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Tears in Heaven
Eric Clapton Lyrics


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

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 you 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

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Eric Patrick Clapton, Will Jennings

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Arzu Aziz.

Lyrics:
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

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



MR Smit

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
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



Yvan Der

The story behind the song: "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton and Italian model Lore del Santo welcomed baby Conor into the world on August 21, 1986.

On March 19, 1991, Eric took Conor to the circus. It turned out to be the most special days they'd ever spend together as father and son.

At the time, Eric was struggling with alcohol addiction, but it was his desire to be a good dad that get helped him get non-indulgent to alcohol.

"When he was born, I was drinking and he was really the big reason that I went back to treatment because I really did love this boy," he recalled.

"I know he's a little baby, but he can see what I'm doing, and I'm tired of this. I realized I had to break the chain and give him what I never really had — a father," said Clapton.

The next morning, as Clapton was due to arrive to pick up Conor for another day out, this time to the Bronx Zoo and lunch at an Italian restaurant. Conor was running around the 53rd apartment in the New York high-raise building. A janitor had been working on the windows in the living room but one was still open. Clapton called out to the nanny to watch the child, but before she could react, Conor dashed past her, jumped out on the low window-ledge where he'd normally press his nose against the glass. He fell out of an open window from the 53rd floor. They said the window, about six feet high and four feet wide, was left open after it was cleaned by a housekeeper.

The devastating news made headlines around the world, and threw Eric into a tailspin.

"I remember looking at this beautiful face in repose and thinking, 'This isn't my son. It looks a bit like him, but he's gone.' " Clapton said.

However unknown to most people is that after Eric Clapton attended Conor's funeral in 1991, he quietly received a letter that would leave him speechless.

Conor wrote him a letter. Telling him how much he loved and missed him whenever he was away.

When Clapton was finally able to pick up a guitar again, he started arranging chords with the vision of his golden-haired son in his head. Before he knew it, he had written 'Tears in Heaven' as a tribute to his son, which would go on to be one of the greatest hits of the 90's and of his career. He also began raising awareness for childproofing windows and staircases.

In 2004, Clapton no longer plays "Tears in Heaven" live, having stated that he has moved past the emotional distress that inspired the song.

"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 there in heaven."



Diana Perez

I lost my Tata (Dad) on July 15, 2020 to the nasty virus Covid-19. The last time with him was the drive to hospital, where he was isolated. Our biggest fear was not knowing if he would come out of it. His condition everyday for that week was different...some days good others bad..then of course towards the end we were told there's nothing else we can do. Not the words you want to hear. We know he fought for his life. It hurts so much. 😭💔. One of the hardest things was to make that decision to let him go! Why!! Now I feel guilty.
They told us you don't want him suffering anymore. I know that's the truth but what about us!! What it did to us! The guilt of letting him go.😭 The fact that we couldnt be physically beside him in his final moments adds to the sorrow even more. The fact that he didn't know we couldn't be there not that we didn't want to be there. We feel guilty in so many ways but I apologized to him and asked for forgiveness if he felt that way.
We were blessed to do it through Facetime, but it was not the same.
I wanted to be the one holding his hand and comforting him! This virus took my Tata in exactly 14 days. I'm so angry that I lost him. I don't feel like I can live the rest of my life without him. A piece of me died with him.
Listening to this song, comforts my soul and gives me hope.

RIP Tata!! We love and miss you so much!!! You are gone but will NEVER be forgotten. You will forever be in our thoughts and prayers.
Prayers to all who have lost their lives to this virus too. To their families that they find peace snd comfort as well.
To everyone else, please stay safe and take precautions.



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Good Guitarist

The circumstances that made this song were horrible, but I am thankful for this masterpiece.

eramjr00

@Count Dank not the best correction

eramjr00

Did you know that all of his songs has meanings behind them

Lon Chaney

A masterpiece that makes me cry every time

Darcie B

Agreed

juan pablo mercado paredes

Yeah. 😀

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Mira Yenne

RIP to my brother who died last August 7 2020.. I hope that God will forgive you for all of the sins you've done here in the world..
Anyways ,I love this song and Eric Clapton is the best.. ❤

Bálint Pálhegyi

@Persy54 wtf dude, her brother has just died. RIP

Persy54

So instead of just wishing your brother to rest in peace, you felt it necessary to throw out his sins? Your judgmental ass will burn before he does. Eric Clapton might be the best, but you are the worst.

Rojar Rajbanshi

Rip

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