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Tell Me There's A Heaven Lyrics

Artist: Chris Rea


The little girl she said to me
What are these things that I can see
Each night when I come home from school
And mama calls me in for tea
Oh every night a baby dies
And every night a mama cries
What makes those men do what they do
To make that person black and blue
Grandpa says their happy now
They sit with God in paradise
With angels' wings and still somehow
It makes me feel like ice
Tell me there's a heaven
Tell me that it's true
Tell me there's a reason
Why I'm seeing what I do
Tell me there's a heaven
Where all those people go
Tell me they're all happy now
Papa tell me that it's so

So do I tell her that it's true
That there's a place for me and you
Where hungry children smile and say
We wouldn't have no other way
That every painful crack of bones
Is a step along the way
Every wrong done is a game plan
To that great and joyful day

And I'm looking at the father and the son
And I'm looking at the mother and the daughter
And I'm watching them in tears of pain
And I'm watching them suffer
Don't tell that little girl
Tell me
Tell me there's a heaven
Tell me that it's true
Tell me there's a reason
Why I'm seeing what I do

Tell me there's a heaven
Where all those people go
Tell me they're all happy now
Papa tell me that it's so
Comments/Interpretations
by cynti on 6/29/2008 12:48pm
nice
by luca on 8/1/2008 9:40am
es una canciĆ³n increible, un voz perfecta, y una letra inmejorable.
by Irene on 8/20/2008 4:29am
Beautiful, Chris is wonderful
by Jonathan on 9/12/2008 6:29pm
Very amazing song. There needs to be a comforting song that speaks about all the defenseless children that are abused across the world; and hopefully their families can find comfort from this song. Chris Rea is very genuine, and this song is bitter sweet...it can bring tears and a smile and the same time.
by Sven on 12/26/2008 8:25pm
There are more tears than smiles, when you listen the song. Whenever I hear this song, tears are running - there are maybe one other song which may can cause this.
by Arindam on 2/12/2009 12:13pm
So beautiful! So from the heart! Thanks Chris for this humble reminder.
by Leasia sturgess on 3/24/2009 12:57pm
Heartbreaking lyrics about heartbreaking reality
by Matt on 11/13/2009 7:36am
This song makes me cry every time I hear it...
by Lynda on 11/14/2009 11:45am
I just love this song. It brings out the "inner child" in me and I always cry. Something needs healing me thinks? Still beautiful song closely followed by Cavatina sung by Cleo Laine.
by jana on 12/5/2009 12:03pm
I love this song since I have heard it for the first time. It makes me think about the world deeply with opened eyes realising that there is realy place where everybody will go. This is my favourite song. Thanks Chris for it
by sara hammond on 3/22/2010 3:47pm
sort of know what this song is about,but would love someone to explain,its so beautiful
by James Raider on 9/30/2010 6:08pm
I think that the most profound line in this song is:

"That every painful crack of bones
Is a step along the way
Every wrong done is a game plan
To that great and joyful day"

As harsh and unfathomable as such pain might be, it is part of a path.
by ALDO on 11/4/2010 10:33am
Cris č grande!
In questa canzone c'č la sua anima, il suo amore e la sua poesia!
E' una canzone commovente e bellissima.
Grazie ancora Cris.
by chris on 11/25/2010 1:01pm
i love u chris
by Jonathan on 1/9/2011 1:31pm
My grandpa gad this as his favourite song ever... He died 6 years ago and every time I listen to this song I want him back here, listening with me...
by gosia on 4/1/2011 11:13am
I love this song. To jest moja ulubiona piosenka.
by Jeff on 4/23/2011 7:07am
A song that reflects reality but reminds of a hope and a kind of healing. Beautifully written, powerful lyrics indeed.
by Oswaldo on 5/9/2011 9:13am
This ain't a song about Hope. This is a song about a man desperately trying to hang on to Hope. Moving and beautiful all the same
by Arnold on 6/23/2011 3:39pm
I feel something special every time that I listen to this song, from the first time, I think long time ago, but the Chris Rea's perfomance is very exciting (emocionante).
by Ian R on 7/26/2011 4:37am
James Raider . . boy, have you missed the whole point amd meaning of this song. Chris is being synical becasue the "path" leads nowhere and these poor people's pain unrewarded. Stupid xtians say . . "It's ok, heaven is a lot better" lmfao
by pamaryc on 9/30/2011 6:25pm
At last! Glad someone got it Ian!
by WhiskeyRiver on 1/26/2012 5:09am
Reminds me of when I was a kid.I didnt get it easy.I had blood welts across my back,whipped,locked in a camper box.Yeah,..sometimes life isnt easy,but you have to ride it out. I love this song so very much,makes me cry too,but for other reasons.The memory of it all.
by Pete CC on 8/23/2012 1:03pm
Not only is it good music for the ear, it is good music for the soul. Whatever meaning, we take from the words, it remains a sad indictment of life, pain, sorrow, and ultimately the grace of God. I love it.
by Sad in TO on 1/10/2013 3:51pm
Me - atheist. Event - a friend's sister was violated then killed. My reaction - listen to this song and hope that there really is a happy ending
by Elton on 1/27/2013 6:10pm
The reason why I must believe in a God is simple.........
There must be a time when these people give an account for what they've done.
Surely they can't get 'away' with it!
by Dave on 8/23/2013 5:23pm
This has to be the saddest song ever, it makes me cry every time. Love it!


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