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Paradise - A Cappella Cover (Mike Tompkins)
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Mike Tompkins has made this a capella/beatbox version of Coldplay's hit Paradise. Cool, isn't it?

You can watch the original video by Coldplay here.

When she was just a girl
She expected the world
But it flew away from her reach
So she ran away in her sleep
Dreamed of para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Every time she closed her eyes

Na na na na na na....

When she was just a girl
She expected the world
But it flew away from her reach
And the bullets catch in her teeth

Life goes on
It gets so heavy
The wheel breaks the butterfly
Every tear, a waterfall
In the night, the stormy night
She closed her eyes
In the night, the stormy night
Away she'd fly.

Dreamed of para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh

Dreamed of para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh.

La la la la la...

So lying underneath the stormy skies.
She said oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh.
I know the sun must set to rise.

This could be para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh.

This could be para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh.

O-o-oo-oooo

This could be para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh.

Thanks for watching, I hope you enjoyed this video. Stay tuned to see how I made this song. Before we go there, you help me out by clicking Like and sharing this on your Facebook and Twitter.

Para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh.







SHE EXPECTED THE WORLD= She thought she could get lots and lots of “things” (things, love, experiences, etc)

IT FLEW AWAY= This IT is “the world” from the previous line.

FROM HER REACH= Away, too far to reach.

IN HER SLEEP= While she was sleeping.

BULLETS= A metaphor for things that hurt you (a bullet is the ammunition you shoot with a gun)

GOES ON= Continues.

TEAR= Drops of liquid that fall from your eyes when you’re very sad or crying.

WATERFALL= (also FALL) A fall of water in a stream or river (see picture)

THE SUN MUST SET TO RISE= The sun must go down before night so it can go up again in the morning.

YOU HELP ME OUT= Using the subject YOU with an imperative form is colloquial or emphatic. To HELP OUT is the same as to help, especially in a particular situation of need.

Regarding this song's meaning, it is easier to explain in the context of the album. Martin told MTV News Mylo Xyloto is a story, explaining: "It's supposed to be about two people who grow up separately in a very big oppressive city, and they each are a bit lost in their lives." He added that the pair meet in a gang and fall in and out of love before getting back together at the end. The singer went on to say: "Paradise is about a girl really, the female half of the entire album, just about being a bit lost in the world and escaping through fantasy."

According to The Daily Mail, the song was inspired by the everyday childhood disappointments experienced by Chris Martin's then eight-year-old daughter

 
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