Welcome to Paradise

1994 single by Green Day

Welcome to Paradise is a song by rock band Green Day. It first appeared on their second album Kerplunk in 1992. A new version appeared on the album Dookie in 1994.[1]

Song meaning change

The song is about young people moving out of their parents' home.[1]

The song was written by Billie Joe Armstrong.

Music video change

The music video shows Billie Joe (Green Day's singer) playing a West Oakland citizen who watches a dangerous notoriety caused by a group of thugs then he goes home to watch the citizens and what they do each day.

Differences between Kerplunk and Dookie version change

The Kerplunk version has a slower sound and the Dookie version is more fast-paced and also both versions have slightly different lyrics. The original version of the song from Kerplunk was not a single but the Dookie version was.

The album cover for Dookie in fact, shows a comedic depiction of chaos happening in West Oakland.

In the booklet for the Dookie album a cartoonish drawing in West Oakland is shown.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 Eric Banas. "Billie Joe Armstrong On Which Green Day Hit He Thought People Would Hate". WMMR. Retrieved September 4, 2020.