What a beautiful world, so fragile and fertile
Pain feel the void, when boy met girl
He's a puppet to nature, one year later now
So deeply and sickly in love, it makes him hate her
The average romanticized American relationship, sinks capsize
When either side becomes a slave to it
Conditioned, dependent, afraid to be alone
He needs that feeling that he can't create, (alone?)his own(home?)
He despises the fact she has a life outside of them
It drives him crazy to think she's not insanely consumed with him
Give her the guilt trip
And maybe she'll quit livin' to stay behind these prison walls
And lose all individualism
Well this is happiness, masochistic torture, plagued by the decadent, craved for affection
The needle digs deep to push contentment through his blood stream, it drowned now hollow
The pothole of a junkie
If he could only hear her sing he wouldn't want to break her wings
But emptiness has such a warm subtle sting
She makes up for what he lacks - trapped
He can't imagine life without someone like that

If we'd discover the long lost art dying
Only the lonely resent angels for flying
Twisted, living off each other's sickness, like parasites
This is paradise
If we'd discover the long lost art dying
Only the lonely resent angels for flying
Addicted, afraid to take control of my own life
This is paradise

What a beautiful world, emotionally destroyed
(Her?) became girl(?), when girl met boy
Between several breakups and plenty relapses
Routine read comfort led to serious attachment
Now every once in a while she forgets to breathe
Terrified of losing 'em, paradise is misery
Too much faith in the lifesaving knight in shining armor
Now what knight's noticing - the scar she can't hide any longer
But they were her story way before he was
It's grows hope to think that he would feel such deep cuts
At first it felt so right but after one too many fights
He turned out that hallway light and all the wonder turned to spite
So they sleep in the same bed with guns to each other's heads
Dead the romance, boiling the blood that painted roses red
Suffering from post-honeymoon's disease, leeched to his whole existence
To die if he decides to live (?)
Addicted to the way she feels when they spend time together
Detouring the now in a childish attempt to find forever
Despite the fact they hold each other heart to heart
You can't be that close to somebody without being so far afar


Sigh, this is the most obscure sound I've ever heard
Those lonely giant spaces in between your every word
And maybe I'm totally crazy for holdin' on
But just cause I'm insane don't mean that I'm wrong
Now that shit gone I can't sleep at night, I barely even function right
My memories on overdrive, too hungry and too cold to cry
Miss the companionship I once took for granted
The way you helped me manage, the partnership that vanished
But I don't expect you to stay chained by the ankle
There's so much world to see, so, fly free my angel
I'm dying without you but it's teaching me to live
Heaven ain't something someone else can give it's all inside of me


There's so much world to see, what's stopping me from flying free?
There's so much world to see, that's stopping you from flying free?

Lyrics submitted by ~earthworm~, edited by toodrunktodream

Paradise Lyrics as written by Sigidi Bashir Abdullah Paul Rose

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    General Commentso painfully and hatefully true.
    anewkindof_meon September 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentone of the best songs i've ever heard. every word just rings so true.
    Armadaon January 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is by Eyedea & Abilities, not Eyedea (solo).
    gimmeanicknameon August 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me it's about a couple who both are addicted to drugs. They are co-dependent to each other (Twisted, living off each others sickness, like parasites), afraid to be brave and get help, so they stay in a very unhealthy relationship.

    "There’s so much world to see, what’s stoppin’ you/me from flyin’ free?"
    Afraid of losing the one they love. Yet their insecurities enable them to love each other more than they love themselves, so they keep feeding the vicious cycle of addiction and co-dependency.
    Even though its torture living an addicted lifestyle.. yet its paradise to them because they dont know anything better. They feel secure and not so alone.

    Addicted, afraid to take control of my own life.. Being addicted to something while being single is hard enough.. Most addicts are afraid of change. Most don't remember what its like to be sober or to have a managable lifestyle. But once you're in a relationship who is an addict, it's 10 times harder. You think you're goonna die. Losing the one you love to take a step to love yourself. And once you realize you want to love yourself more than you love that someone else it can happen... And you can finally be free... because really there is so much world to see.

    This is how I relate to this song.. I've been through it, and it really fucken sucks.. But Eyedea illustrates it beautifully.

    kbabion October 16, 2010   Link

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