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Song title: Paradise


Paradise

Where the river runs black
I take the schoolbooks from your pack
Plastics, 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


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 30/07/2002 Convention Hall, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 13/08/2005 Pontiac Theatre, Vancouver ,Canada

Song 'history':


Published on THE RISING, in 2001.
Played once in the whole Rising tour (13/09/2003 FedEx Field, Washington,DC ,USA)
Bruce inserted it 12 times in the setlists of the Devils and Dust tour

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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