"Heaven's On Fire" as written by Paul Stanley and Desmond Child....
When I look at you, heaven's on fire
I wish I didn't know you better, but it's pointless
One look at you, and heaven's on fire

When I look at you, I reach for a piano wire
Fighting to keep it together, but it's pointless
One look at you and heaven's on fire,
Heaven's on fire

It seems like everyone is on your side
We're outnumbered by those who take no pride
In constantly moving against the tide
Charlatans just out of reach and out of time

I'm a little like you,
Ugly on the inside
But while I dive into the gritty
You just stand by
When I look at you
Heaven's on fire
Heaven's on fire

It seems like everyone is on your side
We're outnumbered by those who take no pride
In constantly moving against the tide
Charlatans just out of reach and out of time"


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"Heaven's on Fire" as written by Paul Stanley Desmond Child

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  • +11
    General CommentThe lyrics above are either meant as a joke, or the poster has a terrible ear. Here are the correct lyrics from the band's site:

    Thurston Moore (sample)
    "People see rock and roll as, as youth culture, and when youth culture becomes monopolised by big business, what are the youth to do? Do you, do you have any idea?
    I think we should destroy the bogus capitalist process that is destroying youth culture."

    "When I look at you, heaven's on fire
    I wish I didn't know you better, but it's pointless
    One look at you, and heaven's on fire

    When I look at you, I reach for a piano wire
    Fighting to keep it together, but it's pointless
    One look at you and heaven's on fire,
    Heaven's on fire

    It seems like everyone is on your side
    We're outnumbered by those who take no pride
    In constantly moving against the tide
    Charlatans just out of reach and out of time

    I'm a little like you,
    Ugly on the inside
    But while I dive into the gritty
    You just stand by
    When I look at you
    Heaven's on fire
    Heaven's on fire

    It seems like everyone is on your side
    We're outnumbered by those who take no pride
    In constantly moving against the tide
    Charlatans just out of reach and out of time"

    Puts quite a different spin on it, eh? Heaven's on fire not because he's hot for the other person, but because makes him so upset he reaches for piano wire.
    Michael451on July 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics posted are from a Kiss song of the same name haha


    The songs about the hypocratic and unjust mass marketing music industry. Im not sure if the radio dept. are signed but deffers not with a big label.

    He's just singing about what the initial sample is talking about. but they put an ironic spin on it cos the song is more pop than the rest of their music. So they're kindof criticising the popular music inustry who are afraid to step out of the norm and give support to bands like themselves.

    Its sounds sort of romantic aswell but i dont think there's any kindof romantic narrative happening



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    10203040on July 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree, it's about the mainstream music industry.

    "When I look at you, heaven's on fire" When he says "you" he's referring to people who just make music to make money, not for the love of music. Or maybe he's just referring to the people who support all the garbage that the industry feeds to them. "heaven's on fire" is a powerful metaphor for destroying something good.

    I really like the line, "We're outnumbered by those who take no pride in constantly moving against the tide"
    It seems like there are far fewer people out there who take the time to discover music written by real artists who care about what the write, and way too many people who just run with the herd and listen to the crap that plays on most radio stations.

    I think this is all turning around with the rise of the internet though. No one has to pay money to discover music any longer. It's all free and available to everyone. I really hope this turns music back into what it was meant to be, an art form, not a business.
    LondonMoseson November 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is gorgeous!! =D i love the melody of it! so pretty
    mssparkleson July 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGorgeous indeed!
    My favorite track from Clinging to a Scheme!
    escocobaron August 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm i guess it is about how stuck up scene kids are.
    rej0inderon August 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about the mainstream music industry
    10203040on September 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThurston Moore (sample)
    "People see rock and roll as, as youth culture, and when youth culture becomes monopolised by big business, what are the youth to do? Do you, do you have any idea?
    I think we should destroy the bogus capitalist process that is destroying youth culture."

    "When I look at you, heaven's on fire
    I wish I didn't know you better, but it's pointless
    One look at you, and heaven's on fire

    When I look at you, I reach for a piano wire
    Fighting to keep it together, but it's pointless
    One look at you and heaven's on fire,
    Heaven's on fire

    It seems like everyone is on your side
    We're outnumbered by those who take no pride
    In constantly moving against the tide
    Charlatans just out of reach and out of time

    I'm a little like you,
    Ugly on the inside
    But while I dive into the gritty
    You just stand by
    When I look at you
    Heaven's on fire
    Heaven's on fire

    It seems like everyone is on your side
    We're outnumbered by those who take no pride
    In constantly moving against the tide
    Charlatans just out of reach and out of time
    Juanjo25on February 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like disliking somebody because they're a lot like you, and in turn, hating yourself for being so similar to them.
    Anilandon July 10, 2011   Link

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