"Say Hello To Heaven" as written by and Chris Cornell....
Please, mother mercy
Take me from this place
And the long winded curses
I keep hearing in my head
Words never listen
And teachers never learn
Now I´m warm from the candle
But I feel too cold to burn
He came from an island
And he died from the street
He hurt so bad like a soul breaking
But he never said nothing to me
So say hello to heaven

New like a baby
Lost like a prayer
The sky was your playground
But the cold ground was your bed
Poor stargazer
She´s got no tears in her eyes
Smooth like whisper
She knows that love heals all wounds with time
Now it seems like too much love
Is never enough, you better seek out
Another road ´cause this one has
Ended abrupt, say hello to heaven

I never wanted
To write these words down for you
With the pages of phrases
Of things we´ll never do
So I blow out the candle, and
I put you to bed
Since you can´t say to me
Now how the dogs broke your bone
There´s just one thing left to be said
Say hello to heaven


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"Say Hello 2 Heaven" as written by Chris Cornell

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  • +2
    Song MeaningI think this song has some references to Mother Love Bone songs, for explample:

    "Poor stargazer
    She's got no tears in her eyes"
    - It's a clear reference to "Stargazer" song


    "Words never listen
    And TEACHERS NEVER LEARN"
    - This part, I think is a reference to "Chloe Dancer" song:
    "A couple of years difference
    BUT THOSE LESSONS NEVER LEARN (did you know)"

    So, Does anyone know any other reference in this song? (my english is pretty bad, and it's difficult find them for myself)
    Javixuon August 14, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentalthough not about Layne Staley of Alice in Chains, this song could almost be about him after his passing in 2002. Its a sad, yet comforting song dedicated to Andrew Wood, but can be for anyone really.
    Sicmanon January 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe remaining members of Mother Love Bone, after losing their lead singer (Andrew Wood i think his name was) collaberated with some members of Soundgarden and pulled Eddie Vedder out of nowhere to do backup vocals for a one-time project tribute to Wood
    skibum8713on June 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an amazing song. A beautiful dedication to a lost brother...
    My boyfriend turned me on to Temple of the Dog and Mother Love Bone. Now I enjoy the music probably more than him. We lose all the greats early.
    lovely_wildfireon June 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about someone close to you dying or maybe about the songwriter losing someone close to them.
    either way it's a beautiful song and I'm surprised that more people haven't commented on it.
    bngipsonon September 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song, and bngipson their is no question about what the song is about, read the earlier posts.

    I knew Cornell had a good voice, but this song is probably his best work.
    Muzzyon March 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is just a beautiful tribute to Andrew Wood who was the lead singer for Mother Love Bone. The Other members were (Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament from Pj) and Greg Gilmore, and last Bruce Fairweather. I Just love the lyrics to this song, its sort of touching in a way.
    thekep1014on December 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey dont make more records cause no one else is dying, and i dont think anyone should want them to
    bigryoungon July 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs ever. Say Hello To Heaven is probably one of the best songs ever written.
    matejpon December 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis was ment to be a one cd project dedicated to the death of andrew wood of malfunkshun and mother love bone. the band members are stone gossard and jeff ament of pearl jam. and chris cornell and mat cameron of soundgarden. they got the name of the song from the mother love song 'man of golden words'. but the meaning of the song is obvious they are telling andrew wood to "say hello to heave" for them.
    lectrofiedalligatoron February 02, 2006   Link

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