Here in Heaven
Sparks Lyrics


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Here there are lots of things to do
And a panoramic view
Of the universe completely surrounding you
And here you cannot buy souvenirs
For you're never going back, never,never!

Basically, I guess it could be worse,
Yes I do suppose it could be worse

Here there are many many sheep
And the people only sleep
And awake to tell how gory and gruesome was their end
And I don't have many friends
And it's really very clean
And I'm thinking...

Juliet you broke our little pact
Juliet, I'm never coming back

Up here in Heaven without you
I'm here in heaven without you
Up here in heaven without you
It is hell knowing that your health
Will keep you out of here
For many many years

Dear do you often think of me
As you overlook the sea?
Do I qualify as dearly departed or am I
That sucker in the sky,
The fall guy for the first and the last time?

Juliet, I thought we had agreed
Now I know why you let me take the lead

Up here in Heaven without you
I'm here in heaven without you
Up here in heaven without you
It is hell knowing that your health
Will keep you out of here
For many many years

Second thoughts, is that what you had?
Second thoughts, first I broke my back
Second thoughts, as I hit the sea
Second thoughts, for eternity, for eternity, for eternity

Up here in Heaven without you
I'm here in heaven without you
Up here in heaven without you
It is hell knowing that your health




Will keep you out of here
For many many years

Overall Meaning

The Sparks track "Here In Heaven" is a conceptual piece about life in the afterlife. The song explores how the character in the song, who is deceased and in heaven, observes his surroundings and comes to terms with never being able to go back to the land of the living. The lyrics paint a vivid picture of what heaven might look like, from the panoramic view of the universe and the abundance of sheep to the lack of souvenirs and the clean environment.


In the second verse, the lyrics paint a darker picture of heaven, where the inhabitants only wake up to recount the gory details of how they died. The character also laments his lack of companionship, and his thoughts turn to Juliet, who seems to have broken their pact to enter heaven together. The chorus repeats the phrase "Up here in heaven without you,” highlighting the character's sadness at being apart from his loved one.


Line by Line Meaning

Here there are lots of things to do
Heaven is a place where there are many things to do.


And a panoramic view
You get a complete 360-degree view of the universe in Heaven.


Of the universe completely surrounding you
In Heaven, the universe surrounds you completely.


And here you cannot buy souvenirs
In Heaven, you cannot buy souvenirs as there is no going back to Earth.


For you're never going back, never, never!
Once you're in Heaven, you're never going back to Earth.


Basically, I guess it could be worse,
Heaven isn't so bad after all, even though there are some downsides.


Yes I do suppose it could be worse
Despite its drawbacks, Heaven could be worse.


Here there are many many sheep
In Heaven, there are many sheep.


And the people only sleep
The people in Heaven only sleep.


And awake to tell how gory and gruesome was their end
When they wake up, they tell stories of how they died in a gory and gruesome way.


And I don't have many friends
The singer doesn't have many friends in Heaven.


And it's really very clean
Heaven is a very clean place to be in.


And I'm thinking...
The singer is lost in thought.


Juliet you broke our little pact
The singer addresses a person named Juliet and accuses her of breaking a pact they had.


Juliet, I'm never coming back
The singer tells Juliet that he's never coming back to her.


Up here in Heaven without you
The singer is in Heaven without Juliet.


It is hell knowing that your health
The singer finds it agonizing that Juliet's health won't let her enter Heaven anytime soon.


Will keep you out of here
Juliet's health will keep her out of Heaven.


For many many years
Juliet will be kept out of Heaven for many years.


Dear do you often think of me
The singer asks if Juliet often thinks of him.


As you overlook the sea?
He asks if Juliet is looking over the sea while thinking of him.


Do I qualify as dearly departed or am I
The singer asks if he's considered a beloved deceased or not.


That sucker in the sky,
The singer ponders whether he's a fool to have ended up in Heaven.


The fall guy for the first and the last time?
He wonders if he's the only one who fell for this trick and ended up in Heaven.


Juliet, I thought we had agreed
The singer reminds Juliet that they had agreed on something.


Now I know why you let me take the lead
The singer finally understands why Juliet let him take the lead.


Second thoughts, is that what you had?
The singer asks if Juliet had second thoughts about something.


Second thoughts, first I broke my back
The singer recalls an incident where he broke his back while having second thoughts.


Second thoughts, as I hit the sea
He had second thoughts as he was diving into the sea.


Second thoughts, for eternity, for eternity, for eternity
He's stuck with those thoughts for eternity now that he's in Heaven.


Up here in Heaven without you
The singer is still in Heaven without Juliet.


It is hell knowing that your health
It's excruciating to know that Juliet won't be able to join him in Heaven anytime soon.


Will keep you out of here
Juliet's health is what's keeping her out of Heaven.


For many many years
She'll be kept out of Heaven for a long time.




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Written by: RON MAEL

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