Eric Clapton Lyrics. Would you know my name If I saw you in heaven? Would it be the same 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 you be the same If I saw you in heaven? Submit Corrections. This track was featured on the soundtrack for the film "Rush"
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The musician credits Conor for helping him get – and stay – sober
Eric Clapton turned to the healing power of music at one of his darkest personal moments — and although it was surely never part of the plan, the results became one of the biggest hits from an incredibly distinguished career. The song in question, "Tears in Heaven," was inspired by the death of Clapton's 4-year-old son Conor after a tragic fall from a New York high-rise where the boy had been living with his mother, actress and Italian television personality Lory Del Santo. Gutted by grief, Clapton turned to his work — which at the time included delivering the score and soundtrack for the crime drama Rush. Though Jennings understandably tried to demur his way out of the latter track, he ultimately found himself unable to say no. Finally there was nothing else but do to as he requested, despite the sensitivity of the subject. This is a song so personal and so sad that it is unique in my experience of writing songs. For Clapton, the assignment was completed on something approaching pure instinct. Understandably, "Tears in Heaven" is far from a happy song — and Rush quickly faded from theaters — but the song's hopeful, probing approach to unimaginable grief strongly resonated with listeners, who sent the track soaring to No. For Clapton, the response to "Tears in Heaven" had to be bittersweet at best, but with hindsight, he had enough distance to be able to try and appreciate the aspects of the song that made it so popular. Looking back as a songwriter, he clearly identified the universal strengths of its themes.
It appeared on the Rush film soundtrack. The song was Clapton's best-selling single in the United States and reached number two on the Billboard Hot In his home country the United Kingdom it reached number five on the UK Singles Chart , and also charted in the top 10 in more than twenty nations around the world. In August , Clapton's manager, two of his roadies and his friend and fellow musician Stevie Ray Vaughan were killed in a helicopter accident. On 20 March , Clapton's 4-year-old son Conor died after falling from the 53rd-floor window of a New York City apartment belonging to Conor's mother's friend. After isolating himself for a period, Clapton began working again, writing music for the film Rush He dealt with the grief of his son's death by cowriting "Tears in Heaven" for the soundtrack with Will Jennings.