Changing Tracks – A Song of Memories

 

Reuben - Williams Syndrome (RIP)

Reuben 1995-2001

 

Do you have a song or songs that hold particular meaning no matter how many times you hear them or how many years go by?

Eric Clapton’s Tears In Heaven hits me immediately the first note reaches my ears, you won’t see them but there is bound to be a misting of the eyes, a hint of tear.

Tears In Heaven shares my questions and unites with my own permanently carried grief left over from losing our precious 5 year old, Reuben, soon after open heart surgery in 2001.

What I didn’t realise until now is that Eric wrote this moving and emotional song while grieving the loss of his own 5 year old son.  Making this song now more meaningful than ever before, if that’s even possible.

“Tears In Heaven”

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same
If I saw you in heaven?

I must be strong
And carry on,
‘Cause I know I don’t belong
Here in heaven.

Would you hold my hand
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand
If I saw you in heaven?

I’ll find my way
Through night and day,
‘Cause I know I just can’t stay
Here in heaven.

Time can bring you down,
Time can bend your knees.
Time can break your heart,
Have you begging please, begging please.

Beyond the door,
There’s peace I’m sure,
And I know there’ll be no more
Tears in heaven.

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same
If I saw you in heaven?

I must be strong
And carry on,
‘Cause I know I don’t belong
Here in heaven

I hold on to the day when I will once again see my precious son along with his precious siblings lost via miscarriage.  It’s not weird it’s sweet comfort, hope and makes death all the less scary!

Blogged for #CHbloginmay #Day3 (“woohoo! I made it to day 3″)

  • http://claireyhewitt.blogspot.com/ ClaireyHewitt

    I always knew this song was about his song, and from the moment I heard it I would cry for all the babies in heaven. When my own nephew flew away to the stars I just never listened to it again.
    Fly High little angels.

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