THIS CLOSE TO HEAVEN

 

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

And 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 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   

 

© Errol Walsh