Stevie Wonder — Pastime Paradise
Album: Songs In The Key Of Life
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Released: 1976
Length: 3:20
Plays (last 30 days): 2
They've been spending most their lives living in a pastime paradise
They've been spending most their lives living in a pastime paradise
They've been wasting most their time glorifying days long gone behind
They've been wasting most their days in remembrance of ignorance's oldest praise

Tell me, who of them will come to be?
How many of them are you and me?
Dissipation
Race relations
Consolation
Segregation
Dispensation
Isolation
Exploitation
Mutilation
Mutations
Miscreation
Confirmation
To the evils of the world

They've been spending most their lives living in a future paradise
They've been spending most their lives living in a future paradise
They've been looking in their minds for the day that sorrow's lost from time
They keep telling of the day when the savior of love will come to stay

Tell me who of them will come to be?
How many of them are you and me?
Proclamation
Of race relations
Consolation
Integretion
Verification
Of Revelations
Acclamation
World salvation
Vibrations
Stimulation
Confirmation
To the peace of the world

They've been spending most their lives living in a pastime paradise
They've been spending most their lives living in a pastime paradise
They've been spending most their lives living in a future paradise
They've been spending most their lives living in a future paradise
We've been spending too much of our lives living in a pastime paradise
Let's start living our lives, living for the future paradise
Praise to our lives living for the future paradise
Shame to anyones life for living in the pastime paradise
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Stevie at the top of his game
 (Banned) wrote:
defaction
 
. . . is not a word.
 thewiseking wrote:
constipation, eructation, inflammation

 
defaction
 rhw wrote:

No need to shout, Grandpa. 

 
you are correct (sorry!)
oh oH OH OH OH
i like this a lot
{#Dancingbanana_2}
 DocStrangelove wrote:
SO MUCH BETTER THAN RAP

 
Harmonies mostly missing in Rap, not so with this tune off a great album.
constipation, eructation, inflammation
 rhw wrote:

No need to shout, Grandpa. 

 
L0L
Too much repit...ation for my taste.  Still gets my 8 vote though.
AMISH PARADISE!

Weird Al if you missed it , one of his best! Bill please play it dude
The horror, the horror...
 DocStrangelove wrote:
SO MUCH BETTER THAN RAP

 
No need to shout, Grandpa. 
SO MUCH BETTER THAN RAP
 bm.deavenport613 wrote:

But the cover wouldn't even be,  without the original. I like both versions, and Weird Al's parody. But gotta give props to Mr. Wonder.

 
You should google on youtube gansters paradise with stevie and coolio..its a live version and both songs mixed together {they perform together}. its great!
{#Sunny}
 lethias wrote:
1st time hearing this song in my life. I guess the original never managed to get to my country.

 
You must not listen to RP often... feels like one of the ONLY Stevie songs that gets played.... over and over.....
Know how they say that behind every great man is a woman? In the case of Stevie Wonder, it was Sylvia Moy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/18/arts/music/sylvia-moy-songwriter-who-worked-with-stevie-wonder-dies-at-78.html?_r=0
1st time hearing this song in my life. I guess the original never managed to get to my country.
So overplayed… Next! 
 thewiseking wrote:
constipation, inflammation...
 

 
... masturbatioooooooon.  This song forces me to sing out immaturely.