"Heaven Can Wait" as written by and Stephen Percy Harris....
Can't understand what is happening to me,
This isn't real, this is only a dream,
But I never have felt, no I never have felt this way before,
I'm looking down on my body below,
I lie asleep in the midst of a dream,
Is it now could it be that the angel of death has come for me?
I can't believe that really my time has come,
I don't feel ready, there's so much left undone,
And it's my soul and I'm not gonna let it get away.

Heaven can wait,
Heaven can wait,
Heaven can wait,
Heaven can wait til another day.

Heaven can wait,
Heaven can wait,
Heaven can wait,
Heaven can wait til another day.

I have a lust for the Earth below
And Hell itself is my only foe,
'Cause I've no fear of dying,
I'll go when I'm good and ready,
I snatch a glimpse of the light's eternal rays,
I see a tunnel, I stand amazed,
At all of the people standing there in front of me,
Into the paths of rightness I'll be led,
Is this the place where the living join the dead?
I wish I knew this was only just a nightmare.

Heaven can wait,
Heaven can wait,
Heaven can wait,
Heaven can wait til another day.

Heaven can wait,
Heaven can wait,
Heaven can wait,
Heaven can wait til another day.

Take my hand, I'll lead you to the promised land,
Take my hand, I'll give you immortality,
Eternal youth, I'll take you to the other side,
To see the truth, the path for you is decided.

Oh oh lots.

My body tingles, I feel so strange,
I feel so tired, I feel so drained,
And I'm wondering if I'll ever be the same again,
Is this in limbo or in Heaven or Hell?
Maybe I'm going down there as well,
I can't accept my soul will drift forever.
I feel myself floating back down to Earth,
So could this be the hour of my rebirth?
Or have I died or will I wake from dreaming?

Heaven can wait,
Heaven can wait,
Heaven can wait,
Heaven can wait til another day.


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"Heaven Can Wait" as written by Stephen Percy Harris

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    General CommentI love this song so much. There's just something about it. I like that he's fighting to stay alive you know, defying destiny, or whatever. I just love everything about it.
    Juelstaron September 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts about a near death experiance.
    AliensExist412on May 11, 2006   Link
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    MemoryI *LOVE* this song - as it most definitely applies to a small portion of my life. Following my fourth (and final) Kidney Stone surgery, code blue was called on me. I did not die on the operating table, nor in recovery ... this actually happened several hours after I had been brought back to my private room. Gone - declared dead for four minutes and 28 seconds. Was sent back, and I quote "Because your work on Earth is unfinished". It's definitely a life changing experience. Those of us who have experienced it know for certain there is life after *this*. Heaven Can Wait indeed ... heh, they weren't quite ready for me yet. :b
    MsEdwardTHeadon November 27, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe slow electric guitar opening in this is great. I love how it picks up speed with the drums. This song is just one of the best on "Somewhere In Time". The chorus and the lyrics are superb, as are the vocals and guitar. Very sweezy.
    Teufelon September 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a person "dying" and the conflict beyond, where their soul will go.

    "Heaven Can Wait" means something like "Now isn't the time (to die)".

    "Take my hand..." is the call to heaven. Later is a reflection on the posibility of Hell, then the soul returns to the body.
    Otmon March 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the songs that got me hooked on Maiden, such a cool song!
    Maiden Maniacon February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of the songs that got me hooked on Maiden, such a cool song! It's about where we are gonna go when we die. And how no one really knows for sure.

    I love this song, it is soooo much fun when they do it live. They bring up people fronm the audience during this song every night.
    "heaven can waaay-ayyy-aait!....waaay-ayyy-aait!...waaay-ayyy-aait!...heaven can wait for another day!"
    mrhornon May 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't believe how few people comment on maiden songs, like u go to metallica and their r shitloads of comments and imo maiden rapes metallica but whatever,eh?
    This song is so good, i love he chorus, maiden always write songs with such good lyrics
    HallowedBeThyNameIMon March 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti can't believe how few people comment on maiden songs, like u go to metallica and their r shitloads of comments and imo maiden rapes metallica but whatever,eh?
    This song is so good, i love he chorus, maiden always write songs with such good lyrics
    HallowedBeThyNameIMon March 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with hallowedbytheyname.....Maiden is way better than metallica. it seems to me that maiden doesnt have as big a fan base for some reason. maybe its because they dont put themselves into the public spotlight too often
    IRON MIADEN!on August 01, 2008   Link

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