"Borrowed Heaven" as written by Andrea Jane Corr, Caroline Corr, James Corr and Sharon Corr....
All beauty all fade away, borrowed
All moonlight, return today, borrowed
All sunrise all shooting stars, borrowed
All earth bound bare feet in day
you know we're standing on

Borrowed borrowed heaven
Borrowed borrowed heaven

All heartache all rivers cried, borrowed
Don't stay out too late tonight, borrowed
I love you don't want to die, borrowed
You taste like paradise, I know I'm breathing in

Borrowed borrowed heaven
Borrowed borrowed heaven
Borrowed borrowed heaven
Borrowed borrowed heaven

You have my life and I will give it back
But before I do, I'm gonna hold it tight
This is my prayer

All body, All skin all bone, borrowed
All silky, all smooth and warm, borrowed
Almighty I stand alone
I know I'm living in

Borrowed borrowed heaven

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"Borrowed Heaven" as written by Caroline Corr Andrea Jane Corr

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    General CommentOn a concert in Montreux, in 2004, Andrea said that this song was pretty much about heaven being within the miracle of being alive. And that life is right now, not something you're waiting for in the future. All is a lawn from God, and one day we'll have to give it back.
    Jarlion January 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the way the music shifts along different genres. Techno, celtic, orchestral, african chorus/chant, far eastern.

    The message is also beautiful. That life itself is precious, not something to be thrown away for a sterile or violent preparation of an afterlife that may not exist. Too many puritan/fundamentalist religons today tell people to spend their entire lives not really living at all, doing penance for a sin they did not commit, simply for a chance to get inside the seemingly very exclusive heaven.

    Instead of spending their lives trying to make everyone and themselves happy, they instead waste it away. And more often than not infect other people as well with their misery. Martyrdom, sacrifice, enforced celibacy, executions, wars... A lot of them end up being the angry old people who have realized too late that they have never really been happy even for a single moment in their entire lives.
    AStepIntoOblivionon December 04, 2010   Link

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