I feel like I died
and went to Heaven
The cupboards are bare
but the streets
are paved with gold

I saw a young girl who didn't die
I saw a glimmer from in her eye
I saw the distance, I saw the past
And I know I won't awaken,
it's a dream that can last

I feel like I died
and went to Heaven
The cupboards are bare
but the streets
are paved with gold

And all the lights
were turned down low
And no one wondered or had to go
Out on the corner the angels say
There is a better life
for me someday

I feel like I died
and went to Heaven
The cupboards are bare
but the streets
are paved with gold


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    General CommentThe chorus:
    "I feel like I died
    and went to Heaven
    The cupboards are bare
    but the streets
    are paved with gold"

    -- In heaven, he's saying that wordly, material possessions, like what go in individuals' cupboards, don't exist, but we're ALL rich, together, with streets of gold...

    What do you guys think?
    Buddha of Suburbiaon March 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe chorus:
    "I feel like I died
    and went to Heaven
    The cupboards are bare
    but the streets
    are paved with gold"

    -- In heaven, he's saying that wordly, material possessions, like what go in individuals' cupboards, don't exist, but we're ALL rich, together, with streets of gold...
    By the way, this song will NOT leave my head. May be that it's the last song I listened to, but you know... good song.

    What do you guys think?
    Buddha of Suburbiaon March 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthe seems to be speaking of some sort of concept of heaven.
    it's a very spiritual song to be sure.
    it ends the bleak "sleeps with angels" on a note of ephemeral beauty.
    one of the best ends he's ever done. if you ask me.
    ShakeyFan2on December 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe album "Sleeps with Angels" is usually thought of as referring to the suicide of Kurt Cobain and being like the mournful album "Tonight's The Night".

    I understand that the daughter of a friend of Neil was killed in a drive by (as described in the song "Driveby"). She may be refered to in this song.
    elwyn5150on August 10, 2011   Link

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