Monday, July 27, 2009

Heaven Lyric Analysis

I know, let's do another song analysis. When I was on vacation I got treated to a Bryan Adams analysis that was fun by one of my ghost writers. I realized...hey, I didn't get to do one. So here you go..."Heaven" by Bryan Adams with VE commentary

Oh - thinkin' about all our younger years
There was only you and me
We were young and wild and free

Wow, you mean Bryan Adams is actually “Adam” from Adam and Eve? I knew he was older, but I didn’t know he was THAT old.

Now nothin' can take you away from me
We bin down that road before
But that's over now
You keep me comin' back for more

I looked on Google Earth but I couldn’t find any roads anywhere that took people away. And I really wanted to. I had plans for in-laws, certain relatives and former bosses.

Baby you're all that I want
When you're lyin' here in my arms

Man…now that is sacrifice! Me? When I lie in somebody’s arms I always seem to want spicy Buffalo wings or Snicker Doodles or something.

I'm findin' it hard to believe
We're in heaven

I’m findin’ it hard to believe there are roads in heaven. But apparently they’ve been down them…I wonder if the traffic on them is hell?

And love is all that I need
And I found it there in your heart
It isn't too hard to see
We're in heaven

Ah…love is all he needs. No wonder he doesn’t crave Buffalo wings…

Oh - once in your life you find someone

I need a judges ruling on this…but are you saying that I can use somebody else’s life to find a second someone?

Who will turn your world around
Bring you up when you're feelin' down

I don’t see this as a benefit. Turning my world around would just mean that the sun would set in my backyard now. I like it setting in the front yard because it’s not so hot in the back at the end of the day. This would be a pain in the butt to have to change…

Ya - nothin' could change what you mean to me
Oh there's lots that I could say
But just hold me now
Cause our love will light the way

Maybe we could market love flashlights; they’d be all the rage with the pre-teen and teens…

N' baby you're all that I want
When you're lyin' here in my arms
I'm findin' it hard to believe
We're in heaven

And love is all that I need
And I found it there in your heart
It isn't too hard to see
We're in heaven

Oh Bryan…couldn’t you conjure up a few more lyrics? No, I guess we have to endure these over again.

I've been waitin' for so long
For something to arrive

Obviously it’s coming via the U.S. Postal Service then.

For love to come along

Does love use the proper public transportation stops or does it have its own stops along the road?

Now our dreams are comin' true
Through the good times and the bad
Ya - I'll be standin' there by you

I don’t buy it. If their dreams are coming true, then why would they have any bad times? Lyric flaw…lyric flaw. Oh…why do I even bother.

51 comments:

Mrsupole said...

First again, I am gonna go pass out. Yea.

God bless.

Mrsupole said...

Hey can I get once of those love flashlights, and do they mean that if you shine it on someone they fall in love with you or that you fall in love with them. Or is it that they just make one look oh so much better.

And if they are the only ones in heaven then who is mailing them something. And actually who is working for the US Postal Service. Does that mean that Adam had a job, but then who would pay him and where did he spend his money if no stores were invented yet.

Oh, sometimes I am so confused when I come here. What is one to do. Questions and then more questions. Oh my.

God bless.

Mrsupole said...

Oh, I mean one of those flashlights. See my brain is so befuddled. Golly Geez. Am I also number three.

angie said...

YOu always manage to amuse me. Spicy buffalo wings and snickerdooles, huh? :)

Mrsupole said...

Almost forgot, if my backyard faces east/west and gets morning sun and then the hot dang nab it afternoon heat, does that mean I have to suffer? But it is good for my tomato plants which are now taller than I am. Not to say they are tall, but I am almost 7 feet tall, so yeah, they are like freaking trees now. Just kidding, I am only 6 feet. At least by my feet size which is a size 7, so does that make me 7 feet again. Yeah, I think I am sticking to that one.

VE said...

mrsupole - Do you have some sort of first alert for my blog? ;)

mrsupole - Naturally, the love flashlights don't have batteries included...and they're expensive and rare. And you've added a bunch of excellent unanswerable questions to my list...

mrsupole - Kurts going to be might put out now that you've taken the first three positions. So is perpetual chocoholic...

angie - Yeah, seems kind of random. Like me!

mrsupole - I'm so confused now. Your six foot tomatos are in the east backyard and your seven footers are in the west back yard with the wicked witch? Is that right? Oh, and you have freaky trees...

ReformingGeek said...

I'm totally lost. Does he get to stay in Heaven or was he ever really there? These folks must be smokin' something. ;-)

Janna said...

No matter how good love is, buffalo wings can always make it better.

Jaime said...

snickerdoodles? i can't tell you how offended i would be if i'm laying there in someone's arms and they're thinking about cookies.

VE said...

reforminggeek - I think he's still at Woodstock...he never left.

janna - Here, here!

jaime - Ha! You don't even want to know what goes through a guys head at times like that...

Serena said...

