Too Far From Heaven

Story Behind The Song

Unruly teen sets out to find himself in the world and falls in with the crowd his mother warned him about, and he learns the hard way how to straighten out his life.

Song Description

Teen learns the value of life the hard way in this coming of age subject matter song.

Song Length 7:02 Genre Rock - Americana, Latin - Rock
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Outraged, Restless Subject Judgement, Protest
Similar Artists Aerosmith, Santana Language English
Era 1950 - 1959

Lyrics

[INTRO][1st VERSE] MY MAMA TOLD ME SON YOU BETTER WATCH YOUR P'S AND Q'S. BETTER LEARN TO READ 'N WRITE, BOY {AND}
LIVE BY THE GOLDEN RULE. READ THAT GOOD BOOK EV'RY DAY, {AND}KEEP IT CLOSE AT HAND. {CAUSE}SON, THERE MIGHT BE DAYS 'N NIGHTS ON END {WHEN YOU'LL NEED A} FRIEND {AND NOBODY'S GONNA} [BRIDGE] BE THERE FOR YA. YOU'LL BE ALL A LONE. BE THERE FOR YA. STRANDED IN A TWILIGHT ZONE. OUT THERE WANDRIN' IN THE NIGHT. FEELIN' HALF DEAD {OR} BARELY ALIVE. EEKIN' SALVATION {FROM A} DEVIL'S SPELL[CHORUS] WAY TOO FAR FROM HEAVEN,BUT {Break} TOO DAMN CLOSE TO HELL. [INTRO][2nd VERSE]{WELL} I DIDN'T LISTEN TO MAMA, I HAD MY OWN WAY. SOME PEOPLE GOTTA FACE THE TRUTH {AND}LEARN IT ALL THE HARD WAY. I FELL IN WITH A ROUGH, BAD BUNCH {BUT} WHEN THAT JUDGE SAID "SON, MAYBE LIFE, BREAKIN' ROCKS {IN THE}HOT-HOT SUN", {WELL I RE} MEMBER MAMA TELLIN' ME, AIN'T NO-BODY LIKE ME {GONNA}[Repeat BRIDGE/CHORUS][Guitar SOLO][3rd VERSE]{WELL} I GOT LUCKY {THAT} JUDGE DECIDED, PROBATION ENOUGH. {SO}I WENT HOME {CLEANED} UP MY ACT, {AND}NOW THE YEARS HAVE FLOWN. I GOTTA TEENAGED SON OF MY OWN {AND HE}SAYS HE'S WANTIN TO ROAM. {SO}I SAT HIM DOWN {AND I} SET HIM STRAIGHT, {WITH THE}WORDS MY MAMA TOLD ME; AIN'T NO-BODY LIKE ME {GONNA}[Repeat Bridge/Chorus][Repeat INTRO]
{TAG last Chorus line}[OUTTRO JAM]

Lyrics Joe C. Weidner Music Joe C. Weidner
Producer Euel Ross Publisher JCW Publishing
Performance TIMBERWOLF Label Indie
Clean Clean

Clean Clean

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