"Dead Heaven" as written by and Gary Anthony James Webb....
Thought I was asleep
Lost to dreams
I was dying in a big machine
Didn't think the voice that called me
Could be real.

Thought I woke up
Lost my faith
I was staring at the face of rage
Didn't think I'd see the demon in "His" heart

Thought I saw blood
Turn to wine
A vision from the angel wars
Didn't think I'd find the savior in the dark

Thought I saw a light
Tear the storm
Showing me the way to God
Didn't know that Heaven died and went to Hell

Blessed is dead Heaven
Blessed are shadows and pain
Blessed is dead Heaven
Blessed is death in "His" name

Thought I saw rain
Black and cold
Falling on a child's grave
Thought I saw an angel laugh and piss on it

Thought I saw a dance
Strange and cruel
Swaying to the screams of men
Thought I saw the Lord's disciples laugh at that

Thought I saw love
Sacrificed
Mary under three wise men
Thought I saw the Virgin look at me and cry

Thought I saw a cross
And Jesus dead
Burning in the midnight sky
Thought I saw God dancing in the flames

Glory is dead Heaven
Glory is shadows and pain
Glory is dead Heaven
Glory is death in "His" name

"Do you confess?"
"Cleanse your sin"
"Do you believe in the word of God?"

Welcome to dead Heaven
Welcome to shadows and pain
Welcome to dead Heaven
Welcome to death in "His" name


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    General CommentI... love this song...
    SpydersKysson September 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentComing from the CD 'Exile', itself something of a concept album, this song supposedly shows some of the revelations the 'lead character' of the Exile story sees in his visions. Visions that reveal to him the Ultimate Lie of God. Heaven and Hell are the same place, God and The Devil the same person. He sees angels urinating on the graves of children, 'God' rejoicing in the pain and suffering of human beings, the Virgin Mary raped by the Three Wise Men, etc.
    damraton January 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI was struck by the number of previous songs and lyrics used throughout this piece.
    It was like a walk throught Gary Numan history.

    I really like Exile as an album. At times, the darkness of it all can be a bit difficult to navigate through, particularly since I don't believe I've ever felt as disconnected from the Universe as Mr. Numan (I do still hold my religious beliefs), but there is a real, raw artistry Numan has that few others do. He is at times as angry as KMFDM or similar bands/artists, but he expresses it differently (sometimes, that's better).
    Major Valoron August 24, 2006   Link

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