"Heaven Beside You" as written by and Michael A. Inez Jerry Cantrell....
Be what you want to be
See what you came to see
Been what you want to be
I don't like what I see

Like the coldest winter chill
Heaven beside you, hell within
Like the coldest winter chill
Heaven beside you, hell within

Like the coldest winter will
Heaven beside you, hell within
And you think you have it still, heaven inside you
So there's problems in your life

That's fucked up, and I'm not blind
I'm just see through faded, super jaded
And out of my mind
Do what you want to do

Go out and seek your truth
When I'm down and blue
Rather be me than you
Like the coldest winter chill

Heaven beside you, hell within
Like the coldest winter chill
Heaven beside you, hell within
Like the coldest winter will

Heaven beside you, hell within
And you wish you had it still, heaven inside you
So there's problems in your life
That's fucked up, and I'm not blind

I'm just see through faded, super jaded
And out of my mind
Like the coldest winter chill
Heaven beside you, hell within

Like the coldest winter chill
Heaven beside you, hell within
Like the coldest winter will
Heaven beside you, hell within

And you know you have it still, heaven inside you
So there's problems in your life
That's fucked up, but you're not blind
You're just see through faded, overrated

And out of your mind


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"Heaven Beside You" as written by Michael A. Inez Jerry Cantrell

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  • +6
    My InterpretationTo me this song seems like Cantrel is almost venting about Staley.

    "Be what you wanna be
    See what you came to see
    Been what you wanna be
    I don't like what I see"

    At first, he was content to let Staley do what he wanted, but by that time it started effecting
    thier music.

    "Like the coldest winter chill
    Heaven beside you... Hell within"

    Staley had all this great potential but let the hell within(herion) mess it up.
    Am I the only one who thinks hell within and heroin sound alike?

    Also,

    "So there's problems in your life
    That's fucked up, and I'm not blind
    I'm just see through faded, super jaded
    And out of my mind"

    Cantrel's attempts at empathy.

    "So there's problems in your life
    That's fucked up, but You're not blind
    You're just see through faded, overrated
    And out of your mind"

    Cantrel's tired of trying to help Staley.

    Maybe he thought the only way to communicate his feelings was in song?






    dopaminefiendon June 19, 2010   Link

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