Paradise City is a song by Guns’n’Roses. I discovered it 4 years ago when I liked this guy. He was a rocker. So I wanted to give Rock a try. And I fell in love with it. This particular song means the world to me and I listen to it so often that I should be sick of it by now but I am not. It is the first song I listen to when I am incredibly happy and when I am utterly sad. It makes me feel all kinds of things. When I am happy, the guitar is really owerpowering which is the thing I like most in rock songs. I am in love with the guitar man. The word “home” in it also means a lot because “home” to me is a feeling you get when you are with the people you love. It is not really a place but it is often tied to a house. And when I am sad…the guitar is owerpowering as well actually because good rock music makes me feel alive so it lifts up the pain. The core of why I love this so much is because it somehow reminds me of the feeling I had when I liked this guy. That was when my father left us and he was the only good thing in my life at that time so it truly kept me alive.
This song is simply deep down in my heart. It flows in my blood. I like to think that I don’t have blood in my veins but rather poetry and Rock music. It grew so close to me that it is an undeniable, irreplacable part of who I am.
But Paradise City, it makes me feel amazing. Every Time. It is a mindset, it is a feeling, it is HOME.