805: Paradise City
Title text: Take me down to the paradise municipality / where the grass is mauve and the girls aren't fromthisreality.
Cueball is singing the opening lines of Guns N' Roses' 1987 song "Paradise City". Here, he changes the word "city" in every panel with a synonym, and then completes the lyric with a new rhyme, usually an awkward one because he has chosen difficult words to rhyme with. As the song continues, the "paradise city" goes through an increasingly dark progression into chaos and then dystopic totalitarianism.
The "Orwellian regions" line is a reference to the George Orwell book Nineteen Eighty-Four, in which a totalitarian government enforces loyalty in its citizen through brainwashing.
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- [Cueball sits on a box playing a guitar and singing.]
- Cueball: Take me down to the paradise city where the grass is green and the girls are pretty.
- Cueball: Take me down to the paradise village where the grasses burn and those cute girls pillage.
- Cueball: Take me down to the fire-charred counties where the law's restored by Canadian mounties.
- Cueball: Take me down to Orwellian regions where they retrain girls using cortical lesions
- Cueball: Take me down to the paradise borough where the grass is labeled 'cause the girls are thorough. Ohh, won't you please take me hooome...