So, what, are you saying you don't have a mushy side? I'm thinking you'll change your tune when it comes time to market the love flashlights. I'd stick Snickerdoodles in the media kit if I were you.:)

VE said...

serena - I agree, I think Snickerdoodles would be an excellent product placement!

Uncivil said...

Those Reviver Survivor spin offs are going to be hard to beat!!!!
Just catching up on the fun!

Quirkyloon said...

Everything I do
I do it for you...

Ooops wrong song.

Heh heh

Bryan Adams definitely NOT my cuppa.

hee hee

Megan said...

I know why you bother. You just can't stop yourself.

That's a good thing, though.

Gladys said...

VE - if they are in Heaven aren't they dead? So why would they need light or anything else? This song confuses me almost as much as Stairway To Heaven.

VE said...

uncivil - They are indeed. Nothing like desperate sad celebrities...

quirkyloon - Me neither...but he's fun to mess with

megan - It's true. I just can't resist!

gladys - Almost. And I've still got that one on my list!

Ronda Laveen said...

Love flashlight? Is that why the husband keeps trying to get me to use it in the dark?

VE said...

ronda - All men have their secret plans...

Matt-Man said...

You being critical of this beautiful song is proof positive that you have been hurt by love in a way that is unrepairable. It's so very sad. Let me know if you ever need to talk. Good Luck VE. Cheers!!

Roy Scribner said...

Damn, could you have picked a sappier set of lyrics? You need to do Holiday in Cambodia next, to make up for that!

moooooog35 said...

You have failed to realize that he's actually singing to his jar of ProActiv.

unfinishedrambler said...

Also if they're in Heaven, why would there be bad times. Doesn't compute.

Of course, as you point out, a lot of it doesn't compute.

VE said...

matt-man - Ha! You old sentimentalist, you!

VE said...

roy - Rather...I think I need to take a holiday in Cambodia. Angwar What is nice I hear...

VE said...

moooooog35 - Ha! It is starting to make more sense when you put it that way. Starting.

VE said...

unfinished rambler - He was probably lighting up some gonge instead of doing a lyric edit after he wrote that part

Winky Twinky said...

Mmmmmm wings!! What else is there?

Nessa said...

I didn't get past the Snicker Doodles.

Jeff said...

You gotta love Bryan Adams. He's like the Canadian Shakespeare of the 80s.

You gotta admit though... he's had a bazillion hits. I bet a guy could write a whole post using nothing but the titles of all the songs he's written. Not me of course but more like a guy like you. I'm just saying...

VE said...

winky tinky - BBQ ribs?

VE said...

nessa - I don't blame you...it's hard to get past Snickerdoodles!

VE said...

Jeff - What? Everything I do I do it for you. Why back in the summer of 69 it was like heaven. Do I have to say the words to that lady in red? Ok then, here I am, it's only love and this is where I belong so please forgive me and I'll come back to you. Errr...not YOU Jeff, but the lady in red...

leelee said...

thank you..it all makes sense now..

HUGS!

VE said...

leelee - That's kinda scary, huh? Perhaps some things just shouldn't make sense...

Kurt said...

I don't know this song. Perhaps if you did Dancin' Machine by the Jackson Five?

VE said...

kurt - I could cover some more Death Cab for Cutie...that seems to grab your attention.

thinkinfyou said...

I wouldn't want anyone to be playing with buffalo wings while lying in my arms. It seems like it would hurt!

VE said...

thinkinfyou - I guess playing with anything from a buffalo would probably be sketchy given that scenario...

Siobhan said...

Hi, I found your blog while searching for Wizard of Oz images. I'm doing Wizard of Oz as my theme this year in art, and I was searching for inspiration!

Organic Meatbag said...

Being Canadian and all, I think Bryan Adams was really writing about his love of hockey...

VE said...

siobhan - Hey, thanks for getting back on my question. I never thought to do an image search to see if that post came up; I'd always done a regular search and never saw it...which just got me scratching my head on why everyone keeps coming to this post. Good luck on your theme!

organic meatbag - That does explain a lot...but it still doesn't help me to understand the sport of curling...

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Since I posted on yesterdays post for todays I won't comment on todays, k? D'Oh!

lime said...

ok i will agree i've never been all that turned on by the lyrics but the song does remind me of my high school bf and steaming up the windows at the drive in.

VE said...

perpetual - Of course you realize later when I add the tally points I'll not remember that and you'll simply get credit for one comment per post. Sorry...

lime - Let me guess...there was only you and he, you were wild and young and free....

nursemyra said...

I prefer Ryan Adams

VE said...

nursemyra - Me too...

Maureen said...

Oh poor Bryan... you Yanks try way too hard to figure us out.

Yes, he was in Heaven with his Kokanee Beer and a Timmie's donut at a Canucks game.

See? Easy peasy to figure out.

VE said...

maureen - You sure it wasn't a curling competition? That would explain why only him and his gal were there...

Elizabeth said...

Ugh, I hate this song! I never really paid attention to the words until I read your post. They're pretty dumb, and now I have that song stuck in my head!

VE said...

elizabeth - I hate it too...