Green Day - Welcome To Paradise [Live]

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  • Published: 27 October 2009
  • © 2011 WMG

    "Welcome To Paradise" by Green Day from 'Kerplunk,' available now. Directed by Mark Kohr.

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    Website: greenday.com/

    "Welcome to Paradise" Lyrics:
    Dear mother,
    Can you hear me whining?
    It's been three whole weeks
    Since that I have left your home
    This sudden fear has left me trembling
    Cause now it seems that I am out here on my own
    And I'm feeling so alone

    Pay attention to the cracked streets
    And the broken homes
    Some call it the slums
    Some call it nice
    I want to take you through
    a wasteland I like to call my home
    Welcome To Paradise

    A gunshot rings out at the station
    Another urchin snaps and left dead on his own
    It makes me wonder why I'm still here
    For some strange reason it's now
    Feeling like my home
    And I'm never gonna go

    Pay attention to the cracked streets
    And the broken homes
    Some call it slums
    Some call it nice
    I want to take you through
    a wasteland I like to call
    my home
    Welcome To Paradise

    Dear mother,
    Can you hear me laughing
    It's been six whole months
    Since that I have left your home
    It makes me wonder why I'm still here
    For some strange reason it's now
    Feeling like my home
    And I'm never gonna go

    Pay attention to the cracked streets
    And the broken homes
    Some call it the slums
    Some call it nice
    I want to take you through
    a wasteland I like to call my home
    Welcome To Paradise
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Comments • 3 939

  • Orochi
    Orochi  2 days back

    Whole still listens to this song today?

    • purplerain 816
      purplerain 816  3 days back

      Why have you not aged Mike?

      • Andrea QG
        Andrea QG  4 days back

        This is one of my favorites songs from Green Day

        • Duck
          Duck  1 weeks back

          This is just the original song played over a live performance

          • CarLord Gamet
            CarLord Gamet  1 weeks back

            sheldon tbbt <3

            • Tony Webb
              Tony Webb  2 weeks back

              this is just the studio version not live

              • Fast Wank
                Fast Wank  2 weeks back

                1:31 Billie spited at the croud

                • April
                  April  2 weeks back

                  I loved Green Day so much in the 90’s, and I absolutely worshipped Billie Joe. He made my 13-year-old heart flutter.

                  • Amber_pops133 Lee
                    Amber_pops133 Lee  3 weeks back

                    Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt wrote the lyrics to this song about a slum in Oakland where they lived together for a while as teenagers - they had a band at the time called Sweet Children. Armstrong explained: "It's about West Oakland, living in a warehouse with a lot of people, a bunch of artists and musicians, punks and whatever just lived all up and down, bums and junkies and thugs and gang members and stuff that just lived in that area. It's no place you want to walk around at night, but it's a neat warehouse where you can play basketball and stuff."


                    The video was compiled from footage shot when Green Day performed the song at the San Francisco club Slim's on February 1, 1994 - the same day Dookie was released. As shown in the video, the crowd of about 500 went absolutely nuts. Green Day would soon be playing to much larger crowds that showed a similar enthusiasm.

                    This was first released on Green Day's 1992 Kerplunk LP on Lookout! Records. When the band signed to the major label Reprise Records and cut the album Dookie, they re-recorded the song and included it on the album. It was one of 2 old Green Day songs they recorded during the Dookie sessions - they also re-recorded "409 In Your Coffeemaker" which originally appeared on their first EP, 39 Smooth.

                    That song did not make it onto Dookie but was released on the international "Basket Case" single.

                    Green Day's drummer Tre Cool wrote the guitar riff for this song, and Billie Joe Armstrong wrote the drums. In their early days, Green Day would often swap positions in the band.


                    The forebear to this song is a track called "Sweet Children," which Green Day released in 1990 on an EP issued by Skene! Records (Sweet Children is also the name of the band Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt were in before they called it Green Day). This EP was sold at the band's early shows; if you listen to the melody, you'll hear how it was repurposed into "Welcome To Paradise."

