Church On Sunday - Green Day - Welcome To Paradise
Label: T. Rex Records - TRCD 145 • Format: CDr Unofficial Release • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock
It is the fifth track Serge Lama - A lOlympia 1974 their third studio album, Dookieand was released as the second single from the album on October 4, The original version of the song appeared as the third track on their second studio album, Kerplunk. The Dookie version was later included on the band's compilation album International Superhits!
The song peaked at number 56 on the Hot Airplay chart. It is based on the band's experience moving out of their parents' houses and into an abandoned house in Oakland, California where the band members, along with a number of others, lived without paying rent.
The house Church On Sunday - Green Day - Welcome To Paradise quite broken-down but to them it became home, and this feeling is described in the song. It's about West Oakland, living in a warehouse with a lot of people, a bunch of artists and musicians, punks and whatever just lived all up and down, bums and junkies and thugs and gang members and stuff that just lived in that area.
It's no place you want to walk around at night, but it's a neat warehouse where you can play basketball and stuff. The song is played with the guitar tuned a half-step down, as are many of their Dookie songs. The song is sung as Billie is talking or sending a message to his mother, after moving out of her house.
The first verse is Armstrong talking to his mother after three weeks of leaving her place, telling her that he's scared about being on his own. The second part describes Armstrong writing to her after six months of living at Changing All The Time - Smokie - Changing All The Time own place, now being happy to live on his own.
A video was released for the song. It features the band playing live, while the studio version from the Dookie album is playing during the band's performance. The other being "Macy's Day Parade". The song was also featured in the trailer for Couples Retreat. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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