Tears in Heaven
Eric Clapton Lyrics


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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 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

Overall Meaning

In these lyrics, Eric Clapton is dealing with the devastating loss of his young son, who tragically fell out of a window and died. The song is a hauntingly beautiful ballad wondering whether he will recognize his son in heaven, whether he will be the same as Eric remembers him, and whether he would come to his aid if he saw him there. Eric is asking these questions with an understanding that he will someday join his son in heaven but is struggling to cope with the idea of being separate from him until then. The lyrics are a poignant representation of the pain that comes with loss, and the hope that those we love remain with us long after they are gone. The chorus states that he doesn't belong in heaven yet, and must be strong and carry on until he can join his child once again.


Line by Line Meaning

Would you know my name
If I were to see you in heaven, would you still recognize me?


If I saw you in heaven?
If I were to see you in heaven, would everything be different?


Would it be the same
Is everything the same in heaven as it was on earth?


If I saw you in heaven?
If I were to see you in heaven, would you still be the same person?


I must be strong and carry on
I cannot give up and must be strong despite my pain


'Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven
I don't feel like I belong in heaven yet


Would you hold my hand
If I were to see you in heaven, would you reach out to me?


If I saw you in heaven?
If I were to see you in heaven, would I still need your help?


Would you help me stand
If I were to see you in heaven, would you help me stand strong?


I'll find my way through night and day
I'll keep moving forward through the pain


'Cause I know I just can't stay here in heaven
I know I need to leave this place because I don't belong here yet


Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees
Time can make you feel tired, hopeless and defeated


Time can break your heart, have you begging please, begging please
Time can make you feel vulnerable and weak, begging for mercy


Beyond the door, there's peace, I'm sure
Beyond this life, there's peace that I am certain of


And I know there'll be no more tears in heaven
I believe that there won't be any more sadness in heaven




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

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@odilebams

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



All comments from YouTube:

@vidaradhiya

Just lost my son 2 weeks ago, he only lived 13 hours in the world. And I miss him so much, wish I could kiss and hug him longer. Please pray for him in heaven🙏🙏😥💐

@reesedub9

Will definitely do, i am so sorry for your loss

@expiredcracker1757

RIP

@bobitoo320

I'm sorry for your son. I hope he rests in peace now

@dailybaracatinha

I’m so sorry for ur loss.

@cass9961

Sorry 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼😢😭😭😭

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@Norralin

I'm a son losing his father to alzheimers and this resonates with me too. Last night when I came to visit him, he asked me who I was for the first time. He's barely 60 and lives now at an institution having been diagnosed 7 years ago. I desperately need him to remember me and for him to know that I recently became a father myself. He was the best father, and never once let me think other than that my sister and I were the most important things for him - and he never ever said no when I needed him.

I remember once, when I was 19 and living in another town - and he called me on a saturday evening. I had just gotten a proper manflu and complained that I had no painkillers, or even soda. Wouldn't you think - a few hours later he knocked on my door with a mix of concern and wolfish grin that only he could accomplish. Then he drove me home to his place and took care of me. How the hell do I cope??

@annaabney1420

I'm so, so sorry. Losing a parent is so much harder than we are led to believe.

@anjo2932

You will because you have to and because he would want you to. I know it's hard but he would want you to pick up the pieces and carry on. He would want you to be happy and you''ll be happy again one day and I promise that you'll treasure your memories of him.

@janonthemtn

There is hope, a carnivore diet, being in ketosis helps the brain run on ketones. See Videos by Dr Anthony Chaffee MD, Thursdays you can ask questions it's pacific time, I think 9P. There is more, but I'll try to do tomorrow. Coconut oil powder> MCT in a drink is a great help too.

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