Who Sang Heaven? Hoyt Axton

Hoyt Axton Country Anthem cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
piano: Hoyt Axton
lead vocals: Hoyt Axton
bass: Arnie Moore
acoustic guitar: Clark Maffitt
cello: David Jackson
fiddle: Chris Darrow
steel guitar: Red Rhodes
drums (drum set): John Ware
electric piano: David Jackson
Some other versions of "Heaven"

Lyrics
Heaven was a girl I loved
When I used to live in Texas
She drove a red Ford pick-up truck
An' she never paid no taxes
Some folks said that she oughtta be dead
She'd do anything for money
But I saw no lies when I looked in her eyes
An' I gladly gave my money
Yes, I gladly gave her my money.

We missed some church on Sunday
Sometimes we lost Monday
An' her father was a very angry man
But I believe that Heaven was
When she was only seven
More woman than her folks could understand
She answered all my questions
An' I knew she was not tryin'
To deny me all she had to give and take
And we shared what we could until it ended.

So long, Heaven
It was so long, Heaven
I'll get by.

--- Instrumental ---

Rubber ducks an' toy balloons
Always sink an' break too soon
An' so it was the way with me an' Heaven
But I keep the pieces hiding in my childhood
Gently ridin' on a rusty pony dancin' on the moon.

Some folks said that she oughtta be dead
She'd do anything for money
But I saw no lies when I looked in her eyes
An' I gladly gave my money...

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 My Carolina Sunshine Girl
  • 2 Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
  • 3 Officer Ray
  • 4 Epistle
  • 5 Heaven
  • 6 Better Lovin' Man
  • 7 Hey, Mr. Pilot Man
  • 8 The Devil
  • 9 Thomas Hall
  • 10 Country Anthem

  • Release information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin