Heaven's Here on Earth Lyrics

Tracy Chapman


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Tracy L Chapman
album: Track 1 in album New Beginning
release date: 1995-11-10
popularity : 13 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Pop Rock
length: 5:24
producer: Don Gehman and Tracy Chapman
mixer: Don Gehman
engineer: Don Gehman
assistant engineer: Kevin Scott, Doug Trantow and John Ewing, Jr.
composer: Tracy Chapman
lyricist: Tracy Chapman

Cover Art

Tracy Chapman New Beginning cover art
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You can look to the stars in search of the answers
Look for God and life on distant planets
Have your faith in the ever after
While each of us holds inside the map to the labyrinth
And heaven's here on earth

We are the spirit the collective conscience
We create the pain and the suffering and the beauty in this world
Heaven's here on earth

In our faith in humankind
In our respect for what is earthly
In our unfaltering belief in peace and love and understanding

I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise
Of ordinary people leading ordinary lives
Filled with love, compassion, forgiveness and sacrifice
Heaven's in our hearts

In our faith in humankind
In our respect for what is earthly
In our unfaltering belief in peace and love and understanding

Look around
Believe in what you see
The kingdom is at hand
The promised land is at your feet
We can and will become what we aspire to be
If Heaven's here on earth

If we have faith in humankind
And respect for what is earthly
And an unfaltering belief that truth is divinity
And heaven's here on earth

I've seen spirits
I've met angels
I've touched creations beautiful and wondrous
I've been places where I question all I think I know
But I believe, I believe, I believe this could be heaven

We are born inside the gates with the power to create life
And to take it away
The world is our temple
The world is our church
Heaven's here on earth

If we have faith in humankind
And respect for what is earthly
And an unfaltering belief
In peace and love and understanding
This could be heaven here on earth

Heaven's in our heart


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Heaven’s Here on Earth
  • 2 New Beginning
  • 3 Smoke and Ashes
  • 4 Cold Feet
  • 5 At This Point in My Life
  • 6 The Promise
  • 7 The Rape of the World
  • 8 Tell It Like It Is
  • 9 Give Me One Reason
  • 10 Remember the Tinman
  • 11 I’m Ready