Run To Paradise – The Choirboys

Seminal hard rock band The Choirboys formed in Sydney in 1979,  they had a string of minor hits reaching the mid 20’s on the Kent Music Report (the forerunner of the ARIA charts) Run To Paradise peaked at Number 11 on the KMR in early 1988, it is considered a classic piece of Oz Rock and one of the all time great Australian hit songs. There has been a lot of conjecture about what the song is about and band members refuse to confirm or deny that it is about using heroin.

Run To Paradise

Baby, you were always gonna be the one
You only ever did it just for fun
But you run to paradise
Jenny, I’ll meet you at the grocery store
You don’t need a friend when you can score
You run to paradise

Johnny, we were always best of friends
Stick together and defend
But you run to paradise
And Mamma, now don’t you worry ’bout me anymore
And I see you crying at the door
When I run to paradise

That’s right, they had it all worked out
You were young and blonde and you could never do wrong
That’s right, they were so surprised
You opened their eyes up
(opened their eyes up)
Opened their eyes up

You don’t want anyone
(You don’t, you don’t, open your eyes up)
You don’t want anyone
(You don’t, your no fool)
Don’t tell me, this is paradise
(Open your eyes up)
You don’t want anyone
(You don’t, open your eyes up)
You don’t want anyone
(You don’t, your no fool)
Don’t tell me, this is paradise

Good times, why’d I let them slip away
Why’d I let them slip away
Cause I lived in paradise
Run to paradise
Run to paradise
Run to paradise

Jesus say’s it’s gonna be alright
He’s gonna pat my back so I can walk in the light
(That’s right !)
You don’t mind if I abuse myself
So I can hold my head up
(Hold my head up)
Hold my head up

You don’t want anyone
(You don’t, hold your head up)
You don’t want anyone
(You don’t, your no fool)
Don’t tell me, this is paradise
(Open your eyes up)
You don’t need anyone
(You don’t need anyone, you don’t)
You’ll tell me, this is paradise

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