Tears In Heaven
Paul Anka Lyrics


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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

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Paul Anka's song Tears in Heaven express the profound grief and longing that a person feels after losing a loved one. In particular, the song focuses on the idea of reuniting with that person in the afterlife. The lyrics follow a series of questions that the singer poses to his lost loved one, asking if they will recognize him and if their relationship will be the same in heaven as it was on earth. He also asks for comfort and support during his own struggles, saying that he must be strong and find his own way, but hoping that his loved one will still be there to help him.


The song's chorus offers a glimpse of hope and comfort, with the idea that beyond the door of heaven there is peace and an end to the tears that come with loss. Overall, the lyrics of Tears in Heaven are a poignant reflection on the pain of losing someone and the hope for connection and peace in the afterlife.


Line by Line Meaning

Would you know my name
If we met in the afterlife, would you still recognize me?


If I saw you in heaven?
If I join you in heaven, would you welcome me?


Will it be the same
Will our relationship remain as strong as it was on earth?


If I saw you in heaven?
If I could see you in heaven, would it be worth it?


I must be strong, and carry on
I have to stay strong and continue living without you on earth.


'Cause I know I don't belong
I feel lost and out of place in this world without you.


Here in heaven
Even though I wish to join you in heaven, I know I don't belong there yet.


Would you hold my hand
If we were both in heaven, would you still offer me comfort?


If I saw you in heaven?
If I were to see you in heaven, would you forgive me?


Would you help me stand
If I were to struggle in the afterlife, would you still be there to help me?


I'll find my way, through night and day
I'll continue forward, day or night, searching for a way to be with you.


'Cause I know I just can't stay
I can't remain on this earth without you anymore.


Here in heaven?
Is there a place for me in heaven beside you?


Time can bring you down
As time passes, it can feel like life is getting more difficult without you.


Time can bend your knee
The passage of time can make you feel weak and helpless.


Time can break your heart
As time goes on, the pain of losing you can become unbearable.


Have you begging please
The suffering of losing you can make me feel desperate, asking for your return.


Beyond the door
Beyond death and into the afterlife,


There's peace I'm sure
I believe there is a place of peace waiting for us.


And I know there'll be no more
I have faith that we will be reunited and there won't be any more pain or suffering.


Tears in heaven
I hope that we can finally be together and find joy in the afterlife.




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

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Comments from YouTube:

@bigg9391

Incredibly beautiful.As usual he does an outstanding job.We need to start a petition to get him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nobody deserves it more.

@limaneto208

This arrangement and this interpretation transports us to true peace and love. Thank you with all my heart. A fraternal hug from a Brazilian fan.

@aviebriani6054

Dear Paul Anka, you have been always one of my favorite Music Artists , & a huge household name back in our old homeland. My brother Jacob always played your songs on his guitar & encouraged us to sing along since 1958!!

Thank you for being with us & for years making your songs favorite part of our lives.

@nervo6321

Glorious version of a very emotional song.

@blancacastro8022

Fantástico conserva su maravillosa voz y sigue guapisimo

@JiskaalRaw

That´s real music!

@omargasep5571

Una interpretación fantástica ..

@iraidamoya1472

❤muy bella melodia...😅

@theshyguitarist

He's doing some of these covers really well.

@MsBrosset

EXTRAORDINARY!!!!!!!! HEAVENLY SOUND!!!!!!!! MERCI BEAUCOUP.

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