"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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    General CommentThis song is not about heroin. All AIC songs are not about heroin. People are looking for meanings that are not there. Jerry wrote this about the love of his life and how he messed up their relationship. The point of view that he writes it in is like he is talking to himself, second-person point of view. He is not talking about his relationship with Layne, Layne's heroin abuse, or his own drug use. Most of Jerry's songs are about relationships, not drugs. Yeah, Angry Chair is about heroin, but not all AIC songs are. If you want to know what a song is about, try the liner notes of the Music Bank box set. Jerry gives his comments about songs there.
    GotMeWrongon December 03, 2010   Link

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