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I don't want to die and go on off to paradise
There are more fun places here that I can patronize
And you my friend aren't born again
You're dead already

If I can't go to heaven let me go to LA
Or the far West Texas desert or an Oregon summer day
If we build a Utopia will you come and stay?
Shangri-La La La La La La La La La...

St. Peter, don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I love my friends in hell, as above and so below
When the rapture comes, if you don't mind
I'll be waiting down here and sweating

If I can't go to heaven let me go to LA
Or the far West Texas desert or an Oregon summer day
If we build a Utopia will you come and stay?
Shangri-La La La La La La La La La...

Accumulating cumulus in our backyard
My puzzle pieces fooling heaven bit by bit
Beneath this jigsaw sky I sit
And wonder wonder wonder where do I fit?

If I can't go to heaven let me go to LA
Or the far West Texas desert or an Oregon summer day
If we build a Utopia will you come and stay?
Shangri-La La La La La La La La La...


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    General CommentThis song puts a huge smile on my face.
    ModernHereticon August 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, it's so catchy and the meaning is simple but good. Heaven is dandy but there are so many amazing places on Earth, I'd rather just stay here. And there's the idea that all the interesting/exciting people are in Hell anyway.
    rawrroseon September 11, 2011   Link
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    General Commentoh dear, i love this. i want to make a giant sign with the lyrics. or maybe tattoo it on my face.
    hab204on December 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAlthough I think that there are places more wonderful than western US this song is quite beautiful in illustrating that we can experience beauty here on earth before we die. Because death is an end so all we can do in life is experience beauty and have fun. And also ensure that others around us, and those that come after us, can also have the opportunity to experience this 'Utopia" or 'Shangri-la' we call earth.
    lyrocyston January 14, 2012   Link

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