"Say Hello To Heaven" as written by and Chris Cornell....
Please, mother mercy
Take me from this place
And the long-winded curses
I hear in my head

The words never listen
And teachers, oh they never learn
My warmth from the candle
Though I feel too cold to burn

He came from an island
Then he died from the street
And he hurt so bad like a soul breakin'
But he never said nothin' to me, yeah

A'say hello to heaven, heaven, heaven
Say hello to heaven, heaven, heaven, yeah

New like a baby, lost like a prayer
The sky was your playground
But the cold girl was your bed

Ooh, I said, poor Stargazer
She's got no tears in her eyes
But fool like a whisper
She knows that love heals all wounds with time

Now it seem like too much love is
Never enough, yeah, you better
Seek out Another road 'cause this one has ended abrupt, oh

Say hello to heaven, heaven, heaven
Say hello to heaven, heaven, heaven, yeah

Say hello to heaven, heaven, heaven, oh oh

I, I never wanted
To write these words down for you
With the pages of phrases
Of things we'll never do

Yea, so I blow out, out the candle and I put you to bed
Since you can't say to me now
How the dog broke your bone
There's just one thing left to be said

Say hello to heaven, heaven, heaven, yeah
Say hello to heaven, heaven, heaven, yeah
Say hello to heaven, heaven, heaven, yeah
Say hello to heaven, to heaven, yeah yeah, oh oh

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"Say Hello 2 Heaven" as written by Chris Cornell

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  • +5
    Song MeaningI think this song has some references to Mother Love Bone songs, for explample:

    "Poor stargazer
    She's got no tears in her eyes"
    - It's a clear reference to "Stargazer" song

    "Words never listen
    - This part, I think is a reference to "Chloe Dancer" song:
    "A couple of years difference

    So, Does anyone know any other reference in this song? (my english is pretty bad, and it's difficult find them for myself)
    Javixuon August 14, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentalthough not about Layne Staley of Alice in Chains, this song could almost be about him after his passing in 2002. Its a sad, yet comforting song dedicated to Andrew Wood, but can be for anyone really.
    Sicmanon January 05, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is about Andrew Wood, singer of Mother Love Bone, who died of a drug overdose in 1990. He was a friend of Chris Cornell's and the whole Temple of the Dog album is basically a big tribute to him.
    This is probably one of the more obvious songs that is dedicated to Wood,.

    I recommend the album, it has a little bit of every 90s feel on it
    Alice_in_Soundweezeron February 17, 2017   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe remaining members of Mother Love Bone, after losing their lead singer (Andrew Wood i think his name was) collaberated with some members of Soundgarden and pulled Eddie Vedder out of nowhere to do backup vocals for a one-time project tribute to Wood
    skibum8713on June 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is just a beautiful tribute to Andrew Wood who was the lead singer for Mother Love Bone. The Other members were (Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament from Pj) and Greg Gilmore, and last Bruce Fairweather. I Just love the lyrics to this song, its sort of touching in a way.
    thekep1014on December 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthey dont make more records cause no one else is dying, and i dont think anyone should want them to
    bigryoungon July 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    Memorythis song is truely amazing. chris is my most favorite artist, singer, songwriter in the entire world. with that being said...heres my story. my mother was in the hospital dying and we got the call to come coz she was slipping fast. we were on our way there and i had this intense feeling that i was choking..i felt like i couldnt breathe. i pressed the cd button on the car stereo and played say hello to heaven. it was so right for the moment and so emotional...we were too late getting there by like 5-10 minutes and i grabbed her hand nd told her to say hello to heaven. i believe that while that song was playing and i had the feeling like i couldnt breathe was when she passed. so sadly such a awesome song is forever linked with me to such a hard time.
    missyisedgyon November 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an amazing song. A beautiful dedication to a lost brother...
    My boyfriend turned me on to Temple of the Dog and Mother Love Bone. Now I enjoy the music probably more than him. We lose all the greats early.
    lovely_wildfireon June 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about someone close to you dying or maybe about the songwriter losing someone close to them.
    either way it's a beautiful song and I'm surprised that more people haven't commented on it.
    bngipsonon September 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song, and bngipson their is no question about what the song is about, read the earlier posts.

    I knew Cornell had a good voice, but this song is probably his best work.
    Muzzyon March 09, 2003   Link

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