                    Tre Cool said of this song: "It's like, 'Everything sucks but we're having fun anyway.' We'll look you in the eye and still smile, even if horrible things are happening."

                    So that’s the meaning and facts about this song

                    • andyjmwm
                      andyjmwm  3 weeks back

                      This.....isn't live

                      • Adanizio Costa
                        Adanizio Costa  3 weeks back

                        EUU AMOOO ESSSA MUSICAAAAA PQP Q MUSICA FODAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA DO KARAIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....... AMO ESSAS PARTES 0:11 E 1:11

                        • Adanizio Costa
                          Adanizio Costa  2 weeks back

                          Então é nois kk.. Pensei q eu seria o único br que ama essa musica

                        • 軽いAdriano
                          軽いAdriano  3 weeks back

                          Adanizio Costa Ohh eu que amo 😏

                      • Amber133 Lee
                        Amber133 Lee  1 months back

                        It's about West Oakland, living in a warehouse with a lot of people, a bunch of artists and musicians, punks and whatever just lived all up and down, bums and junkies and thugs and gang members and stuff that just lived in that area. It's no place you want to walk around at night, but it's a neat warehouse where you can play basketball and stuff" - Armstrong.

                        The song is not only about a 'slum' that the author used to live in, it's also about leaving your parents' house. When you leave home and start a life of your own, you don't always get a house with 3 bedrooms and a swimming pool right away. In fact, most of the time you have nothing and have to live in some broken house with a bunch of friends. At first it scares you ("Dear mother, can you hear me whining..."), you panic and doubt you will ever succeed in this independent life you've decided to live, you think of quitting everything and going back home ("It makes me wonder why I'm still here..."). But people adapt to just about everything and soon you make friends and get used to your new living conditions. The new place becomes your home ("For some strange reason it's now feeling like my home").

                        Some call it slums, some call it nice" - it's only slums when you look at it from a distance. But when you live and breathe it - it becomes nice because it is your home. Not your parents' home, but one of your own - and it's Paradise.

                        Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt wrote the lyrics to this song about a slum in Oakland where they lived together for a while as teenagers - they had a band at the time called Sweet Children. Armstrong explained: "It's about West Oakland, living in a warehouse with a lot of people, a bunch of artists and musicians, punks and whatever just lived all up and down, bums and junkies and thugs and gang members and stuff that just lived in that area. It's no place you want to walk around at night, but it's a neat warehouse where you can play basketball and stuff."

                        • Ozzy Hyena
                          Ozzy Hyena  1 months back

                          After moving out and feeling all the feelings in this song it just makes me love and appreciate it nore

                          • Nothings Somthing
                            Nothings Somthing  1 months back

                            And this is why their Gods favourite band

                            • Tf2_Kid 2006
                              Tf2_Kid 2006  1 months back

                              I barely notice that green day also made american idiot lolz

                              • Peanut Butter Apples
                                Peanut Butter Apples  1 months back

                                90s Green Day is way better than Green Day now.

                                • Angel De la Rosa
                                  Angel De la Rosa  1 months back

                                  Alguien en 2019 aquí? 😱 Qué tiempos! Qué canción, que banda... ¡Dios mío son increíbles!

                                  • xxdeath xx
                                    xxdeath xx  1 months back

                                    when green day was punk ... not the bullshit of nowdays

                                    • 1,000,000 sub channel no video ROBLOX Lolurfat96 2

                                      Why dose Green Day remind me of Scooby-Doo

                                      • Private Property
                                        Private Property  1 months back

                                        Hell yeah

                                        • Stephen Whaley
                                          Stephen Whaley  1 months back

                                          It really sounded like the original track. Super imposed on top of some live shit.

                                          • nemuchan
                                            nemuchan  1 months back

                                            added in 2009
                                            copyright 2011

                                            "keerplunk available now"

                                            wtf am i reading ?

                                            • LuberKnight
                                              LuberKnight  2 months back

                                              ¡¡¡Viva el reggaeton!!!

