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#952753 - 03/31/12 04:44 PM Song Challenge #49 Heaven  
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Hi Everyone! There has been an interesting thread in the general forum concerning heaven. Soooo ... let's write a song about it. The theme will be Heaven, of course. It could be about how you picture heaven, whether you think you will go there, or if you want to go there, or you could tie the idea into the here and now ... whatever you want or whatever your thoughts about heaven are. It could be funny, respectful, serious, religious or not. Up to you.

The parameters: The main idea of the song can be about something else but the word heaven should appear either in the chorus or in a repeating line in the verses (if you aren't using a chorus.)

The goal of our "Song Challenges" is to write songs/lyrics on demand within set parameters. We don't critique each other's songs in this thread (but you can say you like someone's song if you want to.) Please post your original works. If you have already written a song/lyric that fits within the parameters, please feel free to post it.



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#952771 - 03/31/12 05:26 PM Song Challenge # 49: "HEAVEN" [Re: Jean Bullock]  
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I'll jump in first, Jean, but with an 'oldie'. Just happened to have a song called "Heaven" in my archives. smile

It was one of the first lyrics I wrote, so is much longer than I'd dare write now. wink

The atmospheric bedtrack had already been written, and when I heard it, I immediately envisaged a sort of 'film noir' gangster scenario.

http://soundcloud.com/user1251525/heaven

Jay - Vocals & Keys
Dave - Original Music, Guitars & Mix
Mark - Bass
Bill - Lead Guitar
John - Drums
Donna - Lyrics

Heaven

(v1)
Nicky the Nose can sniff out danger
Spot a phony who's on the make
Smash the intentions of any stranger
A quick once-over is all it takes

(v2)
Harry the Horse has an eye for the ladies
Mainly one type matches his taste
Likes her mean, darker than shady
Svelte in black leather, a whip at her waist

Chorus
Grown men and their terrible toys
Closer to Heaven when they were still boys
They like their cars sleek with body-sized trunks
Are easily offended by snitches or drunks
An angel in Hell
Has their names on his list
Written in fire so none can be missed
He's watched them from birth
As they work to create
Their Heaven on earth

(v3)
Tony the Traveller went too far
A secret send-off is what he needs
He’s being picked up in the Family car
For a short-notice trip to Eternity

(v4)
Sal and his Caddy are part of the game
He rolls to the curb as his eyes start to search
Moves to the window to take better aim
Knocking the Mother of God from her perch

Chorus
Grown men and their terrible toys
Closer to Heaven when they were still boys
Mack and his knife make a pretty sharp pair
They'll skin you alive without turning a hair
An angel in Hell
Has their names on his list
Written in fire so none can be missed
He's watched them from birth
As they work to create
Their Heaven on earth

(v5)
Here comes Louie, thinking Life is so grand
Sal in his Caddy does not miss a beat
Leans from the window, weapon in his hands
Louie does his bullet-dodging dance on the street

(v6)
They take what they want at the drop of a gun
Power and luxury, pleasure and fame
Murder and mayhem, some do it for fun
Good or evil, to them it’s the same

Chorus
Grown men and their terrible toys
Closer to Heaven when they were still boys
No more fedoras or pin-stripe suits
But they still know how to make concrete boots
An angel in Hell
Has their names on his list
Written in fire so none can be missed
He's watched them from birth
As they work to create
Their Heaven on earth

Copyright: 2008 Donna Devine


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#952783 - 03/31/12 06:49 PM Re: "HEAVEN" [Re: DonnaMarilyn]  
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Hi Jean!!

I took a look in my little black book
Found a couple that would fit
I know I have another too
I'll have to look for it....


This first one was written back in 2009 when someone (I think it was Midnite Bob but I could be wrong) was looking for a lyric to fit into a play or musical about Jesus if he were alive today. I never offered it as I think that I found out the play's idea or theme wouldn't have fit the lyric, forgive me but I can't remember exactly....anyway

"Don't They Know"[size:8pt]
©2009 Lynn Orloff[/size]

As I walk these city streets
With just sandals on my feet
Doesn’t seem like much has changed from long ago
Seems like people are the same
Different faces, different names
In a hurry who knows where with all their woes

Don’t they know how much I love them, don’t they know how much I care
Can’t they see that I’m the Savior, who descended Heaven’s stairs
With a promise and a passion, and a way to set them free
If they’d only, if they’d only, if they’d only look at me


