This Close to Heaven

Written by

Errol Walsh

Just tell me that it's over

Don't tell me how you love me so

Don't tell me how it really hurts you

Don't tell me, I don't want to know


Don't tell me that you're sorry

'Cos I've heard it all before

I've heard it each and every heartbreaking time

That you walked out the door

I don't want to hear it anymore

I don't want to hear it anymore

From the first time that I saw you

There's been a part of you that's always out of reach

Some secret little place where the shadows hide your face

And I could never stray

But I still love you anyway


But I can't go on living this close to heaven

So near but so far away

Your tender mercies are tearing me up.

And I've just got to get away

Darling ...please don't you stand in my way


I guess nobody's ever really hurt you

So you don't know how it feels

It's just like tangling with a freight-train

And going down beneath the wheels ‘cos that's exactly how it feels....

But you've got no imagination

And that's the kindest thing that I can think to say

I hope it never comes to you

May your skies be always blue, may they never turn to grey

But that's not for me to say


If it's over, it's over

Let it down easy and let it go

We've been hurting each other for too long

So darling let it go

'Cos I can't go on living this close to heaven

So near but so far away

Your tender mercies are tearing me up and I've just got to get away...

Darling ...please don't stand in my way

Don't you stand in my way

No, no, not in my way... not in my way