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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. Don't 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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    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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    UnregisteredNov 10, 2014 at 8:45 pm
    This song was written after a man lost his five year old son. The boy was playing and fell out of a window (13th story not sure how high, but that's the number that I believe it was) and died. Feeling the pain of the loss he came up with the beautiful song.
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    zanjoehhJan 24, 2011 at 6:49 pm
    Actually, I don't believe that if you die you would get the chance to be with the one you love in heaven because eventually our souls will undergo in a process called reincarnation. This way the soul could have a second chance for another life to fulfill his or her unfinished mission in some other way and a different life which is not related to the first one, but the efforts and the things he/she does will be accumulated to test their souls for another purpose, and that is to love over and over again.

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