I could take away their pain
If they’d simply call my name
I’m so close and still they cannot see my face
If they’d only look my way
Say the words they need to say
But they hurry back and forth within their maze

Don’t they know how much I love them, don’t they know how much I care
Can’t they see that I’m the Savior, who descended Heaven’s stairs
With a promise and a passion, and a way to set them free
If they’d only, if they’d only, if they’d only speak to me


Bridge
Why do they struggle endlessly, when I have what they need
I long to come into their hearts, if only they’d believe


Don’t they know how much I love them, don’t they know how much I care
Can’t they see that I’m the Savior, who descended Heaven’s stairs
With a promise and a passion, and a way to set them free
If they’d only, if they’d only, if they’d only trust in me

------------------------

"Mom's Spaghetti" (Children's Song)
(c)2012 Lynn Orloff

Nothing’s quite as good as mom’s spaghetti
Nothing I can think of that’s for sure
When there’s ever some left over I will ask her
Mom can I please have another plate full more

Mom’s spaghetti, Mom’s spaghetti
It’s like heaven on a plate oh yes oreee
Mom’s spaghetti, Mom’s spaghetti
Hope there’s still some on the stove waiting for me


Though she likes to make a lot of different dishes
And I’m sure she is the best cook in our town
There is one meal I could eat Sunday to Sunday
Her spaghetti tastes the best when going down

Mom’s spaghetti, Mom’s spaghetti
It’s like heaven on a plate oh yes oreee
Mom’s spaghetti, Mom’s spaghetti
Hope there’s still some on the stove waiting for me


When I hear that pot of water start to boil
And I smell tomato sauce dance in the air
Well she doesn’t have to call me to the table
Cause my hands are washed and I’m already there

Mom’s spaghetti, Mom’s spaghetti
It’s like heaven on a plate oh yes oreee
Mom’s spaghetti, Mom’s spaghetti
Hope there’s still some on the stove waiting for me


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#952820 - 04/01/12 01:01 AM Re: Song Challenge # 49: "HEAVEN" [Re: DonnaMarilyn]  
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Thanks, Donna. The song fits into the theme nicely.


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#952823 - 04/01/12 01:41 AM Re: Song Challenge # 49: "HEAVEN" [Re: Jean Bullock]  
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Good Evenin' Mz Jeannie B!

My Best-Ever on this Subject's "WHERE THE HELL IS HEAVEN?" (C) 2002, music by Sue Shoshana-Braun, on my "Sessions With Sue" CD at CDBaby.com.... Lyrics are:

I've Been Searchin' a Lifetime
Hoped I Was Closer Every Day
But Every Time I Thought I Was Near It
Prospects Kept Slippin'-Away...(So)

(CHORUS)
WHERE THE HELL IS HEAVEN?
Where Are The Streets of Gold?
WHERE THE HELL IS HEAVEN?
& Is It Only For The Old?

I've Been Searching for Completion
Look For That Feeling All The Time
But Every Step I Thought I Was Closer
Led to A Much Longer Climb...So

(CHORUS)
WHERE THE HELL IS HEAVEN?
Where All The Angels Fly?
WHERE THE HELL IS HEAVEN?
& Is It Good-Enough-To-Die?

(BRIDGE)
I Hear All Men Talk of It
Some of Them Whisper It
Others Shout Time & Again..
But None Can Explain Just What-It's-Like
In That Place Where There Ain't No Rain
I'm Hearin' Rainbows
I'm Hearin' Happiness
I'm Hearin' No Cares At-All
But I Wish I Had a Little Better-Description
So I'd Have No Reservations & Call...

(CHORUS) So
WHERE THE HELL IS HEAVEN?
Only A State-of-Mind?
WHERE THE HELL IS HEAVEN?
Hope Y'Don't Have to Leave This ALL Behind
Yeah, WHERE THE HELL IS HEAVEN
So Hard to Get There From Here
WHERE THE HELL IS HE-A-VEN...
Hope God Makes It Perfectly-Clear--

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#952827 - 04/01/12 02:11 AM Re: "HEAVEN" [Re: Lynn Orloff]  
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Two. Two. Two for the price of one. Thanks for posting, Lynn.


