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The Eagles - The Last Resort 2 lyrics

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She came from Providence
The one in Rhode Island
Where the old world shadows hang
Heavy in the air
She packed her hopes and dreams
Like a refugee
Just as her father came 
Across the sea.

She heard about a place 
People were smiling
They spoke about the red man's way
And how they loved the land
They came from everywhere
To the Great Divide
Seeking a place to stand 
Or a place to hide.

Down in the crowded bars
Out for a good time
Can't wait to tell you all
What it's like up there
They called it paradise
I don't know why
Somebody laid the mountains low
While the town got high.


Then the chilly winds blew down
Across the desert
Through the canyons of the coast
To the Malibu
Where the pretty people play
Hungry for power
To light their neon way
And give them things to do.

Some rich men came and raped the land
Nobody caught 'em
Put up a bunch of ugly boxes
And Jesus people bought 'em
They called it paradise
The place to be
They watched the hazy sun
Sinking in the sea.


You can leave it all behind
And sail to Lahaina
Just like the missionaries did 
So many years ago
They even brought a neon sign: 
"Jesus is coming"
Brought the white man's burden down
Brought the white man's reign.

Who will provide the grand design?
What is yours and what is mine?
'Cause there is no more new frontier
We have got to make it here
We satisfy our endless needs 
And justify our bloody deeds
In the name of destiny 
And in the name of God.

And you can see them there
On Sunday morning
Stand up and sing about
What it's like up there
They called it paradise
I don't know why
You call some place paradise
Kiss it goodbye.
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Author: Don Henley, Glenn Frey

Composer: Don Henley, Glenn Frey

Publisher: Rhino Records


Released in: 1978

Language: English

Appearing on: Hotel California (CD) (2001) , Eagles Selected Works: 1972 - 1999 (Box Set) (2000) , Complete Greatest Hits (2003) , The Very Best Of The Eagles (2003) (2003) , Hotel California (LP) (1976) , Second Night Unplugged (1994) , Hell Freezes Over (1994) , The Best Of The Eagles - The Eagles Greatest Hits 1 (2015)

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