PARADISE

Album version


Where the river runs to black
I take the schoolbooks from your pack
Plastics and wire and your kiss
The breath of eternity on your lips

In the crowded marketplace
I drift from face to face
I hold my breath and close my eyes
I hold my breath and close my eyes
And I wait for paradise
And I wait for paradise

The Virginia hills have gone to brown
Another day another sun going down
I visit you in another dream
I visit you in another dream

I reach and feel your hair
Your smell lingers in the air
I brush your cheek with my fingertips
I taste the void upon your lips
And I wait for paradise
And I wait for paradise

I search for you on the other side
Where the river runs clean and wide
Up to my heart the waters rise
Up to my heart the waters rise

I sink 'neath the water cool and clear
Drifting down I disappear
I see you on the other side
I search for the peace in your eyes
But they're as empty as paradise
They're as empty as paradise

I break above the waves
I feel the sun upon my face


Info

PARADISE is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and released on his 2002 album The Rising. The above lyrics are for Bruce Springsteen's album version of PARADISE as released on The Rising.

Composition and Recording

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The Rising

The Rising is Bruce Springsteen's 12th studio album, released on 30 Jul 2002 on Columbia Records. It's Springsteen's first studio album in seven years and his first with the E Street Band in 18 years. The album was produced and mixed by Brendan O'Brien and recorded with the E Street Band between January and March 2002 at Southern Tracks in Atlanta, GA. It won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2003, and was also nominated for the Album Of The Year award.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Rising
Bruce Springsteen -- The Rising

The album features 15 new Springsteen compositions and clocks at 72:52.

Other Official Releases

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Live History: on-tour

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Live History: off-tour

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Covers

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The Hit Co. -- A Tribute To The Best Of Bruce Springsteen Box Set
The Hit Co. -- A Tribute To The Best Of Bruce Springsteen Box Set

Digital album - Planet Music (unknown catalog number) - unknown country, 2010

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album. It was also released the same year as three separate volumes: Long Live The Boss: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Vol. 1 1973-1985, Long Live The Boss: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Vol. 2 1980-1989, and Long Live The Boss: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Vol. 3 1990-2009. A Tribute To The Best Of Bruce Springsteen Box Set however includes two tracks not found on the three separate volumes. In 2012, the same tracks found on A Tribute To The Best Of Bruce Springsteen Box Set were distributed over three download-only digital Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp tribute albums: Working Class Heroes: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, Vol. 1, Working Class Heroes: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, Vol. 2, and Working Class Heroes: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, Vol. 3.
The Boss Band -- The Ultimate Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
The Boss Band -- The Ultimate Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

Digital album - Big Eye Music (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2011

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Déjà Vu -- Tribute To Working Class Hero Bruce Springsteen - Vol. 2
Déjà Vu -- Tribute To Working Class Hero Bruce Springsteen - Vol. 2

Digital album - Zulu (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2012

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Various artists -- I Hear You're From Australia - My Name's Bruce Too
Various artists -- I Hear You're From Australia - My Name's Bruce Too

2xCD - Laughing Outlaw (LOR160CD) - Australia, 2013

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. PARADISE is performed by Edward Deer & Miss Little.

Available Versions

List of available versions of PARADISE on this website:

PARADISE [Album version]

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