Tears in Heaven

Would you know my nameeric_clapton_tears_in_heaven_s
If I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
‘Cause I know I don’t belong here in heaven

Would you hold my hand
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand
If I saw you in heaven?
I’ll find my way through night and day
‘Cause I know I just can’t stay here in heaven

Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees
Time can break your heart, have you begging please, begging please

Beyond the door there’s peace I’m sure
And I know there’ll be no more tears in heaven

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
‘Cause I know I don’t belong here in heaven

The loss of a loved one can be a devastating reality.  But knowing that the dearly departed is now in a good place where there is only peace and happiness may offer some consolation to the bereaved.  Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven” encapsulates this message very well.

Released in 1992 and appearing in the soundtrack of the film, Rush, Clapton co-wrote the song with Will Jennings.  The song was the Clapton’s way of coping with the death of his 4 year-old son who fell from the 53rd floor window of his mother’s friend’s New York City apartment.

“Tears in Heaven” is one of those funeral songs which is perfect for those who are grieving for the sudden loss of a son or a daughter.  It has been commonly played in the funeral services of someone who has passed on so young.

But it can also be a great song for coping with the loss of a husband or wife, mother or father or a great friend.  The lines “Beyond the door, there’s peace I’m sure / And I know there’ll be no more tears in heaven” offer solace to the bereaved that their deceased loved ones are happy and at peace, wherever they may be.

 

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