"Paradise Lost" as written by Aron Erlichman, George Arthur Ragan and George Don Gilmore....
Everybody wants a piece of paradise
A house upon a hill
With a view of heaven
Now everyone’s here
So close together
Paradise is lost
Gone forever

When we were young
We use to walk out in those fields
And run forever
In the backyard woods
Now the old trail disappears in neighborhoods
With streets named after
What’s gone for good

The hills above town
Used to be the best place
For starry eyed lovers
And inspiration
Now it’s all paved
Every street’s a dead end
And empty summer houses
Stand all along them

When we were young
We use to walk out in those fields
And run forever
In the backyard woods
Now the old trail disappears in neighborhoods
With streets named after
What’s gone for good

Now there’s no trespassing
There’s no goin’ back again
I only hope you remember
The way it was
What we had back then

When we were young
We use to walk out in those fields
And run forever
In the backyard woods
Now the old trail disappears in neighborhoods
With streets named after
What’s gone for good
Gone for good

Everybody wants a piece of paradise
A house upon a hill
With a view of heaven




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    General CommentI love the phrase, "...neighborhoods with streets named after what's gone for good." It's an ironic little detail I noticed as a kid growing up in an expanding suburb that used to be farm land: they'd tear down acres of trees to build houses and name the new development "________ Woods." I'm glad someone worked that into a song.
    wildflowerfeveron September 17, 2012   Link

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