"Heaven Sent" as written by Esthero and Martin Daniel Mc Kinney....
I came and saw you left the light on
There was no one home at all
Couldn't wait to get your clothes on
Shouldn't come around to call on you

The taste was sweet and you delivered
I didn't know I would feel so high
Well, I guess we didn't have to kill her
But don't feel so bad though

You looked her in the eye
And I watched her cry
And my mouth went dry
Everyone is going to have to die sometime

My mouth is clean, my hands are dirty
Heaven isn't on my side
Well, if it was, then she'd have hurt me
Didn't think this through

But, I didn't have the time
To perfect my crime
I drank my wine
Everything is going to be just fine

I don't know, I don't love, (you're alone, you're alone) I don't know
Anyone like me

I'm not heaven sent
I'm not heaven sent
But I'm broken and bent

My mouth went dry
As I watched her cry
Everyone has to, gets to die
But not on my time not on this girl's time
Fucked if it's my time (fucked if it's my time)
Not on my time(this is all fucked up)


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"Heaven Sent" as written by Martin Daniel Mc Kinney

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    General Commenthmm..interesting idea - abortion, but then I don't understand all the "you looked her in the eye" and "I watched her cry". Sounds like they are talking about an adult, not a fetus. and why the "I dont know anyone like me". The alienation seems more apropos for a murder. That's kinda my thinking, although I know that that's way out there, too. hmm...
    re8eccaon May 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwell, i had never thought of the whole abortion possibility, but my best friend and i always thought it was about she and her boyfriend killing his ex girlfriend... maybe a bit of a stretch, but hey-it works for us.
    purpleslushieon June 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI've always wondered what she's talking about in this song, and I've always kind of thought that she was talking about abortion. Any thoughts?
    GirlWareon July 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou know....your insight is mindblowing. I had no idea that this song was about abortion until you pointed me in the right direction. It makes perfect sense now.
    k_oss_mrldon October 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI've asked Esthero 3 times to explain this song to me, but she just won't. I don't think she likes talking about the motivation behind her songs, but she's funny as hell and very insightful on anything else. artists are funny like that.
    k_oss_mrldon April 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti always thought it was about murdering an adult, just because the tone of the words sound so sarcastic and pre-meditated. I always thought along the same lines as you, purpleshushie, though i thought maybe it'd be his wife and that the persona was a mistress. maybe then, it'd give some reason behind her sarcasm and possible hate toward this other woman, whoever she is.
    JulianaThursday8on February 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a woman and her boyfriend killing a woman together. Possibly "killing" the woman's former self, like the man has corrupted her, and now she hates who she used to be.

    "The taste was sweet and you delivered
    I didn't know I would feel so high
    Well, I guess we didn't have to kill her
    But don't feel so bad though"

    She's lost her innocence or inhibitions because of sex/passion with this man.
    VTBlueFlameon February 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHas anyone ever hear of the the Texas Cadet Murder Case? Diane Zamora & David Graham were high school sweethearts and the two of them planned to go the air force academy after school. Zamora was older so she went first. While she was gone Graham cheated on her with a girl from their school. When Zamora found out about the affair she convinced Graham that the only way they could make their relationship pure again would be to kill the girl he had the affair with, so the two of them killed her together. At the time this song was released Zamora and Graham were on trial in Texas.
    kmae75on October 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSorry- its been a long time since I've heard about the case I just posted above, so I went back and re-read the case. They may have been the same age but they didn't get caught untill they went into the academy. He had the affair early in their relationship. Still, the point is they killed her together and I think the song came out of all the media surrounding the event.
    kmae75on October 19, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationSounds like the narrator is having an affair with a married man in my opinion.

    I came and saw you left the light on
    There was no one home at all
    (His wife or family is out of the house.)
    Couldn't wait to get your clothes on
    Shouldn't come around to call on you
    (He's quick to kick her out of the house before his wife gets home, and she can't ask him for anything.)

    The taste was sweet and you delivered
    I didn't know I would feel so high
    (Sort of obvious...)
    Well, I guess we didn't have to kill her
    But don't feel so bad though
    (I think killing her is symbolic for destroying the wife's life, and the lack of guilt she has for it.)

    You looked her in the eye
    And I watched her cry
    And my mouth went dry
    (I think that this is referring to a confrontation between the wife and husband about the affair that she witnessed.)
    Everyone is going to have to die - sometime
    (Everyone is going to lose their innocence, and its the wife's time.)

    I'm not heaven sent
    I'm not heaven sent
    But I'm broken and bent
    (Makes me think she wants a normal, loving, pure relationship but she's got herself caught up in this destructive affair and she feels damaged.)


    That's just what I thought of when I first listened to the lyrics.
    In general it seems like the narrator is finally feeling the guilt and the immensity of what she's done. Possibly from seeing the wife cry.
    sleepyfaerieon March 06, 2009   Link

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