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Music
"Paradise (Not for Me)"
Length 6:33
Writer(s) Madonna
Mirwais Ahmadzaï
Producer(s) Madonna
Mirwais Ahmadzaï

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Gone

"Paradise (Not for Me)" is a song off Madonna's eighth studio album Music.

Background

Paradise (Not For Me) was the first collaboration between Madonna and Mirwais. The song was recorded in 1999 to be featured on Mirwais' album Production. It gave fans a first glance at the new style approach that Madonna was taking for her new album. Only later was decided that this song was in fact to be included on the Music album. For Madonna's album the track was slightly re-arranged; the instrumental part in the middle of the song is longer than the version on Mirwais' record. The song states that despite the fact that Madonna no longer relates to her former self, the entire world is still inundated with images of that person. She may be a different person now, but what she did in the past will always exist and be taken as who Madonna is.

Composition

The song has encompassing diverse musical, textual and visual styles in its lyrics. Musically, it draws influence from Edith Piaf.

Lyrics

I can't remember
When I was young
I can't explain
If it was wrong
My life goes on
But not the same
Into your eyes
My face remains
(I've been so high)
I've been so down
(Up to the skies)
Down to the ground

I was so blind
I could not see
Your paradise
Is not for me

Autour de moi
Je ne vois pas
Qui sont des anges
Surement pas moi
Encore une fois
Je suis cassee
Encore une fois
Je n'y crois pas
All around me
I could not see
Who are the angels
Surely not me
Once more again
I am broken
Once more again
I don't believe it

I've been so high
I've been so down
Up to the skies
Down to the ground

There is a light
Above my head
Into your eyes
My face remains

I've been so high
I've been so down
Up to the skies
Down to the ground

I can't remember
When I was young
Into your eyes
My face remains

Into your eyes
My face remains

I've been so high
I've been so down
Up to the skies
Down to the ground

I've been so high
I've been so down
Up to the skies
Down to the ground


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