You can look to the stars in search of the answers
Look for God and life on distant planets
Have your faith in the ever after
While each of us holds inside the map to the labyrinth
And heaven's here on earth

We are the spirit the collective conscience
We create the pain and the suffering and the beauty in this world
Heaven's here on earth

In our faith in humankind
In our respect for what is earthly
In our unfaltering belief in peace and love and understanding

I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise
Of ordinary people leading ordinary lives
Filled with love, compassion, forgiveness and sacrifice
Heaven's in our hearts

In our faith in humankind
In our respect for what is earthly
In our unfaltering belief in peace and love and understanding

Look around
Believe in what you see
The kingdom is at hand
The promised land is at your feet
We can and will become what we aspire to be
If Heaven's here on earth

If we have faith in humankind
And respect for what is earthly
And an unfaltering belief that truth is divinity
And heaven's here on earth

I've seen spirits
I've met angels
I've touched creations beautiful and wondrous
I've been places where I question all I think I know
But I believe, I believe, I believe this could be heaven

We are born inside the gates with the power to create life
And to take it away
The world is our temple
The world is our church
Heaven's here on earth

If we have faith in humankind
And respect for what is earthly
And an unfaltering belief
In peace and love and understanding
This could be heaven here on earth

Heaven's in our heart



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    i believe that this song is about how us as human beings, with our flaws tend to look at the negitives and get fixated on them, forgetting the fact that the world is actually a wonderful thing that gives beauty and wonder, along with the people who do try ans share that with people who do not believe it to be so (I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise, ordinary people leading ordinary lives) and how the world could be a better happier place for all if we learned lessons and had faith in what life has to offer us, i think it talks about the flaws of some people, and hope that we can gain by others.

    Chris276on July 13, 2005   Link
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    this song is one of her most meaningful..

    if we treat the earth like our "heaven", it will become that way and we'll live in peace with it. if our only religion was trust in mankind and respect for what is earthly we'd have a heaven here on earth.

    kleeon March 13, 2008   Link
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    i believe that this song is about how us as human beings, with our flaws tend to look at the negitives and get fixated on them, forgetting the fact that the world is actually a wonderful thing that gives beauty and wonder, along with the people who do try ans share that with people who do not believe it to be so (I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise, ordinary people leading ordinary lives) and how the world could be a better happier place for all if we learned lessons and had faith in what life has to offer us, i think it talks about the flaws of some people, and hope that we can gain by others.

    Chris276on July 13, 2005   Link
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    This song speaks of the world that we live in, HERE! She is saying that everyone is always saying the only way that we will be truly happy and at peace is when we die and go to a place called Heaven. This song speaks of Heaven Here On Earth. Since we are here now, we all together collectively have the chance to make the world this place of remarkable joy. "I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives filled with love and compassion, forgiveness, and sacrifice"(this is a figure speech). There are many people who freely give, freely help, and have a true heart of gold. If we just have faith in humankind (the people in the world around us) and respect for what is earthly and we believe that truth is divinity, this could be heaven here on earth. We need to look around and believe in the things and people around us because we are already here. The promise land is at our feet. We dont' need to wait to die to live peacefully. We can do this now.

    scrpdvaon December 27, 2006   Link

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