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Paradise Lost
Swan Songs1
Length: 3:11
Released: September 2, 2008
Writers: Deuce, Don Gilmore,
Johnny 3 Tears
Producer: Don Gilmore
Key: D minor
Tempo: 129 BPM
Album: Hollywood Undead
Swan Songs

Paradise Lost is a song from Hollywood Undead's debut album, Swan Songs.

Background

Johnny 3 Tears explained this song to Artist Direct: "Deuce and I worked on that song together. It's my thoughts on Christianity and the Western World. It's a little more serious than most Hollywood Undead stuff is, but we wanted to make a song of that magnitude. That's pretty much it. The Midwest and the Red States have this blind belief in everything. Everyone else is struggling to fix the world, while they're just trying to hold it in place where it shouldn't be. They're just martyrs for whatever they believe. I have strong disagreements with the whole thing. Not with Christianity, but what people do as a product of that. We wanted to make a song that impacted people to look in a different direction around them instead of upwards."

Official Lyrics

Johnny 3 Tears: So watch my chest heave as this last breath leaves me
I am trying to be what you're dying to see
Feel like, "fuck, man, can't take this anymore, this heartbreak," this
It's life that's so thankless, how could he just forsake us?
It breaks us, he makes us, hate us, he gave us
Nothing but no trust and I am so fucked up
So let this gun bond us, let's hide by this lust
And once we are just dust, he'll know that he loved us!

Deuce: Let it all burn, I will burn first
God, I've tried, am I lost in your eyes?
Just let me burn, it's what I deserve
God, I've lied, am I lost in your eyes?

Johnny 3 Tears: So take me and make me weak and then save me
This hate that you gave me keeps saying the same thing
To sing when you hurt and to sing when you cry
To sing when you live and to sing when you die
And here at the end, at the end of the hurt
All the pain ain't the same when it's your turn to burn
We're the heart for the heartless, the thoughts for the thoughtless
The lies for the honest, we're the gods of the godless

Deuce: Let it all burn, I will burn first
God, I've tried, am I lost in your eyes?
Just let me burn, it's what I deserve
God, I've lied, am I lost in your eyes?

So cry three tears for me
Deuce and Johnny 3 Tears: When it's all gone, sing me this song
Deuce: So cry three tears for me
Deuce and Johnny 3 Tears: When it's all gone, when it's all gone!

Johnny 3 Tears: I cannot stand who I am, I'm this man
With this blood on my hands, in this blood, I am damned
So watch my wings burn as they burn in the fire
Don't scatter the ashes, no need for the choir

Deuce: Let it all burn, I will burn first
God, I've tried, am I lost in your eyes?
Just let me burn, it's what I deserve
God, I've lied, am I lost in your eyes?

Deuce and Johnny 3 Tears: This hate that you gave me keeps saying!
Just let me burn, just let me burn
This hate that you gave me keeps saying!
Just let me burn, just let me burn

Burn!
Deuce: (Now!)
Deuce and Johnny 3 Tears: Burn!
Deuce: Just let me burn
(Now!)
Deuce and Johnny 3 Tears: Burn!
Burn!

Personnel

Hollywood Undead
Additional
  • Ben Grosse - mixing
  • Mark Kiczula - engineering
  • Fox Phelps - additional programming
  • Danny Lohner - additional engineering, additional guitars, additional programming
  • B.C. Smith - programming

Trivia

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