Rockin' The Paradise
by Styx

Album: Paradise Theater (1981)
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  • Paradise
    Whatcha doin' tonight? (Whatcha doin', whatcha doin')
    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 (whatcha doin', whatcha doin')
    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 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

    Come on 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 rocking in paradise)
    Rockin' in paradise (you know we're rocking tonight)
    Rockin' the paradise tonight (yeah we gnona rock)
    Rockin' in paradise (rock, rock, rock, rock, in paradise)
    Rockin' the paradise tonight
    Rockin' in paradise
    Rockin' the paradise tonight (come on, come on) Writer/s: DENNIS DE YOUNG, JAMES VINCENT YOUNG, TOMMY R SHAW
    Publisher: Wixen Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Steve from JacksonvilleMy brother Chris Hopkins did the art for the front and back cover for this album as well as the design for the etching on the vinyl. The dog “Sparky” on the marquee is our pet dog “Nicki”. He wasn’t suppose to put his name on the art but above the back marquee he signed his name.
  • Stukka63 from St.augustine,fla.This song is an amazing song.
    Dennis DeYoung tears it up.
    N Tommy Shaw n his jealousy just needs to let it go.
    Yeah Tommy, we all realize you are an extremely talented artist.
    Just let it go dude.
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