                                            • ShaolinEvoli
                                              ShaolinEvoli  2 months back

                                              they were so youuuung omg

                                              • Jhonatan Elias Raymundo Chulluncuy

                                                2019 «3

                                                • Kevin
                                                  Kevin  2 months back

                                                  Those kids are having a blast! Jealous...😅

                                                  • Adanizio Costa
                                                    Adanizio Costa  2 months back

                                                    0:11 I love this part of the song 1:11

                                                    • Cachimbo Tv
                                                      Cachimbo Tv  2 months back

                                                      Like si eres fan de Green Day

                                                      • Paloma Cabrera
                                                        Paloma Cabrera  2 months back

                                                        2019?❤🤘

                                                        • brian brewer
                                                          brian brewer  2 months back

                                                          Comments respectfully?it's the internet you fucking skappnut faggots

                                                          • Kendrick H. Rhee
                                                            Kendrick H. Rhee  2 months back

                                                            Billie Joe’s guitar tone is so underrated imo.... pretty hard to emulate that sound

                                                            • ACTUALLYRICH
                                                              ACTUALLYRICH  2 months back

                                                              Look at the Modrobes! The 90s fucking rocked. Rip good music.

                                                              • Hussein Darajati
                                                                Hussein Darajati  2 months back

                                                                I've made a remix of my favorite track "She's A Rebel" please check it out:
                                                                https://youtu.be/NbXQcWMHTD0

                                                                • Abigail Novy
                                                                  Abigail Novy  2 months back

                                                                  Take me to 1994

                                                                  • Chris Carranza
                                                                    Chris Carranza  2 months back

                                                                    2019!!!! Still here

                                                                    • Miles Prower
                                                                      Miles Prower  2 months back

                                                                      I wonder if that individual trying to walk over the crowd got beat up or not...

                                                                      • SmellyBacon
                                                                        SmellyBacon  2 months back

                                                                        I wasn't born in the time this song came out but I prefer this kind of music than today's kind.

                                                                        • Ágnes Gyebnár
                                                                          Ágnes Gyebnár  3 months back

                                                                          Felismerhetetlenek, de a zsenialitás már meg van, szenzációs!

                                                                          • Air miles Travel and more

                                                                            Take a moment to think in the 90s kids who listened to Green Day were all punk and tough and went without parents and Green Day was playing in dark dirty loud crowded places but now everyone is so tame and they all just go with there parents to outside concerts kind of just waving there arms and nodding there head dam people were so much more cool and fun back in the 90s and early 200s but now it’s so tame

                                                                            • mr.albert __
                                                                              mr.albert __  3 months back

                                                                              I wish people were like this nowadays, I'm 13 and I'm the only person in my school who doesn't listen to pop or rap

                                                                              • Jack La Matta
                                                                                Jack La Matta  3 months back

                                                                                Loneliness embraces us only when we have lost the resources to fight the reality that we do not accept

                                                                                • Ayrton Senna
                                                                                  Ayrton Senna  3 months back

                                                                                  1.4 k people weren’t welcome to paradise

                                                                                  • Dylan Taft
                                                                                    Dylan Taft  3 months back

                                                                                    They just don’t make music like this anymore. 2019 really sucks.

                                                                                    • Daniel Hermosa García
                                                                                      Daniel Hermosa García  3 months back

                                                                                      Mucho mejor que American Idiot incluso. Mas simple y mas Punk

                                                                                      • Jaume Melis
                                                                                        Jaume Melis  3 months back

                                                                                        putes guiris

                                                                                        • Israel Martínez
                                                                                          Israel Martínez  3 months back

                                                                                          Vaya temazoooo !!!!! Green day!!!! ✌👌💣💣💣🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝😍😃💖

                                                                                          • Cagão O Tal Do Mula
                                                                                            Cagão O Tal Do Mula  3 months back

                                                                                            2:13 what is this?

                                                                                            • PersonMan1
                                                                                              PersonMan1  3 months back

                                                                                              its hard to believe famous people are humans