Ticket to heaven

I can see what you're looking to find
in the smile on my face
in my peace of mind
in my state of grace
I send what I can
to the man from the ministry
he's a part of heaven's plan
and he talks to me

now I send what I can to the man
with the diamond ring
he's a part of heaven's plan
and he sure can sing
now it's all I can afford
but the lord has sent me eternity
it's to save the little children
in a poor country

I got my
and everlasting life
I got a ride all the way to paradise
I got my
and everlasting life
all the way to paradise

now there's nothing left for luxuries
nothing left to pay my heating bill
but the good lord will provide
I know he will
so send what you can
to the man with the diamond ring
they're tuning in across the land
to hear him sing

I got my
and everlasting life
I got a ride all the way to paradise
I got my
and everlasting life
all the way to paradise


Lyrics submitted by Dasch

"Ticket to Heaven" as written by Mark Knopfler

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI think this one is pretty straightforward. It's a commentary on televangelists manipulating poorer, less educated people with God as the selling point. People hoping to go to heaven and find God send their money to these televangelists, sending themselves even closer toward being paupers while these manipulators get rich. Very critical and very sad in its way. I think it's inspired by the televangelist scandals that occurred around the time of this album's release.
    gardenofsoundon March 04, 2008   Link

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