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#952828 - 04/01/12 02:14 AM Re: Song Challenge # 49: "HEAVEN" [Re: "Tampa Stan" Good (D)]  
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Well, this song sure has its ups and downs, Stan. LOL. Thanks for posting and (also for trying to vote for me. Cyber hugs!)


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#952840 - 04/01/12 09:20 AM Re: Song Challenge # 49: "HEAVEN" [Re: Jean Bullock]  
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Heaven
© words and music by C. Stewart ( March 31, 2012 )



I'm in heaven
Cause you're with me
We're in heaven
And we smile

I'm in heaven
You're my angel
We're in heaven
We are one

You're wearing my hand painted ring
I play guitar and start to sing

We're in heaven
We're in heaven

I'm in heaven
Picking flowers
We're in heaven
So in love

I'm in heaven
Life is golden
We're in heaven
Dancing slow

As the rest of the world disappears
Love is the only sound I hear

We're in heaven
We're in heaven

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#952904 - 04/01/12 05:46 PM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: Jean Bullock]  
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How's this grab ya? wrote especially for this challenge while on the throne... grin

I Wouldn't Know Heaven If I Stepped In It

My folks gave so much
they sacrficed their life
anything that would help us kids
they'd opt to live in strife

Mom would cancel that vacation
Dad would drive an ole heap
to help them pay for my guitar
and college wasn't cheap

Well, some people wanna know
how that place works up above
I woudn't know Heaven if I stepped in it
but I've known love

I have an older brother
to whom I looked up to
anything that he would try
that's what i'd wanna do

He'd crush a baseball a country mile
i'd crush one half as far
but he was always there to save my hyde
in the playground or in the bar

So, some people wanna know
how that place works up above
I woudn't know Heaven if I stepped in it
but I've known love

I've seen plenty of places that look like hell
downtown Newark
or as my Mom said "my room"
and it bores me to tears
to see this Evangelist here
trying to save me from doom

no, no one really knows
how that place works up above
I woudn't know Heaven if I stepped in it
but I've known love

Last edited by December Rock Star; 04/01/12 05:47 PM.
#952906 - 04/01/12 06:01 PM Re: Song Challenge # 49: "HEAVEN" [Re: Calvin]  
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#952907 - 04/01/12 06:02 PM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: December X]  
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found it....

"Angels Cryin Heaven's Rain"
(c)2012 Lynn Orloff (needs melody pls)

Lookin' out my window pane
Lookin' at the fallin' rain
Not all raindrops are the same
I've finally come to know

My baby wasn't feelin' well
Doctor said that only time would tell
And it wasn't long until my baby fell
Into the arms of God

What I'm feelin' isn't ordinary pain
And this rain ain't ordinary rain
Just angel tears fallin' to the ground
It took the longest time for me to know
There's a rain that falls down soft and slow
It's because somebody's soul is heaven bound
It's just the angels cryin' heaven's rain


There's the rain that we've all come to know
That helps the grass and grain to grow
That lets the rivers keep their flow
Yeah that's one kind of rain

Then there's tears of joy that the angels shed
When a baby's born, or two people wed
Or when someone's goin' home again
Angels cryin' heaven's rain

What I'm feelin' isn't ordinary pain
And this rain ain't ordinary rain
Their angel tears fallin' to the ground
It took the longest time for me to know
There's a rain that falls down soft and slow
It's because somebody's soul is heaven bound
It's just the angels cryin' heaven's rain


Yeah I'm sittin' here alone, and while I cry my tears of pain
It somehow comforts me to know, angels cry down heaven's rain


Cos this pain ain't no ordinary pain
And this rain ain't no ordinary rain
It's angel tears falling to the ground
It took the longest time for me to know
There's a rain that falls down soft and slow
It's because somebody's soul is heaven bound
It's just the angels cryin' heaven's rain



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#952908 - 04/01/12 06:03 PM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: December X]  
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Hi, Rock Star! Thanks for posting. I can see where you got your inspiration. LOL


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#952909 - 04/01/12 06:09 PM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: Jean Bullock]  
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No, actually it's a great hook and pretty good lyric. The throne is just where I wrote it.


#952911 - 04/01/12 06:26 PM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: December X]  
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Gonna work on a new one though Jean for a challenge is a challenge......


