A Letter Home

Story Behind The Song

A gentleman who was patriarch of one the main families at our church died and I wrote this song as a tribute to a wonderful man.

Song Description

A man dies and goes to heaven, where it's not all that bad.

Song Length 4:25 Genre Country - Traditional, Country - Traditional
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Peaceful Subject Angels
Language English Era 1950 - 1959

Lyrics

[Verse 1]

Last thing I remember I was thinking about you.
Good times together, the things we used to do.
I rose out of my body, saw someone dressed in white.
I didn't want to go and so I held on tight.
The angel said "let go, and follow the light".

[Verse 2]

I saw many visions of my Earthly life,
My family friends and neighbors, my dear sweet loving wife.
I saw that stupid tractor and I fired that sucker up
The angel climbed aboard and I said "where'd you like to go?"
He replied "you know, just rider her on home!"

[Chorus]

Because it's goodbye world, hello heaven
Breakfast at 8:00, dinner's at 7:00.
Don't be late for cocktails at 5:00!
The food is hot and the beer is cold
You don't have to worry about getting' old
You ain't had this much fun since you were alive!

[Bridge]

(Man) I don't want to go!
(Angels) It's time for you to leave.
(Man) What about my family?
(Angels) We know that they'll grieve.
(Man) I don't think I'm ready!
(Angels) There are few who ever do.
(Man) If it's time I guess I'll go.
(Angels) The Lord is waiting for you, and we'll watch over your family just like you.

[Verse 2]

So when you're telling stories about good times and bad
The cabin in the mountains and all the fun we had.
Pop yourself a cold one and look up to the sky
It's OK if there's a little teardrop in your eye.
Raise a toast and laugh until you cry.

[Chorus]

Because it's goodbye world, hello heaven
Breakfast at 8:00, dinner's at 7:00.
Don't be late for cocktails at 5:00!
The food is hot and the beer is cold
You don't have to worry about getting' old
I ain't had this much fun since I was alive!


(Man) You take it easy now, I'm doin' fine!

Lyrics Jack Kline Music Jack Kline
Producer Jack Kline Performance FLAME
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