“So Close to Heaven” – by Kent Mayhew (1999)

I’ve got to know you
And love to hold you
But in this bed we’ve made
There is no rest
And I know this is picture perfect
But there’s guilt upon my lips

Thought I was clever
‘Cause I felt better
For awhile it took away the emptiness
But if you’ve got to cheat to feel like you’re living
Love can’t grow in a place like this

So close to heaven but so far from bliss
So close to heaven but so far from bliss
Well maybe I could never call you my baby
But if you could only read my mind
I’d take you on a magic carpet for a ride
Only Heaven knows what we might find
Well maybe in some other time
Just keep it in the back of your mind

Copyright 1999 Kent Mayhew