE song of all time! Such a great, happy, typical Aussie pub rock song. My best mate & I both love it & always crank it. "you don't want anyone" - who cares if some bitch has dumped you. You can have a good time just with your mates anyway.
    tsarzanon February 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song with the best guitar riffs
    mattyboy11891on June 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso my favourite song, regardless of it's meaning or my mood, I'll belt this one out everytime I hear it. Aussie pub rock at it's finest.
    Berrieon August 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard is was about masturbation :p

    you don't want anyone...
    dkrfon November 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song although upbeat is anything about happiness or masturbatin its about drug abuse.
    Run to Paradise- their dying going (very fast) to heaven
    You dont mind if i abuse myself so i can hold my head up high- self explainatory really
    You dont need anyone- when you abuse drugs you dont actually need anyone and no one really wants to be around you either... so in a spirit of defience decide that you dont need anyone.
    You dont need a friend when you can score- this is further evidence of the previous point.. score= getting drugs/a fix.
    historysgirlon February 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commento.O Well, I thought it was about cutting, but that makes sense too...
    Foxwingon February 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow weird this sounds like such a fun upbeat song. i have such good memories with this song. i went on a trip to Australia andNew Zealand and every morning our guide would play this song so now whenever i hear it i think about that amazing thrip
    blahblahwhocareson September 19, 2008   Link

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