"Heaven Knows" as written by Taylor Momsen and Ben Phillips....
Jimmy's in the back with a pocket of high
If you listen close
You can hear him cry
Oh oh, heaven knows
We belong way down below
Sing it
Oh oh, heaven knows
We belong way down below
Way down below, way down below

Judy's in the front seat picking up trash
Living on the dough
Gotta make that cash
Won't be pretty
Won't be sweet
She's just in here on her feet

Sing it
Oh oh, heaven knows
We belong way down below
Go
Oh oh, heaven knows
We belong way down below
Sing
Oh oh, tell her so
We belong way down below
Oh oh, tell her so
We belong way down below
Way down below, way down below
Way down below, way down below

I've had better days man
I've seen better days
I've had better ways man
I've know better ways

One, two, three and four
The devil's knocking at your door
Caught in the eye of a dead man's wife
Show you life with your head up high
Now you're on your knees
With your head down low
Big mental, she wear it to go
Tell her it's good
Tell her okay
Don't do a God thing they say

Oh oh, heaven knows
We belong way down below
Oh oh, tell her so
We belong way down below
Way down below, way down below
Way down below, way down below

I've seen better ways man
I know better ways
I've seen better days man
I've had better days

Jenna's in the back with a pocket of high
If you listen close
You can hear the crying
Oh oh, heaven knows
We belong way down below
Oh oh, tell her so
We belong way down below
Oh oh, heaven knows
We belong way down below
Oh oh, tell her so
We belong way down below

Way down below, way down below
Way down below, way down below
Way down below, way down below
Way down below, way down below
Way down below, way down below


Lyrics submitted by PinkInk, edited by slutara

"Heaven Knows" as written by Taylor Momsen Ben Phillips

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  • +3
    General CommentSounds like a take on troubled kids/people (homelessness, prostitution, drugs, etc...) feeling like they don't deserve any better than their lives.
    jtmichaelsonon May 11, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit could be talking about Neillsville,WI and how much it suchs living he is like being dammed to hell
    vencelschultzon January 06, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about mocking organized religion telling people of different faiths/sexual orientations that they belong in hell.
    tejdog1on July 28, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me it is about how Fd up society is, filled with greed and people taking advantage of those just trying to get by.

    Some guy looking at what how he is taking advantage of people to gain and knows damned well it is wrong:
    "Jimmy's in the back with a pocket of high
    If you listen close
    You can hear him cry
    Oh, lord, heaven knows
    We belong way down below
    Sing it
    Oh, lord, heaven knows
    We belong way down below
    Way down below, way down below"

    Hooker doing crap she hates because she doesn't see options:
    "Judy's in the front seat picking up trash
    Living on the dough
    Gotta make that cash
    Won't be pretty
    Won't be sweet
    She's just sittin' there on her feet"

    Saying everything is just crap and it gets worse:
    "I've had better days, man
    I've seen better days
    I've had better ways, man
    I know better ways"

    God would be judging all of this, and not approving
    "Oh, lord, heaven knows
    We belong way down below"

    seems like each part of the song seems to fit this mold.
    depopulationINCon August 19, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song doesn't really seem to mean anything. It's very poorly constructed lyrically, and just seems to be an attempt to rhyme with a certain flow, but while stretching the verbage to bring meaning to what I assume was some kind of feeling. It seems the author was trying to write lyrics for a completed score, and felt a certain way or wanted to convey a feeling, but the lyrics are very incoherent and non sequiturial and do not complete a cohesive progression or story arc.

    TL;DR: The lyrics don't make sense. This seems to be a 'radio song', with very little care for a meaning within the lyrics. High level of radio play was possibly the motivation instead of conveying a message.
    ICPriceon April 29, 2016   Link
  • -2
    My InterpretationThis song is talking about her belonging to hell .
    TayMarieLoveon April 08, 2014   Link

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