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The Other Side Of Paradise Lyrics

When I was young and stupid my love
Left to be a rock and roll star
He told me please don't worry
Wise little smile that spoke so safely
He booked a one way ticket
Out west that's where they'd make it
Six kids stuck in a bedsit
To sunswept...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jun 13th 2022 report

    There are definitely homoerotic tones to this song. It sounds like the singer fell in love with his close friend, and that friend/lover moved away to pursue his dreams of fame. When said friend/ex-lover found this so-called "fame" and fell in love with a woman, he called the singer to talk about his success. The singer is quite obviously bitter about his ex-lover finding success and someone else to love. Though the lyrics may be interpreted many ways as the song goes on, it seems like the singer goes on to kill the woman his ex-lover is now with out of jealousy and spite, clearly shocked at his actions, and possibly losing his mind. In any case, this is definitely not a completely heterosexual song, and suggesting so ignores the context in which it was written.

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Apr 7th 2021 report

    I think that this song is about a guy falling in love with his friend, who goes off to become famous at a young age. His friend then getting into a relationship, and he has to say goodbye to his "baby blue".

  3. anonymous
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    Jan 22nd, 21:44 report

    I feel like the song is about a two guys who are in love. One of them leaves to peruse his dreams of becoming famous, and assures his partner "Please don't worry." The guy who left for fame forgets about his young love, and finds a girlfriend. The singer is, as he should be, upset. The lyrics "but I settle for a ghost" picture the fact that the singer has never gotten over his lost lover. In the end, I think the singer shoots himself because of the lines "The bullet hit but maybe not" followed by "It hits my head and I feel numb." The singer continues to talk about how he feels numb, indicating how he died.

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 5th report

    i see this song as a reference to the great Gatsby, i dont know why but it strikes me as very similar, the guy who left is Jay Gats, the guy that was singing is nick carraway, and the lady that the guy met is daisy

    also the name 'the other side of paradise' is similar to Fitzgerald's books titles 'this side of paradise'


    i am not sure though, this is just how i see it

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 21st report

    I think it's the story of a woman who's lover left to be a star, thus meeting a new woman, she finds out and shoots the woman, regretting what she did, she thought of doing the same to herself, but instead relayed the story to a son/daughter

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 17th 2021 report

    I agree everyone saying it was about the lost of a lover/best friend that the person fell in love with however I don't think that the song has anything to do with murder and the "hope that bullet misses you" line is based on the phrase "dodged a bullet".

    I think that this could either mean that the lost love/ friend gets out of the rockstar lifestyle that he is currently in or that they (the lost lover/ friend) don't fall in love again or breaks up with their girlfriend.

    Idk so much about the last paragraph but so far I stand with my first one.

  7. anonymous
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    Nov 4th 2021 report

    Same person here!

    I believe that the lyrics might mean that the person singing, Fell in love with his best friend,said best friend left him and told him not to worry. The friend then finds and girl and falls in love with her. When his best friend tells him about, the singer becomes angry and jealous but hides it on phone. But out of rage he possibly killed the girl and might have shot his lover.

  8. anonymous
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    Nov 4th 2021 report

    I believe that the lyrics might mean that the person singing, Fell in love with his best friend,said best friend left him and told him not to worry. The friend then finds and girl and falls in love with him. When his best friend tells him about, the singer becomes angry and jealous but hides it. But out of rage he possibly killed the girl and might have shot his lover.

  9. anonymous
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    Jun 1st 2021 report

    A woman was dating this guy and he went of to become famous. He meets a lady and he becomes close to her.
    The original lady he dated has a meltdown and kills him by the lyric"the bullet hit but maybe not" and "bye bye baby blue"

  10. anonymous
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    Mar 12th 2021 report

    I think this is about someone leaving to get rich and famous, leaving a friend behind... the person who left then meets a girl, and they have a relationship. He tells the person he left about it, and they aren't really happy about the fact that they're stuck while their friend is out having lots of money and a relationship.


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