Who Sang No Laughing in Heaven? Ian Gillan

Ian Gillan Who Cares cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2012-7-13
length: 6:07
I used to be a sinner, used to have my cake and eat it
They warned me of my fate, but I was quite prepared to meet it
You'll go to Hell they smiled at me
And told me of the roaring fires
But I was happy living wild
And fueling my own desires
I was a wild man
Drinking, smoking and messing around with women
Lots of women
No, not swimming, women

I wanna go to Heaven
The place to be is right up there
I wanna go to Heaven
It's gonna be good so I won't despair

I decided to reform and pray
Beg mercy for my soul
I prayed in church
Threw away my bad habits
Prayed out of church
Adopted an entirely different role
I gave my money to the poor until I was poor
But at least I ensured that I would go up there
Instead of down below to the Inferno
Where the evil flames of desire
Burned higher and higher and higher

I'm gonna go to Heaven
Paid my dues so I'm getting in
I'm gonna go to Heaven
It's looking good if I abstain from sin

I knocked on the pearly gates
Neatly side-stepping the long queue
Waved hi to St. Peter
Who checked my card and let me through
I smiled, threw my hands in the air
Laughed and got arrested
They said hey man, you're in the wrong place
Your behaviour is a disgrace
Here we pray every hour, on the hour
Read extracts from the Bible and look solemn'
What, says I, no party?
No party?
Let me out

Let me out of Heaven
I got it wrong, no I can't stay here
No laughing in Heaven
Let me out, I just can't stay here

Well I ran around in the state of shock and panic
This wan't what I expected
Here was what looked like a bunch of manic depressives
Can I get a transfer, I screamed
But no, once you're in Heaven, you're here for good
The good of your soul, but that's no good for me
If you want to go to Hell you've really got to be bad
Okay, okay, I'll be bad
Too late
What do you mean too late
Too late
In the meantime

Let me out of Heaven
I've got it wrong, no I can't stay here
No laughing in Heaven
Oh God, it's awful here
Going crazy in Heaven
Take me out and let me go to hell
No laughing in Heaven
Don't laugh, this place is Hell

CD 1
  • 1 Out of My Mind
  • 2 Zero the Hero
  • 3 Trashed
  • 4 Get Away
  • 5 Slip Away
  • 6 Don't Hold Me Back
  • 7 She Thinks It's a Crime
  • 8 Easy Come, Easy Go
  • 9 Smoke on the Water (live)
    CD 2
  • 1 Holy Water
  • 2 Anno Mundi
  • 3 Let It Down Easy
  • 4 Hole in My Vest
  • 5 Can't Believe You Wanna Leave Me
  • 6 Can I Get a Witness
  • 7 No Laughing in Heaven
  • 8 When a Blind Man Cries (live)
  • 9 Dick Pimple

  • Release information
    label: earMUSIC
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 4029759075929
    script: Latin