"Streets of heaven" as written by Al Kasha, Paul T. Duncan and Sherrie Veronica Krenn....
Hello God, it's me again. 2:00 a.m., Room 304.
Visiting hours are over, time for our bedside tug of war.
This sleeping child between us may not make it through the night.
I'm fighting back the tears as she fights for her life.

Well, it must be kind of crowded,
On the streets of Heaven.
So tell me: what do you need her for?
Don't you know one day she'll be your little girl forever.
But right now I need her so much more.
She's much too young to be on her own:
Barely just turned seven.
So who will hold her hand when she crosses the streets of Heaven?

Tell me God, do you remember the wishes that she made,
As she blew out the candles on her last birthday cake?
She wants to ride a pony when she'd big enough.
She wants to marry her Daddy when she's all grown up.

Well, it must be kind of crowded,
On the streets of Heaven.
So tell me: what do you need her for?
Don't you know one day she'll be your little girl forever.
But right now I need her so much more.
She's much too young to be on her own:
Barely just turned seven.
So who will hold her hand when she crosses the streets of Heaven?

Lord, don't you know she's my angel
You got plenty of your own
And I know you hold a place for her
But she's already got a home
Well I don't know if you're listenin'
But praying is all that's left to do
So I ask you Lord have mercy, you lost a son once too

And it must be kind of crowded,
On the streets of Heaven.
So tell me: what do you need her for?
Don't you know one day she'll be your little girl forever.
But right now I need her so much more.
Lord, I know once you've made up your mind,
There's no use in beggin'.
So if you take her with you today, will you make sure she looks both ways,
And would you hold her hand when she crosses the streets of Heaven.

The streets of Heaven.


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"Streets of Heaven" as written by Paul Duncan Sherrie Austin

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    General CommentThis is such a tender and sad song. I wonder if she writes this from personal experience. So touching!
    Pharaoh_Katton February 15, 2006   Link
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    My OpinionThis song is very sad and touching. It allows the listener to see that there is always someone out there that will miss you when you die. It's a Mother singing to God about her daughter who is close to death. She is basically arguing her case. She's saying why God should not take her child away: she's too young, who'll look after her, he has taken enough, he has suffered the loss of a child too, she's the Mother's angel. It's very tender throughout and the bulid up to the final verses works well against the kind of acceptance that comes with the last few lines. All in all a wonderful song that touches anyone who listens.
    JustMe16on October 08, 2010   Link

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