"Ticket To Heaven" as written by Bradley Kirk Arnold, Matthew Darrick Roberts, Christopher Lee Henderson and Robert Todd Harrell....
I'm walkin' a wire, feels like a thousand ways I could fall
To want is to buy, but to live is to die and you can't take it all
When everything is said and done I won't have one thing left
What happened to everything I've ever known?

All they gave me was this ticket to heaven
But that ticket to heaven said to lie in the bed that you make
Now I'm restless and I'm running from everything
I'm running from everything, I'm afraid it's a little too late

Soft voices lie and innocence dies, now ain't that a shame?
Then all of your dreams and all your money, they don't mean a thing
When everything is said and done you won't have one thing left
What happened to everything I've ever known?

All they gave me was this ticket to heaven
But that ticket to heaven said to lie in the bed that you make
Now I'm restless and I'm running from everything
I'm running from everything, I'm afraid it's a little too late

It's a little too late

All they gave me was this ticket to heaven
But that ticket to heaven said to lie in the bed that you make
Now I'm restless and I'm running from everything
I'm running from everything, I'm afraid it's a little too late

All they gave me was this ticket to heaven
But that ticket to heaven said to lie in the bed that you make
Now I'm restless and I'm running from everything
I'm running from everything, I'm afraid it's a little too late

It's a little too late


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"Ticket to Heaven" as written by Christopher Lee Henderson Bradley Kirk Arnold

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    General CommentI think this song is about his experienece with religion and how it makes him "restless" and maybe he feels restricted from doing things he wants to do or worried that he will do something that is not allowed because he wants a ticket to heaven
    slambogion January 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgood tune

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    E - DOubleon October 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe point that Brad is trying to make out of this song is how some people focus so much on what they got in this life that they forget about they're after life. This man in the song wants into heaven but he's running away from it because he can't take that money into heaven with him.
    dmk89on January 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEXCUSE ME, but I can write about whatever I want. Besides that is what the song is about. If you don't believe me, find the interview and read it.
    dmk89on May 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou can pretty much write anything you want down so chill people....I think it's about a person realizing that everything they once believed in and thought was important isn't nearly as stable or important as they thought. Like realizing that material posessions and things of that nature don't matter,
    Chrsitianaon June 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it has to do with the fact that you have to make sacrifices in your life and choosing the best path for you and you'll meet opportunities in your life you can either take or abandon. the ticket to heaven symbolizes the easy way out of all this but you have to do one favor in order to obtain it
    sydneyownon July 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is being misinterpreted, it's less on the heaven and more on doing the right thing. The "Ticket to Heaven" is assumed, everyone wants to go to heaven, so, how does he do that? By "Lie in the bed that you make". He shouldn't run from "Everything" and live his own life. There's no "Ticket to heaven" that you just get given, you have to live your life and lie in the bed that you make. THat probably wasn't too clear but it makes sense t o me :S.

    ENjoy this great band, peace out.
    AliasNeoon January 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's a metaphor, its like there is a stand that gives out tickets to heaven before you commit suicide. Apparently nothing can convince him to not jump, and his life is in the shitter. It also states that all he has left (because he lost his love, family and job) is a ticket to heaven.
    TauGorrilaon February 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song, in my opinion, is more along the lines of what AliasNeo said...it can be taken multiple ways, but it doesnt have to necessarily interpret the "ticket to heaven" as religion literally. Awesome song && awesome band!
    canezruleon February 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIv loved this band since their very first album and this is definantely one of my favorite songs by them. to me this song is about how he was told how he could make it to heaven but in order to do so he has to face the consequences of his actions "lie in the bed that you make" and he's running from those consequences
    aMelodious_Mindon June 11, 2008   Link

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