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Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you feel 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?
Ill 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 Im sure
And I know therell be no more tears in heaven...

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you feel 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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  • GeTaJoB
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    GeTaJoBJan 2, 2009 at 6:59 am
    this song really gets to me... my grandma recently died... i know it's sad i cried a lot and it took me some time to get over it... and when I was six, my mom died which took longer to get over than my grandma because I got to see my mom more often and things were a lot different... dont get me wrong, it was alot more different without my grandma... you know what i mean. But , everytime I hear all these songs about people dying I think of them and trust me it's no laughing matter!

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    brokenfatherMay 12, 2010 at 4:38 am
    My son was born several months premature. I remember hoping that he would not have to endure a life of suffering and torment. After nine days of fighting for his life, he had nothing left and passed away. The guilt that I have felt ever since is exactly what this song is about.

    Eric Clapton blamed himself for his son's death and that is what this song is about. It's about a parent that feels responsible for their child's death.

    I hope none of you ever feel the pain he felt while writing this song, it overshadows any loss you've experienced
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    omarquezsalazarJan 4, 2009 at 7:32 am
    I lost my son at the age of 26 years old. This song has all the thoughts and sentiments that I have had since his death. Thank you so much for sharing this song with me and the world. In loving memory of Mitchell Marquez, born 09/25/78 died 10/26/2004.
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    SlowhandFan34Dec 30, 2008 at 3:28 am
    i think about my grandma with whom i was very close with. and about a love i've recently lost. i fell in love with her, but found out she never took the relationship seriously. we only dated for a couple weeks, but i fell in love with her very quickly. but this pain is nothing compared to some of the other meanings i've read below. you guys are truly brave people, and i have the highest respect for you.
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    UnregisteredAug 28, 2014 at 2:37 pm
    The song is not about guilt is about loss of a loved one and how he the father beg for help even to the dead son to give him strength that makes him carry on that deep sadness he could not be in peace because of that terrible loss, for me, this is one of the most beautiful son ever written you don't have to be even a religious person to feel it because the content is beyond any believe is about losing a very loved one, Erick Clapton has made everyone get mixed up with his sorrow but he did it in such a way that we also feel released because life and death are part of our existence, the music is sensitive you can even cry with such sweetness voice of sorrow, you can even sympathy with him because anyone has suffered a loss as such.

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