Who Sang Pastime Paradise? Najee

Najee Najee Plays Songs From The Key of Life cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1995-11-7
length: 2:33
producer: George Duke
membranophone: Leon Ndugu Chancler
trumpet: Jerry Hey and Gary Grant
mixer: Erik Zobler
recording engineer: Erik Zobler
arranger: George Duke and Ray Parker Jr.
bass: Chuck Rainey
flute: Najee
guitar: Ray Parker Jr.
percussion: Paulinho da Costa
tenor saxophone: Dan Higgins
trombone: Reggie Young
strings arranger: Paul Riser
organ & synthesizer: George Duke
electric piano: Sylvester Rivers
assistant producer: Corine Duke
Some other versions of "Pastime Paradise"

Lyrics
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 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 sorrows gone 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 lives
Living in the pastime paradise

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Love's in Need of Love Today
  • 2 Have a Talk With God
  • 3 Village Ghetto Land
  • 4 Confusion
  • 5 Sir Duke
  • 6 I Wish
  • 7 Knocks Me Off My Feet
  • 8 Pastime Paradise
  • 9 Summer Soft
  • 10 Ordinary Pain
  • 11 Saturn / Ebony Eyes
  • 12 Isn't She Lovely / Joy Inside My Tears
  • 13 Black Man
  • 14 Nigiculela-Es Uno Historia / I Am Singing
  • 15 If It's Magic
  • 16 As
  • 17 Another Star
  • 18 All Day Sucker / Easy Goin' Evening