Heaven for Broken Dreams

 

"There will always be a place in the heaven for broken dreams"

Vocals, piano and organ
Richard Rhys O'Brien
Guitars
Bruce Knapp
Bass
Richard Sadler
Drums
Tony Shepherd
Backing vocals
Callie Howard

Lyrics

Heaven for broken dreams 
Woke to the sound of singing in Trafalgar Square
Was it a choir of angels floating through the air
Up there on the column Nelson couldn’t be seen
Thought I saw Napoleon dance with Josephine
 
There was Mr Cromwell, head on a block
Charles the First was laughing, turning back the clock
Slowly got the message, all of this must mean
I was in another place, the heaven for broken dreams
Chorus
Heaven for broken dreams, heaven for might have beens
Disappointment screams, all the in-betweens
For the Reds, for the Greens, for the kings who’ve lost their queens
All can find a place in the heaven for broken dreams
 
Saw Van Gogh in the Café of Stars, rich, in his prime
Mr Getty serving him, trying to scratch a dime
Twenty silver medallists, gold could not be seen
Yes this was the other place, the heaven for broken dreams
 
Running around was a Russian dog, so proud she could burst
Seems she it made it to the Moon, looks like she got there first
Unicorns, dodos, they have all they need
Every kind of dinosaur in the heaven for broken dreams
 
Waking up in this other place may not be so bad
May not make the top of the shop, no reason to be sad
If like me you’ve had a go but don’t always succeed
There will always be a place in the heaven for broken dreams
 
© Richard Rhys O’Brien 2012