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When she was just a girl
She expected the world
But it flew away from her reach so

She ran away in her sleep
And dreamed of
Para-para-paradise, Para-para-paradise, Para-para-paradise
Every time she closed her eyes


When she was just a girl
She expected the world
But it flew away from her reach
And the bullets catch in her teeth
Life goes on, it gets so heavy
The wheel breaks the butterfly
Every tear a waterfall
In the night the stormy night she'll close her eyes
In the night the stormy night away she'd fly


And dreams of
Para-para-paradise
Para-para-paradise
Para-para-paradise
Oh oh oh oh oh oh-oh-oh
She'd dream of
Para-para-paradise
Para-para-paradise
Para-para-paradise
Oh oh oh oh oh oh-oh-oh-oh

La-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
And so lying underneath those stormy skies
She'd say, "oh, ohohohoh I know the sun must set to rise"

This could be
Para-para-paradise
Para-para-paradise
This could be
Para-para-paradise
Oh oh oh oh oh oh-oh-oh
This could be
Para-para-paradise
Para-para-paradise
This could be
Para-para-paradise
Oh oh oh oh oh oh-oh-oh-oh



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    UnregisteredDec 1, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    I think it's about being young, dreaming big, and believing anything is possible. But as you grow up, life is hard, and presents challenges, but she keeps the hope alive in her dreams. 'i know the sun must set to rise' - you have to go through bad times to have the good. She's still hopeful of reaching the 'paradise' in her life.
  • U
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    UnregisteredMay 31, 2012 at 8:39 pm
    The mainig of paradise to me by coldplay before i say furthermore. I think this songs matches my identity i've been searching the whole world to see if a song would talk to me and reach out to touch me. You guys did awsome i believe this song is about a girl who feels abandoned and mal treated by everyone. She cried a lot of times but whe she closed her eyes she saw a dofferent world above her. She knows their a place where she can be happy without any distrees if you guys ever think obut this song think about me i am nida applyrs a student from lauderdale lakes middle school. I'd never thiught i post something like this in my life. I wanted to be a muscican for a long but people thought of me as a good for nothing haitiangirl who doesn't have a life to live. I have a hard life on the everyday basis i justt wish people could see the inside instead of the outside. I have a big fore head but nobody gives a damn anymore about my feelings. As i write this message my eyes sting and make water fallls. I wish people could see the best of me. I feel alone and sometimes i wanna do suicide because i feel so depressed like a soul haunts me. I just somone who thought america is this sweet land with a lot of people who cared. I'm soffy for writing so much and letting me express my words of paradise,thank you :'(
  • U
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    UnregisteredDec 10, 2011 at 9:04 am
    This is a song about a girl who has a heart that has dreamt of paradise; yet -for whatever unknowable reason- it's always out of reach, or she winds up receiving anything but "what dreams are made of. " still, somehow, someway, she realizes that the sun must set to rise -somehow, someway, no matter how much pain she has gone through, she finds a way to believe that "this could be para (beside, alongside of, by, beyond) - para - paradise (an intermediate place for the departed souls of the righteous awaiting resurrection; a state of supreme happiness; bliss). In other words, despite her repeated attempts to expect the world, she finds herself within a deeper hole -yet, she is smart enough to consider what comes with reaching rock bottom...

    Love breaks the wings of a butterfly on a wheel; yet, a wheel is round, which has no end. Although every action has an equal and opposite reaction, love is never-ending. In order to become the very best -in order to achieve the very best -perhaps a person must face so many stormy nights, if he or she would like to arise to the highest level -that of paradise.
  • U
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    UnregisteredJul 7, 2012 at 2:53 am
    Makes me think about a girl who was so innocent and fragile and naive. 'the wheel breaks the butterfly' makes me think of how her dreams just got crushed and loads of people took advantage of her. So she retreated into a fantasy world for comfort where everything was okay and how she'd first imagined things would be. And a things slowly got worse and worse for her, she retreated further and further into her head,
    'every time she closed her eyes'.

    But she slowly comes to realise that the world isn't all bad and that maybe it could be a paradise 'this could be paradise' even if things aren't perfect. And she eventually comes to terms with the fact that although her life will never be what she dreamed of, it's better to live in the real world.
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    UnregisteredFeb 20, 2014 at 10:19 am
    This song connects to me, not only me but everyone. We plan to do so much with our life, but as the time passes the responsibilities and the conditions make us to be satisfied with the things we already have. Some try harder to make wishes come true, but some like me go to a sleep and dream of paradise.

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