"Closest Thing to Heaven" as written by Curt Smith, Roland Orzabal and Charlton Clay Pettus....
Twenty eight days of rain
Flash floods in February
Back in our boats again
Bath water and the baby
What am I gonna do?
There's been a lot of drinking
Looking at ghosts of you
While all the world is sinking

Ten thousand miles into the atmosphere
My body shakes
Is there a welcome here?

Closest thing to heaven
How do you do it?
Closest thing to heaven, heaven

Throw your arms round the world
Make love your destination
Here we go boys and girls
Act like a generation
Give me that ball and chain
By now it must be hurting
Dragging your feet again
Just like a beast of burden
When one and one and one make two
I know I'm high because I've captured you,

Closest thing to heaven
Yeah, it's you
Closest thing to heaven, heaven

Look the world right in the eye
Eat the countries that are making billions
Sweet as homemade apple pie
Saved by crumbs for all the starving millions, yeah

Closest thing to heaven
Closest thing to heaven
How do you do it?
Closest thing to heaven
Uhh, hey
Closest thing to heaven

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"Closest Thing to Heaven [UK Radio Mix]" as written by Curt Smith Charlton Clay Pettus


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    General CommentNot exactly like the old tears for fears, but still an odd and original song. A lot of weird stuff going with the guitar. I think the song is about missing someone close to dying or a lot of complaining about the state of the world.
    fatcatx2lon April 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentcouple of wrong bits,. i got it as an 'easter burden' not beast of burden, and evil countries making millions, not eat the

    i like this song, came free on my fone when i bought it, but its quite good, makes me sleepy though... probly cause its my alarm sound... meh
    Avatar-rockon May 01, 2006   Link

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