All the pieces fall into place
When we walk these fields
And I reach out to touch your face
This earthly heaven is enough for me

So break the bread and pour the wine
I need no blessings but I'm counting mine
Life is much more than money buys
When I see the faith in my children's eyes

I've felt the power in a holy place
And wished for comfort when in need
Now I'm here in a state of grace
This earthly heaven is enough for me

So break the bread and pour the wine
I need no blessings but I'm counting mine
Life is much more than money buys
When I see the faith in my children's eyes

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"This Heaven" as written by Polly Samson David Gilmour


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  • +2
    General CommentWell, there's earthly and heavenly. I don't know too much about David Gilmour, but, this sounds like he's satisfied with some type of "Spirtual" feeling. This earthly heaven is enough for me, if that means earth as heaven, then, that sounds good to me. I think he's saying, life, family, and this earth is heaven, and it's enough for him.
    banedravenon March 21, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it has something to do with his atheism; he feels he does not need a "heaven" when he believes that this "earthly heaven" is enough for him.
    dom_stapletonon August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes, I think this has everything to do with athiesm. Earthly Heaven is all one can really hope for. It is enough. I think that David has achieved a great deal. His guitar playing and singing are so wonderful. I hope that he is satisfied.
    floyd336on March 15, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentActually the man did say in Sunday Telegraph that it's about atheism. Something about "accepting his mortality". The song in itself is indeed rather vague though.
    Jebniglason February 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFrom Newsday, published March 30, 2006: "I'm an atheist, and I don't have any belief in an afterlife..."

    "The theme of the new album - those Pink Floyd habits die hard - is mortality. One song, 'This Heaven', reflects Gilmour's atheism. 'There is an element of contended resignation in that song. It extols the virtues of living in the moment and accepting your mortality. Perhaps the closest I will get to immortality will be through Dark Side of the Moon. I think that record will go on being played for a while yet.' " Nigel Farndale interviewing Gilmour, 'Still on the dark side', The Sunday Telegraph (London), May 28, 2006, Section Seven, Pg. 8.

    Accordingly, David Gilmour is an Atheist and that's partly what "This Heaven" reflects, apparently.
    jimmyRRpageon February 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPretty clear, he loves his kids :)
    mikemacon March 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about being content,plain and simple,an atthist would not refer to a holy place and surly would not admitt to feeling a power there.god bless and rock on.
    fitiuson September 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou can listen to this song and think about atheism if you wish to, but the song is ABOUT his love for his kids, I don't see how you could say it's ABOUT atheism.
    mikemacon February 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"When I see faith in my childrens' eyes...". Wow doesn't sound atheist to me.
    Then there's the blurb on one of his live concert videos from the On An Island
    tour (not the one in Gdansk) where there is a blurb about David's journey to Bethlehem.

    Break the bread and pour the wine=communion/Eucharist

    I need no blessing -- G-d gives us enough already
    Bu I'm countng mine -- but gives more anyways

    also in certain oink Floyd albums (Division Bell) you'll see
    God referenced as G-d. A rather Jewish way of spelling that word. Why would an atheist even worry about it.

    Frm division bell "sell your soul for complete control is that really what you need. You can lose yourself this night. See inside there is nothng to hide TURN (repent) AND FACE THE LIGHT"

    Now cmon--artheist or not this is at least all judeo something in my book.

    Faith? Soul? Blessing?

    Earthly heaven. Christ came and did bring heaaven in our hearts "thy kingdom come on earth as it is n heaven"

    works for this Chistian boy.

    But I love all the viewpoints!!!!!!!
    Laseron August 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningDefinitely about appreciating the one life we get and living it to the fullest. Gilmour is an outspoken atheist. The brilliance of this song is the religious imagery to make a point about atheism
    DocDavidsonon October 18, 2016   Link

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