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

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Written by: Eric Patrick Clapton, Will Jennings

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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



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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
'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."



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Good Guitarist

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

Patrycja Dylag

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SparkleFluff

@Ashlie Pienal Read the description of the video, it explains there.

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@CheB Real Was thinking the same thing.

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Candice Matthew

I play this every year as a tribute to my daughter who passed away from cardiac arrest, as a 3 1/2 month infant.
I was blessed with 4 sons.
Ariel was my only girl.

revelationmd

@Angela Phoenix There are no words that can ease such a loss. I'm so sorry from the UK.

Harold Coburn

I play this for my son who passed away 6 years ago... I know your pain he was 9 he’s be 15 this year .. I am blessed to have 2 boys 3 girls and a grand daughter.... he was named after me and my father .... and I miss him terribly

Love Only

🥺🤍🕊

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