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#952930 - 04/01/12 10:59 PM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: Lynn Orloff]  
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“It’s For Certain There’s A Heaven
©2012 Lynn Orloff

(progressive Chorus)(needs melody) wink

Not too many things I’m really sure of
Though two and two still equal four
And it’s a guarantee my dog will bark
When someone knocks at my front door

Outside of that well things get murky
Who knows just what tomorrow brings
And though I do not know the future
I’m fully certain of one thing…

Yeah I'm certain there’s a heaven, cause the good book tells me so
I even made a reservation, took care of that long time ago
Oh yeah I'm certain there’s a heaven, where I'll walk the streets of gold
There’s alot I am unsure of, but there’s a heaven I just know


Just like the sun sets every evenin'
Then peeks it’s head again at dawn
I will like clockwork have my coffee
Then grab the paper off my lawn

And mother nature has her cycles
That all repeat a million times
But I realize change can happen
Since God’s in charge of His designs

But it’s for certain there’s a heaven, I feel it deep down in my soul
And though I’ve never ever been there, when I get there I'll be home
Yes I’m convinced there is a heaven, where angels sing in jubilee
Although there’s questions I can’t answer, I know that heaven waits for me!(Although the world may change and rearrange, I know that heaven waits for me)


Possible bridge
Some people think I'm crazy they ask how can I be so sure
I tell them when you know the truth, the truth can't be ignored

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#952949 - 04/02/12 12:53 AM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: December X]  
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Originally Posted by December Rock Star
No, actually it's a great hook and pretty good lyric. The throne is just where I wrote it.




LOL


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#952950 - 04/02/12 01:04 AM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: Lynn Orloff]  
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#953034 - 04/02/12 01:28 PM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: Lynn Orloff]  
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That was quick. Loved the reservation line. Thanks for posting. grin


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#953192 - 04/03/12 10:45 PM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: Jean Bullock]  
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Oops. Did I just press submit?


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#1000664 - 03/22/13 12:51 AM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: Jean Bullock]  
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ALL THE ABOVE
(Kurt Fortmeyer/Luke Robinson)

I spent half my lifetime running crazy
Dancing to the beat of my own drum
But I've been thinking 'bout tomorrow lately
And all of the tomorrows yet to come

People ask why I follow Jesus
I tell them if you really want to know
I've got a long list of reasons
That Heaven is the place I want to go
It's not one single thing I'm thinking of
It's all the above

I walked in the clouds up in Colorado
Thinking 'bout the day I'll get my wings
I took a ferry ride in San Francisco
But there's another Golden Gate that I'd like to see

People ask why I follow Jesus
I tell them if you really want to know
I've got a long list of reasons
That Heaven is the place I want to go
It's not one single thing I'm thinking of
It's all the above

Bathing in the glory of the Master
Seeing my baby sister after all these years

People ask why I follow Jesus
I tell them if you really want to know
I've got a long list of reasons
That Heaven is the place I want to go
It's not one single thing I'm thinking of
It's not one single thing I'm thinking of
It's all the above
It's all the above


I love words. They say so much.

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#1009826 - 05/28/13 10:14 AM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: Kurt Fortmeyer]  
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2UMtWjRy2o

“HEAVEN IS SMILING”

I have seen the colors that love brings
I hear music in the wind
Calling painting me to your side
Our love can’t be denied

Heaven is smiling
Heaven is smiling
When I look into your eyes
Angels dance in rainbow skies

No frowns never down, when you’re near
Happiness knows no tears
You give color to and light my dreams
We are one, we are a team

Heaven is smiling
Heaven is smiling
Smiling on this love we share
Blessing us you are my prayer
Angels dance they realize
That our love can’t be denied

#1010472 - 06/01/13 09:01 PM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: Stanj3]  
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Hi Everyone and thanks, Jean for starting this one. Years ago I had cowritten one w/ a very dear friend of mine entitled Heavens Window Pane. Thanks for the opp to share this one. Hope everyone enjoys.
You may hear it here >>> http://marilynoakley.com/songs/Heavens%20Window%20Pane.mp3

Heaven's Window Pane
(c) Marilyn Oakley/Sharon Crews

Verse:
Dad and I could never agree on anything
Leaving wounds for angry words to sting
So at sixteen I packed and hit the road
Anywhere was better than living at home

Build:
Tens years later, here I am at his side
For a bad heart was taking his life
Lost are years we'll never see again
But I forgive my dad, 'cause I love him

