"Heaven Tonight" as written by Rick Nielsen and Tom Petersson....
Down the line, don't go over
There's a limit, you went over
So much time, time runs out
Time ran out, make it down
Would you like to go to heaven tonight?
Would you like to go to heaven tonight?
Oh oh oh oh

Downed the line, couldn't get much
Couldn't get much, higher if you tried
And tried and tried, you're as guilty
It's the crime, oh, oh, it's a crime

You can never come down, you can never come down
You can never come down, you can never come down
Down inside-you're getting nervous
You've never been this high before, oh no

Lyrics submitted by Mr. No Name

"Heaven Tonight" as written by Tom Petersson Rick Nielsen

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    General CommentWould you like to go to heaven tonight?
    Pink_Floyd_fanon March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSome of Cheap Trick's early songs had a definite suicide theme... "Oh Candy" and "Auf Wedersehen" to name two... I always considered that this song was about suicide, too. But I could go with the OD'ing on heroin idea, too.

    Great song... one of the finest examples of 1970's pop-art-rock. I would love to see this done live, with a orchestra.. the same way Led Zep did with "Kashmir". It would also make an awesome soundtrack to some death scene in a movie.
    ksandbergflon June 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about not doing too much heroin at once or for too long... oh no, you just OD'ed and died, shit. Or, "oh no, I've been a junkie for 10 years, shit....'. Maybe I'm wrong but I think it's definitely about some sort of drug and where it will take you, eventually.
    goobyjowon December 22, 2006   Link

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