Such a Long Way to Heaven

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"Such a Long Way to Heaven"
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Released December 11, 2020
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status Released

"Such a Long Way to Heaven" is a demo by Rivers Cuomo. The demo was released on December 11, 2020 as part of the digital compilation Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years. A clip of the chorus was previously released as part of Alone XII: The White Year.

Appearances

Lyrics

I try to follow the Commandments, of course
But, I'm committing all the deadliest sins
I'm up all day in the confessional booth
So that no other sinners even get in

I've got the blisters on my feet
Good Lord, you know that I am beat
Traversed a thousand miles today
I think I'd seen this place before
Don't wanna see it anymore
Just wanna reach the pearly gates

And it feels like such a long way to heaven, heaven
Whoa-oh-oh
And it feels like such a long way to go, go
Whoa-oh-oh

I go to church, but end up falling in love
With all the angels singing up in the choir
I pray to God, but then I think of myself
And all the ways I can climb even higher

No sign of any miracles
Guess I've been running in circles
Wish you would straighten me right out
I know it's gonna be worth it
When I do finally get in
Unless I take the other route

And it feels like such a long way to heaven, heaven
Whoa-oh-oh
And it feels like such a long way to go, go
Whoa-oh-oh

My mom didn't raise me up like this
So how did I end up like this?
Must be the trickster in the pine
He's just too cunning for me, I fall for it every time

And it feels like such a long way to heaven, heaven
Whoa-oh-oh
And it feels like such a long way to go, go
Whoa-oh-oh

See also