Every (good) song tells a story

https://i1.wp.com/img296.imageshack.us/img296/8813/200pxtearsinheaven0qf.jpgShuffle mode in my iTunes suddenly played Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven”, spurred up some nostalgia; I dugged in YouTube and found a Video of the song.

On March 20, 1991 at 11:00AM, Eric Clapton’s son Conor, who was four and a half, died when he fell from the 53rd-story window of his mother’s New York City apartment, landing on the roof of an adjacent four-story building. Clapton’s grief was heard on the song “Tears in Heaven” (on the soundtrack to the 1991 movie Rush), co-written with Will Jennings, which won a Grammy award. Clapton was distraught for months afterwards!

TEARS IN HEAVEN LYRICS

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven
Will 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 knee
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
Will 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

Cause I know I don’t belong
Here in heaven

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