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    Cory Morrow / Lyrics

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    "Paradise" Lyrics

    Cory Morrow feat. Pat Green

    When I was a child, my family would travel
    To western Kentucky, where my parents were born
    And there's a backward old town that's often remembered
    So many times that my memories are worn

    And daddy won't you take me back to Mulenberg county
    Down by the Green River, where Paradise lay
    Well I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in askin'
    Mr. Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

    Well sometimes we'd float right down the Green River

    To an abandoned old prison down by Atry Hill
    Where the air smelled like snakes and we'd shoot with our pistols
    But empty pop bottles was all we would kill


    Then the coal company came, with the world's largest shovel
    And they tortured the timber and stripped all the land
    Well they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken
    Then they wrote it all down as the progress of man


    When I die let my ashes float down the Green River
    Let my soul roll on up to the Rochester dam
    I'll be halfway to Heaven with Paradise waitin'
    Just five miles away from wherever I am

    This song was submitted on December 2nd, 2013 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Warner/chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by John Prine.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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