So whatcha doin' tonight?
Have you heard that the world's gone crazy?
Young Americans listen when I say there's people puttin' us down
I know they're sayin' that we've gone lazy
To tell you the truth we've all seen better days

Don't need no fast buck lame duck profits for fun
Quick trick plans, take the money and run
We need long term, slow burn, getting it done
And some straight talking, hard working son of a gun.

So, whatcha doin' tonight, I got faith in our generation
Let's stick together and futurize our attitudes
I ain't lookin' to fight, but I know with determination
We can challenge the schemers who cheat all the rules

Come on and take pride, be wise, spottin' the fools
Big shots, crackpots bending the rules
A fair shot here for me and for you
Knowing that we can't lose

And we'll be rockin' in Paradise
Rockin' the Paradise tonight
Rockin' in Paradise
Rockin' the Paradise tonight
Tonight, tonight...

[guitar solo...”go sparky go”...guitar solo conitinues]

Come on and take pride, be wise, spottin' the fools
Big shots, crackpots bending the rules
A fair shot here for me and for you
Knowing that we can't lose

And we'll be rockin' in Paradise
Rockin' the Paradise tonight (you know we’re Rockin’ in Paradise)
Rockin' in Paradise (we’re gonna rock you tonight)
Rockin' the Paradise tonight (everybody’s gonna...)
Rockin' in Paradise (...rock, rock, rock ya, rock ya, rock ya, rock ya...)
Rockin' the Paradise tonight (...rock ya, rock ya, rock ya, rock in Paradise...)
Rockin' in Paradise (...everybody...)
Rockin' the Paradise tonight (...come on, come on...)


Lyrics submitted by kevin

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    General Commentwhy no comments? this is a great styx song!
    sweetbaby17on August 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is sorta like the who's My Generation, except with more energy, and a a deeper connection to the problems that were/actually still are around in the world. He's basically saying that everyone's calling his (the young) generation lazy, and he is saying back that his generation can (if motivated) band together and make the world a better place by standing up to the negative and immoral figures in society. Kinda weird how this song was written in 1978 and all the stuff it's about still applies today!
    La_Grange57on November 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis one is really empowering!
    bear_hug20on October 28, 2009   Link

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