"Paradise (Not for Me)" as written by and Mirwais Ahmadzai . Madonna....
I can't remember
When I was young
I can't explain
If it was wrong
My life goes on
But not the same
Into your eyes
My face remains (I've been so high)

I've been so down
Down to the ground

I was so blind
I could not see
Your paradise
Is not for me

Autour de moi
Je ne vois pas
Qui sont des anges
Sûrement pas moi
Encore une fois
Je suis cassée
Encore une fois
Je ne crois pas

I've been so high
I've been so down
Up to the skies
Down to the ground

There is a light
Above my head
Into your eyes
My face remains

I've been so high (been so high)
I've been so down (been so down)
Up to the skies (to the skies)
Down to the ground (to the ground)

I can't remember
When I was young
Into your eyes
My face remains

Into your eyes
My face remains

I've been so high (been so high)
I've been so down (been so down)
Up to the skies (to the skies)
Down to the ground (to the ground)

I've been so high (been so high)
I've been so down (been so down)
Up to the skies (to the skies)
Down to the ground (to the ground)


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"Paradise (Not for Me)" as written by Mirwais Ahmadzai . Madonna

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  • +1
    General CommentI didn't know this song was about Madonna's mother. I thought it was about a lost lover, especially the lines:

    "I was so blind
    I could not see
    Your paradise
    Is not for me"

    This sounds as though she is mourning the loss of someone who she loved, but just couldn't share her life with for whatever reason.
    Claidheambmoron March 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningAs Lady Madonna's Sad Detroit voice recalls and recoils in absolute horror, Sad Music ballad Paradise is again-like all good Madonna tunes-about her mother's sad, senseless and tragic death. Except this time, Madonna really does have a reason to Sob and Cry in Her Sad and Wet Tears. Our Lady of MDNA Cries-"I can't remember/When I was young/I can't explain/If it was wrong/My (Sad) Life Goes On but Not the Same/Into your eyes, my face remains!" Madonna Tries to be happy but all she can really do is figure out why she's here on Earth searching for her existence. Still Madonna loves her life because she's got the Rock Crowd-an adoring fanbase, Rolling Stone and USA Today among many publications-to help her along in her brilliance! As someone who delivers on stage every time, Madonna Cries "I have the best job in the world. I'm gonna sing my heart out tonight!" That you do Madonna! Because your Paradise is the same as ours, you make our lives better! We then love you in kind and return! Thanks, Madge!
    rabbitbunnyon October 22, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is not about death ,not about her mother but about one sided love.
    when she was young she fell in love with a man whose paradise was just not for her.

    she decided to move on .......into a different phase or zone where she is not the same girl anymore (as shown in the video)

    now only the memories of her are present in the mind of the man who never payed attention to her.
    retratolec21on October 24, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is makin' me so bizz that i go like :) its a really good song!!!
    zazou002on September 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful song about the loss of her mother and the quest to keep her alive in her mind...the lost and the continuing search for her...the paradise she is talking about is where her mother is now that she is dead (regardless where that should be)...and that it's not for her...her face remains in her mind
    shentallon March 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYep. Basically she's singing about keeping the memory of her mother alive.
    KillMeFasteron March 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, it is NOT about her mother for reasons as said above. To me this song is about suicide, its as though shes talking about her own death, not mourning anothers.
    Alexis507on August 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBasically This was a performance video that opens the Geisha section of the show. The song is about suicide so we show Madonna getting ready to enter the " other side" It is a performance video so the story is really told by the lyrics and Madonna's intention as she delivers each line.
    - Dago González - director of paradise video
    Alexis507on August 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAutour de moi
    Je ne vois pas
    Qui sont des anges
    Surement pas moi
    Encore une fois
    Je suis cassée
    Encore une fois
    Je n'y crois pas
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    Means:
    und me I do not see Which is surely angels not me Once again I am broken Once again I do not believe in it.
    UsedXEyelineron November 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's official this song is about suicide. The video proves this, but the song has very obscure lyrics and it's hard to trace the meaning of it.

    I really wish someone could thoroughly explain this song.
    CoolForeveron April 09, 2008   Link

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