"Heaven" as written by John Pepper, Justin Smith, Andrew Jones and Stephen Finchum....
I was killed in a shopping cart
Turned upside-down and left for dead
I saw a cloud try to speak me
As I floated overhead

I found my way to a familiar place
I swear I'd been sometime before
I would've thought it was the marketplace
But I could not find the door

Oh, I have been to heaven
And I have walked the streets
But I couldn't find a hand to hold
To keep my on my feet

So paradise is a parking lot
A spot up front is your reward
And all the rest walk down streets of gold
To the house they could afford

Well I got lost in the swelling crowd
And I could not afford to eat
You only have what you came in with
So I'm living on the streets

Oh, I have been to heaven
And I found no relief
'Cause I couldn't find a hand to hold
To keep my on my feet

Well I heard Jesus Christ was there
He had a car that's bullet-proof
And that way everyone was safe
From the Man who tells the truth

Oh, I have been to heaven
And I have walked the streets
But I couldn't find a hand to hold
To keep my on my feet
No I couldn't find a hand to hold
To keep my on my feet


Lyrics submitted by jamesjr

"Heaven" as written by Edward John Hallam Bigham Edward James Baden-powell

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    My InterpretationThe song seems to suggest what heaven would be like were it like this world, thus challenging believers not to settle for anything less than perfect justice, God's heavenly justice. "Thy will be done..."
    jamesjron July 10, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionThis seems as though it could reference the "heaven" that "Christianity Light" will get you. If you believe luke-warm then you just might end up with a luke-warm ending.

    "So paradise is a parking lot
    A spot up front is your reward
    And all the rest walk down streets of gold
    To the house they could afford"
    seh87on December 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is Derek's response to a pastor who was describing heaven in a "sermon" where he basically described it as you and all your friends from this life singing those good ole hymns and having fun in heaven. So Derek decided to write a song describing this guy's (and many people's) vision of heaven in more detail (and honesty). He basically suggests that if heaven was like this, then we would have classes and division in heaven (poor and rich/have and have-nots) and in that way it would be a lot like earth right now (hence the stores and parking lots that come up often in the song). We would all be happy with our friends insulated from all the other people (even Jesus).
    reytimon March 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI found this song a bit disturbing wrt what heaven would be like.
    But, may be that is the goal of the song/songwriter.

    God seems to be revealing more about heaven in these times.
    The book, "Heaven is for Real" and theHeavenBlog.com are
    two sources of this revelation. I find much consistency with
    these two sources and of some writings about a chinese orphange
    in the 1800s where the orphans would visit heaven on a regular
    basis. Much relieved to believe in a heaven like this
    vs Derek's song.

    MaxGrace
    MaxGraceon August 31, 2011   Link

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