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I can’t take anymore, I have no more wings

I first saw W.A.S.P in Ipswich in the late eighties. Somehow I’ve only heard this song, in fact the whole album for the first time today. It stopped me dead in my tracks. It’s beautiful. I love the whole album.

W.A.S.P. main man Blackie Lawless has taken the opportunity to explain the story behind the song “Heaven’s Hung In Black”, which appears on the group’s album, “Dominator”

Commented Blackie: “The title is from a quote from American President Abraham Lincoln when he saw the casualty reports from the battle of Gettysburg, and after reading that he said, ‘Tonight the Heaven’s are hung in black.’ So I took that idea and I wrote it from a point of view of a U.S. soldier in Iraq who’s on the verge of dying and he’s standing at the Gates of Heaven but St. Peter tells him that because of all the fighting that has been taking place, they have no more room in Heaven, and that he must come back some other time. So based on that understand that the verses are St. Peter talking, and the chorus is the soldier.”

I can’t take anymore
I have no more wings
I can’t take anymore
The gates of heaven sealed

Don’t you hear me
Don’t you hear me
Don’t you fear me
Of never coming back
Do you know what it’s like
When heaven’s hung in black

I can’t take anymore
Our walls are black and bleed
I can’t take anymore
No rooms here for your screams

Don’t you hear me
Don’t you hear me
Don’t you fear me
Of never coming back
Oh, no more tears please
Hanging heaven black

No don’t you leave me to die
Don’t you leave me to die
Don’t you leave me to die
No don’t you leave me to die

And you’ll know what it’s like
The wailing wall of sighs
Hanging heaven black
And you’ll know what it’s like
When paradise is blind
When heaven’s hung in black

Time – How can you say
That I’ve no time
Am I blind – now you say that
Heaven’s blind, yeah
Across the bridge of sighs, blind, time, time

Oh lord, don’t you leave me to die
No, don’t you leave me to die
Don’t you leave me to die
No lord, don’t you leave me to die

And you’ll know what it’s like
The wailing wall of sighs
Hanging heaven black
And you’ll know what it’s like
When paradise is blind
Painting heaven black
Across the bridge of sighs
Your losing heaven’s light
Heavens hung in black

About catmann1973

Hi, I’m Martin. 47 years old, living in Suffolk. I have three amazing grown up children. I have the best family and friends in the world. I am a football fan, love going to the gym and I am a motorcycle pilot. I’ve had mental health problems all of my life. This site is about my past, present and future. I’m hoping to make it easier for people to be able to speak freely about mental health. It can affect anyone at anytime.
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