About Paradise

Paradise is an extended play (EP) by British-American musician Anohni, released on 17 March 2017 by Secretly Canadian. The lead single, also titled "Paradise", was released on 26 January 2017. As with Anohni's previous album, Hopelessness, Paradise features collaborations with Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never. The EP includes seven tracks, one of which called "I Never Stopped Loving You" has not been publicly released and was able to be acquired by sending Anohni, via her e-mail address, a personal e-mail sharing with her ". ..a sentence or two what you care most about, or your hopes for the future. Send this to me instead of the dollar you used to send me in the olden days." 


 Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons!

World without end
Sinks into the earth

Crying life
The shifting beauty

My mother's love
Her gentle touch
My father's hand
Rests on my throat

Myself, I'm here, not here
As a point
Of consciousness
As a point

World without end
Sinks into the earth

My crying life, my crying life
Kaleidoscope (without escape)
Sinks into the earth

Staring at myself
I feel giant and trapped
Without escape

I'm stuffed inside
My eternity
I'm here, not here
As a point of consciousness

World without end, oh
Sinks into the earth

My, my crying life, my, my crying life
Kaleidoscope, kaleidoscope (dream against me)
Hopeless, hopeless, hopeless, hopeless (dream against me)

Here, myself, here, here

 Struggling with Paradise? Become a better singer in 30 days with these videos!


Anohni (styled as ANOHNI; born Antony Hegarty, October 24, 1971) is an English-born singer, composer, and visual artist. She was formerly known as Antony, the lead singer of the band Antony and the Johnsons. Anohni was born in Chichester, England. Her family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1981. In 1990, she moved to Manhattan, New York to study at the Experimental Theater Wing at New York University, where she founded the performance art collective Blacklips with Johanna Constantine. She started her musical career performing with an ensemble of NYC musicians as Antony and the Johnsons. Their first album, Antony and the Johnsons, was released in 2000 on David Tibet's label Durtro. Their second album, I Am a Bird Now (2005), was a commercial and critica… more »

0 fans

Written by: Anthony Hegarty, MATTHEW BIRCHARD ROSS

Lyrics © WARP MUSIC LIMITED, Universal Music Publishing Group, Songtrust Ave

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

10 facts about this song

"Paradise" is a song from the EP extension of "HOPELESSNESS," which was the debut album by Anohni, released on 17th March 2017.
The song features a unique combination of genres, with a strong emphasis on electronic and experimental pop.
The musical piece was created in collaboration with Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke, who have contributed in Anohni’s prior works as well.
The song's lyrics focus on environmental issues, presenting a perspective in the aftermath of an ecological disaster, which is a recurring theme in Anohni's work.
Anohni is highly praised for her musical style and her powerful and dramatic vocals in the song have added depth to its message.
Video Release
The accompanying music video for "Paradise" was directed by Colin Whitaker. It was released alongside the EP and featured a monologue by model and activist, Eliza Douglas.
The artwork for the Paradise EP was a portrait of Eliza Douglas - captured by artist Inez & Vinoodh, consistent with the video's theme.
Anohni did not perform much to promote the song due to her stance on not performing any live performances featuring HOPELESSNESS.
The song and the rest of the EP have received praise for their tackling of heavy themes like global warming and human negligence. Anohni’s powerful voice, the theatricality of statement and the engaging beats were lauded by critics.
Both the song and accompanying video contribute to Anohni's advocacy for social issues, cementing her as not just a musician but also a social activist.

Discuss the Paradise Lyrics with the community:



    Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:


    "Paradise Lyrics." STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 23 May 2024. <>.

    Missing lyrics by Anohni?

    Know any other songs by Anohni? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Watch the song video


    0     0



    Are you a music master?

    Which girl group had hits including Pure Shores and Never Ever?
    A Indigo Girls
    B Dixie Chicks
    C All Saints
    D Pussycat Dolls

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Anohni tracks

    On Radio Right Now


    Powered by

    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!

    Movies soundtrack