Chorus:
When I had looked into daddy's eyes
Tears fell like rain
Didn't want to say goodbye
Have him looking down from
Heavens window pane
Sorry we had to part
Dad, please forgive my heart
Never wanted it this way
Not have him looking down
From Heavens window pane

Verse:
The link between our hearts broken long ago
Father, daughter words spoken, echo in my soul
Ten years worth of days, forever gone
Hoping to make it up before he moved on

Build: I remember when I was at his side
When a bad heart was taking his life
Lost are those years we'll never see again
But I forgive my dad, cause I miss him

Chorus: Repeat

Bridge: Daddy, my heart's missing you
I'm married now, with a child of my own
He has asked about Grandpa
And I told him about your new home

Chorus: Repeat




#1010474 - 06/01/13 09:11 PM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: Stanj3]  
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Hi Stan, Enjoyed your Heaven Is Smiling.
Kurt, loved your All The Above.
Lynn, Enjoyed the read on It's For Certain There's a Heaven and Angels Cryin Heavens Rain.
December, enjoyed your lyric very much.
Calvin and Tampa, thanks for sharing your lyrics, enjoyed the read.
Enjoyed your song very much, Donna.

Thanks everyone for sharing. smile

~Marilyn

#1010502 - 06/02/13 06:32 AM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: Marilyn Oakley]  
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Hi Marilyn,


A very touching lyric, and this part is very powerful...


The link between our hearts broken long ago
Father, daughter words spoken, echo in my soul



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#1011642 - 06/11/13 06:49 PM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: Jean Bullock]  
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Aint no taxes in Heaven

1st Verse

Well here it is April 15th again
Crops have fallen cause there aint’ been rain
Still Uncle Sam wants me to pay my share
It’s kinda hard to do when aint nothin’ there

2nd Verse
Oh went to buy me 40 dollars of gas
Man that ole jeep goes through it fast
Bout’ 50 percent of it goes to tax
Uncle Sam’s tryin’ to break my back

Chorus
Oh thank the Lord there’s no taxes up in heaven,
No 20 percent or 15 or even eleven
God understands the common man
Forgives his debt 70 times 7
Oh thank you Lord
Aint no taxes in heaven

God don’t tax you for the work you done
He won’t tax you just for having fun
He aint anything like Uncle Sam
That self-righteous bastard that don’t give a damn

Chorus
Oh thank the Lord there’s no taxes up in heaven,
No 20 percent or 15 or even eleven
God understands the common man
Forgives his debt 70 times 7
Oh thank you Lord
Aint no taxes in heaven

Tag
Think I’ll keep my change and give it to the reverend
Oh thank you Lord…. Aint no taxes in Heaven

Copyright 06-11-2013 Derek Hine BMI all right reserved

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#1011685 - 06/12/13 12:46 AM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: Derek Hines]  
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I'M A LITTLE LATE--BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, WHEN IT COMES TO HEAVEN!
REVISED VERSION

DIGGIN’ AT HEAVEN’S DOOR
© 2013 Mackie Humphries

V1
Clinton stumbled from the canyon
Ragged and parched from the sun
He'd been minin’ there for gold again
Indians jumped him workin' his claim.
He escaped down an old mine shaft
And headed across the desert fast
With a shovel, gun, and canteen
He’ll be pannin’ for gold again.

CH
He looked up to Heaven
Prayin’, “Thank you Lord
For savin’ my scalp”........
“I owe you once more”.....
“I know I can’t offer much
But one day I’ll score”.....
“Wanna stake my claim with you
And be diggin’ at heaven’s door.”

BR
Clinton wrote out a simple will
Surviving his recent ordeal
"All gold I find or ever mine
Belongs to heaven when I die."

...................SOLO...................

LIFT
Ten years passed he strikes the Golden Chord
Now Clinton’s riches will work for the Lord.

CH
He looked up to Heaven
Prayin’, “Thank you Lord
For savin’ my scalp”........
“I owe you once more”.....
“I know I can’t offer much
But one day I’ll score”.....
“Wanna stake my claim with you
And be diggin’ at heaven’s door.”

OUTRO
He’s been gone now since sixty-nine
But folks still look up and imagine
On a clear dark night Clinton’s still diggin’
Yes, He’s diggin’ for Heaven
Diggin' at Heaven's Door…2X (fading)...........


