We've been spending most our lives
Living in the Gangsta's Paradise
We've been spending most our lives
Living in the Gangsta's Paradise

We keep spending most our lives
Living in the Gangsta's Paraside
We keep spending most our lives
Living in the Gangsta's Paraside

Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise lyrics meaning

Meaning

The chorus is a reworking of Stevie Wonder's song 'Pastime Paradise' from the album 'Songs In The Key Of Life'. The chorus line, 'Gangsta's Paradise', neatly sums up the contradictory tone of the song - conjuring up the image of a dangerous ghetto that is also somehow looked upon as a nirvana.

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