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Rockin' The Paradise

Written by Dennis DeYoung
Lead Vocals by Dennis DeYoung

So whatcha doin' tonight?
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.
Whatcha doin' tonight, 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
No more 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...

Paradise Theatre 1981 A&M Studio LP,Cassette, CD
Caught In The Act 1984 A&M Live CD
Greatest Hits Part 2 1996 A&M Compilations CD
21st Century Live 2003 Sanctuary Live CD
The Collection
May 3,
Spectrum Audio UK Compilations CD
Year Single Chart Position
1981 Rockin' the Paradise Mainstream Rock 8
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