Mackie

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#1012108 - 06/15/13 05:44 AM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: Mackie H.]  
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Hi Jean,
I wrote a song about heaven once, but it was descriptive to my point of view without mentioning heaven but once,( raisin' up and goin' thru that white light or tunnel so they say), so I guess it really doesn't qualify as far as fitting the parameters. I got the words laid down somewhere, I don't save to much of my writing.... I'll try'n find 'em and post 'em. Robert Taylor did me the honors!


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#1025265 - 10/03/13 09:27 AM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: nightengale]  
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"Heaven Is Smiling"

I have seen the colors that love brings
I hear music in the wind
Calling painting me to your side
Our love can’t be denied

Heaven is smiling
Heaven is smiling
When I look into your eyes
Angels dance in rainbow skies

No frowns never down, when you’re near
Happiness knows no tears
You give color to and light my dreams
We are one, we are a team

Heaven is smiling
Heaven is smiling
Smiling on this love we share
Blessing us you are my prayer
Angels dance they realize
That our love can’t be denied

#1025286 - 10/03/13 04:00 PM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: Stanj3]  
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REVISED MY "DIGGIN' AT HEAVEN'S DOOR" above: Better late than never!


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#1026412 - 10/17/13 02:59 PM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: Mackie H.]  
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People talk about heaven too much
Like it's a place that they can see
Little do they know that heaven's right here
And it's what you are to me

I hear choirs of angels
When I hear you speak
I feel the warmth of love
When I feel your kiss upon my cheek

I see the light of eternity
Behind your beautiful eyes
It beckons me in
And I will never
blah'
blah blah

People talk about heaven too much
Like it's a place that they can see
Little do they know that heaven's right here
And it's what you are to me

that's what I have so far.
corny.

#1031063 - 11/30/13 07:13 PM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: PopTodd]  
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Thanks for the new additions, Folks. Nicely done. I had forgotten that Stan had submitted lyrics for this challenge. He must be smiling at me now as I read them again.


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#1031230 - 12/02/13 06:31 PM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: Jean Bullock]  
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(Vs)
Son I know how you're feeling
I'm feeling the same way
I know that you're still reeling
from what's happened here today

(Vs)
I can't take your pain away
when my pain's still so strong
but listen to what I say
What your mom knew all along

(Ch)
She had to leave for heaven's sake
to help decorate the pearly gates
To help God prepare our mansion where we'll stay.
Now don't lose faith for heaven's sake
The good Lord doesn't make mistakes
We'll all be together again some day
She took a journey we all must take
We just have to wait...for heaven's sake

(Vs)
This morning was the best day
I think we've ever had
Yea mom always had a way
to bring joy when we were sad

(Vs)
Remember what she told you
when she smiled that big last smile?
"Angels here to see me through
say they'll make it all worthwhile"

(Ch)
I have to leave for heaven's sake
to help decorate the pearly gates
To help God prepare the mansion where you'll stay
Now don't lose faith for heaven's sake
The good Lord doesn't make mistakes
We'll all be together again some day
It is a journey we all must take
You just have to wait...for heaven's sake
(Bridge)
All those months of being sick
she still taught us how to laugh
never once complaining "it's not fair"
Lets cry because we miss her
but take comfort in where she's at
Someday we're going to see her there

(Ch)
She had to leave for heaven's sake
to help decorate the pearly gates
To help God prepare our mansion where we'll stay.
Now don't lose faith for heaven's sake
The good Lord doesn't make mistakes
We'll all be together again some day
She took a journey we all must take
We just have to wait...for heaven's sake

© L. James Tanner

#1036510 - 01/18/14 11:52 PM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: L. James Tanner]  
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Sorry I saw your post so late, James. Thanks for posting and meeting the challenge.


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#1037168 - 01/25/14 02:04 PM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: Jean Bullock]  
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I didn't even realize you were still doing these challenges but once I saw this I couldn't help but thinking of some of the popular songs concerning heaven, such as Donovan's "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" and "Heaven's Just a Sin Away" by the Kendalls. Will have to check my archives to see if I have ever come up with one on this subject. If not, I'll try to craft one.

Peace,
Brian

#1038797 - 02/07/14 09:39 PM Re: Song Challenge #49 Heaven [Re: L. James Tanner]  
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This is a beautiful well written lyric.
Dennis Wright


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