The Cheesy 80s & Love

As a yoot of the 80’s, we had lots of cheesy songs. ‘Almost Paradise’ was one I liked at the time, but now that I hear it again after 22 years of wedded blitz & holy acrimony, there’s actually a lot in it– it’s not just ‘Lurv is god’. Not that big-hair queen Ann Wilson or leather-pantsed Mike Reno were mediaeval Dante scholars, but just listen:

“Almost paradise.. we’re knocking on heaven’s door..
I swear that I can see forever in your eyes…
And in you arms, salvation’s not so far away
It’s getting closer– close ever day..”


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