"On Earth" as written by and Harriet Wheeler David Gavurin....
And she's walking on the edge of a knife
And she knows it's the death of her
Sarah you live & you learn you're invisible
And she's walking on the edge of a crowd
Late at night you can never tell

Town from town
Sounds of England swallow you down
Makes you want to laugh
Could a heaven on earth be ours here & now?

And she says "what's in my palm?
Read between the lines
Give me something to savour
Can you do that? 'cause I'll believe anything

And I say
When you're hoping for some more from your life
Shouldn't wonder you've had enough
And in my town
Sounds of England swallow you down
And a heaven on earth is all ours but not now
I tell you when a heaven on earth is all ours
Come on down


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"On Earth" as written by Harriet Wheeler David Gavurin

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    General CommentOn Earth is saddening. I think they're implying that this girl named Sarah is close to committing suicide. Moving from town to town and being on the outside is getting to her. The references to heaven seem to be about happiness in general.

    It can be interpreted from the last lyric that she does, in fact, go through with it:

    "And a heaven on earth is all ours but not now
    I tell you when a heaven on earth is all ours
    Come on down"

    Basically, you've got to persevere through the hard times to find what you want in life. To me, it's not a matter of offing yourself to avoid the pain of depression. What you'll find there won't be solace, but really..well nothing. You won't be able to "Come on down" once that decision is made. Which is the point of that last lyric, in my opinion. Very good!
    RobiWanon May 05, 2013   Link

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