"We Can Get Together" as written by and Craig Finn Tad Jason Kubler....
She played Heaven Isn't Happening.
She played Heaven Is A Truck.
She said Heavenly was cool.
I think they were from Oxford.
I only had one single.
It was a song about a pure and simple love.

There's a girl on heaven hill.
I come up to her cabin still.
She said Husker Du got huge.
But they started in St. Paul.
Do you remember Makes No Sense At All?

Heaven is the whole of the heart.
Paradise is by the dashboard light.
Utopia is a band.
They sang Love is the Answer.
I think they're probably right.

Let it shine down on us all.
Let it warm us from within.
He wasn't just the drummer.
He was the singer's younger brother.
I still spin that single.
But it don't sound that simple.

Let it shine down on us all.
Let it warm us from within.
He wasn't just the drummer.
He was someone's little brother.
I still spin that single.
But it don't sound that simple anymore.

Heaven is whenever we can get together.
Sit down on your floor.
And listen to your records.

Heaven is whenever we can get together.
Lock your bedroom door.
And listen to your records


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"We Can Get Together" as written by Tad Jason Kubler Craig Finn

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    General CommentThe open two lines on the Positive Jam recording are:

    "She played 'Heaven isn't Happening'
    She played 'Heaven is a truck'"

    I need a lift, I need a leeaaaaase.

    MCtrainfaceon October 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI can't wait for a studio version of this one. The chorus brings back some strong memories.
    sigmaliveson December 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAlso, the 9th line should be
    "'Do You Remember?' makes no sense at all"
    sigmaliveson December 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOr I suppose it could be "Do you remember 'Makes No Sense At All'?"
    sigmaliveson February 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe official track listing for the new album doesn't have a song with this title on it, even though "Heaven is Whenever" is the name of the album. There is a song called "We Can Get Together" on the track listing, so I'm guessing that's the real title of this song.
    truthbealiaron March 09, 2010   Link
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    General Commentsoooo... i've never heard of any drug called heaven, but i have heard of Heavenly, who were indeed from Oxford. they released a whole bunch of singles though, so i don't know which one Craig's referring to here. Heaven Hill make whiskey, but i don't know why a girl from there would be talking about Husker Du, who did start in St. Paul MN but never really got particularly huge. songs called "Heaven" and containing the phrase "heaven is the whole of the heart" have been recorded by Face to Face and the Psychedlic Furs, but I don't know who covered who. "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" was by Meat Loaf and Ellen Foley and is also referred to in "Certain Songs". i'd never heard of it before, but Utopia did release a song called "Love is the Answer" in 1977. i'd agree that they were probably right.

    does anyone know the band whose drummer was the singer's little brother? none are coming to mind right now. finally, the last bit reminds me of a story called "Peter Shelley" by Patrick Marber from the collection "Speaking with the Angel", edited by Nick Hornby. it's about two kids who get together, sit down on the floor and listen to some records (then have sex).
    anonymiadon March 20, 2010   Link
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    General Comment>> Heaven Hill make whiskey, but i don't know why a girl from there would be talking about Husker Du <<

    "The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" is a Husker Du song, from the 'New Day Rising' album:

    songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858759806/

    fortmon April 27, 2010   Link
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    Song Meaningdoes anyone know the band whose drummer was the singer's little brother?

    That's also talking about Heavenly, whose drummer killed himself in 96 or so.
    rmttgohon May 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOh come on people! "The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill" is a Husker Du song off of New Day Rising. "I come up to her cabin still" is a line from the song. "Makes No Sense at All" is a Husker Du song off of Flip Your Wig. Incidentally, Husker Du is Norwegian for "Do you remember."

    This is a simple but great song about sitting around spinning vinyl and rocking out and talking about the music with friends. It's sung from the point of view of someone looking back later in life and realizing how that was heaven and things are not so simple now.

    Yes, Heavenly is a band from Oxford. The drummer killed himself and the band dissolved. The lead singer was the drummer's older sister.
    hedon July 30, 2010   Link
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    General Comment@anonymiad

    The relevance of Husker Du getting huge has to do with The Hold Steady also being from Minneapolis/St. Paul. It's an encouragement that that Craig's band could be as big as Husker Du, who were critically praised and sold a ton of records for being on an indie.
    theplayerpianoon February 09, 2012   Link

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