"All The Way Up To Heaven" as written by Ryan Miller, Adam S. Gardner and Brian A. Rosenworcel....
He said to only look up
He said to never look down
Down is where we came from
He said to hope for the best
And take a load off my chest
Soon I could be happy

And go all the way
Up to heaven
And go all the way
Back home

He thought I might need his help
No one gets high on themselves
I just seemed so lonely
He's just trying to be nice
And spread around his advice
I could be that happy

And go all the way
Up to heaven
And go all the way
Back home

Stay the way is certainement disaster
He can tell a fairy tale
It's happily ever after
Just relax and greener grass
Will grow here for a change
Maybe then we'll last a million years or more
Or more
Or more
Or more
Or more

And go all the way
Up to heaven
And go all the way
Back home

Yes, I do believe what he says
I want to be happy
I could sure use his help
No one gets by on themselves
He can make me happy

It's a warm summer breeze
It's weakness in your knees
It's perfect place above full everlasting love
Nothing to fear
Nothing to hide you
Just say what's on your mind
Needn't think before you speak
This is how it's meant to be
Ever high never fall
You can do no wrong at all
In this heaven up above
Filled with everlasting love
To the light
To the light


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"All the Way Up to Heaven" as written by Brian A. Rosenworcel Adam S. Gardner

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    General Commenthaha. i love this. it makes me laugh to hear them singing so high. its great.
    youmaysayimadreameron January 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI guess it could be drugs, but I doubt it. I mean, you interpret it your own way, we all do, but I think it's more obviously about someone trying to convert him. All the stuff about "down is where we came from" as in, from the "clay" in Genesis that Adam was made of, as well as the Fall of mankind, and how we should be looking up: ahead to better days, ultimately to heaven and our reunion with God. And, "no one get's high on themselves" could be a reference to how supposedly no one gets to heaven but through Jesus; we can't do it ourselves. This is all implied, of course.

    Still, one gets the definite impression the narrator doesn't buy it, even though he acknowledges his need to not "stay the same I am today". He calls it a fairy tale, and implies, alright, don't get annoyed, he's just trying to be nice to me, since I seem so lonely and sad, and help in the way he knows how.

    Or, maybe when he says he believes, it's a spoof on religious people. How they generally just get suckered in with tales of hope and everlasting love, and end up depending on their preacher or guru
    trippinbtmon March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds hes singing about some religious advocate for christianity or something like that..."He's just trying to be nice And spread around his advice ......
    Soon I could be happy And go all the way up to heaven And go all the way back home" and the soprano-ness of his voice just makes it comical.

    UltimateCHillon April 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah... advocate for christianity... when they're all jewish. check the faq on their website; it's pretty funny, especially the "digital fridge cams."
    anyhoo, at first this song sounded really funny, but now i'm used to the highness of his voice and i really like it.
    Smarkoon May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI can see the point of view that this song is about a guy preaching to someone, and how being religious can make things better.

    However, I saw the meaning of this song as completely different. To me, it sounds like someone is traveling back home to where they can be happy. Their mode of trasnportation is by airplane ("Down is where we came from" ... "And go all the way up to heaven, And go all the way back home"). Maybe he's talking to the flight attendent or pilot, who helps him get back home. I don't exactly know how the last verse fits in with my story though, so I'm probably completely wrong. I guess I'm just a long way from home, and my situation made me perceive the song in a different way.

    Great song nonetheless.
    JadedOneon April 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo me, the biggest giveaway that this song is about Christianity (whether mockingly or not) is the lyrics in the undertones at the end of the song. I'll rewrite them real quick.

    It's a warm summer breeze
    It's a weakness in your knees

    It's perfect place above
    Full of everlasting love
    Nothing to fear
    Nothing to hide
    You just say what's on your mind
    Needn't think before you speak
    This is how it's meant to be
    Ever high never fall
    You can do no wrong at all
    In this heaven up above
    Filled with everlasting love
    To the light
    To the light

    To me, this symbolizes the reason that most Christians believe in Christianity. I think the highness of his voice is just to further push the meaning of going up and to be "ever high" and never falling. I usually think that all things in Guster songs have some meaning, comedy always seems to follow along with it.
    kinger2713on April 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentlove this song. .it is funny to hear them sing so high. .but its just such a great sounding and happy song :)
    Madison5on June 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti also like the clapping in the song
    Madison5on June 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentUltimate they type of way they are singing is Falsetto.
    gusterswonderfulon October 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSorry I meant, the way they are singing in Falsetto, soprano means low.
    gusterswonderfulon October 21, 2004   Link

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