"Too Close To Heaven" as written by and Michael Scott....
All your trouble will be over, so will your pain
you are gonna see those blue skies bursting right through the rain
The higher you climb, the lower you fall
You got too close to heaven, that's all

Now in the morning you can cry all you want to
We'll spend the whole day weeping
Right now I want you to lay down your weary head
and let me see you sleeping
You've been walking around baby, inflamed and ashamed
feeling like you're one inch tall
You got too close to heaven, that's all

You're way too hard on yourself baby
You got some pretty basic things wrong
You wouldn't believe me if I told you why I wrote you into this song
You're looking at your heart baby, and you're calling it black
But like Icarus and like Saul
You got too close to heaven, that's all

Now I know this hurt you're feeling
I've felt these same things too
I've got spaces way down deep inside of me that are just the same as you
You want to wrap your arms around your head, turn out the lights
And roll yourself into a ball
You got too close to heaven, that's all

Are you blinded by the brilliance?
Are you dazzled by the Light?
Why is it I see nothing but emptiness in your tired beaten eyes
That once were bright
I know you just can't help but run when you hear that sweet voice call
You got too close to heaven, that's all

I walked a mile for you baby
So won't you smile for me baby?

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"Too Close to Heaven" as written by Michael Scott

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    General CommentWow. I have been a fan of the Waterboys since buying an old cassette of This is the Sea about 20 years ago. I love the big music sound and also their more intimate stuff.

    But like I said, Wow.

    Very moving and powerful.

    The live version (seek it out on U tube) is imho one of the best live tracks ever. Musically it builds and sways and vocally it is just the most awesome that Mikes voice has ever sounded.

    Try out his solo album, Bring em all in, where he performs some beautiful songs.
    MOnkeyleston August 04, 2011   Link

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