Guitarist Henry Garza wrote the lyrics as a prayer. When he was 18, his son died of sudden infant death syndrome (S.I.D.S). It's about the pain he felt and wanting to escape this world and see his son.
Suggestion credit: staci - holdenville, OK
Los Lonely Boys are 3 brothers from Texas. They are bilingual - some of the lyrics to this are in Spanish.
This won a Grammy for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. Los Lonely Boys perfomed at the 2005 show.
Jesse from Dallas, TxWhen this song is performed in concert, the whole place just comes apart. Such a great feel-good song to jam out to, and such a great message too. Orale!
Megan from Stevenson, AlOMG! Love these people! FINALLY, true talent! lol I love this!
Lalah from Wasilla, AkThis is a perfect song to close any memorial service. It's hopeful in the face of despair. I picked it for child-loss memorial service and later found out that it was written for a SIDS baby.
Jake from Columbia City, InGreat Song. It's horrible that he lost his son that way. I'd be asking the same question...
Robert from Houston, TxLos Lonely Boys (Henry, Jojo and Ringo) were a little surprised that this song got the most airplay of all the songs on their first album and was their "breakthrough" hit. They felt they had a better shot with "Real Emotions" or the blistering "Crazy Dream." They attribute their success to "The Man Upstairs."
David from Port Saint Lucie, FlThe Christian group Salvadore also has a version of this song.
Gary from Indianapolis, InI feel for the lead singer of the song. I know exactly how he feels. I lost my seven year old son to Leukemia last April. I felt the same way. How far is Heaven? I don't believe there is any pain greater than losing a child.
Brandon from Peoria, IlOf all the songs that i have listened to on the radio, this song has gotten the most play on many different stations. I have heard Heaven on two country stations, a lite rock station, a modern mix station, AND a smooth jazz station. It's such an amazing tune that you can't place the genre, which in my opinion makes this song one-of-a-kind. I haven't heard anything else from LLB, but i am sure they all have a simmilar sound. Excellent song.
John from Fort Worth, TxI have been wrapped up in this song since I first heard it. I don't hear it too often though. Tonight I listened to the lyrics more closely and I'm happy to have this wonderful site where I have learned some valuable information. Staci's songfact about the inspiration for the song was heartbreaking. John, Fort Worth
Mary from San Jose, Cai listen to The Los Lonely boys, i like the way they mix up the music with a little spanish and english. Heaven is my favorite song of theirs and it's hard to explain why, only that i feel locked up sometimes and want to be in a better place.
Dennis from Anchorage, AkThey sound to me like a nice blend of Santana and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Hope they can make it stick.
Emory from Suwanee, Gaone of my fave songs EVER!
James from Sarasota, FlThey're not really following Santana's footsteps too much. They said in an interview that they want to be the first Mexican family-oriented country stars.
Charlie from Thomaston, Cti kinda like the los lonely boys there pretty good following santana's footsteps!