Most songs about Heaven are about the people who will be there, typically significant others, or in the case of "Rock And Roll Heaven
," rock stars. This "Heaven" isn't so simple.
They lyric was written by David Byrne, the socially awkward but brilliant Talking Heads frontman. The song is set in a bar, where his favorite song is always playing - the bar is heaven. It's a place where "nothing ever happens," which seems pretty bleak, but he decides he likes it:It's hard to imagine that nothing at all
Could be so exciting, could be so much fun
Could Heaven be an exquisite loop of infinite nothing? Possibly. As many books, movies and TV series have pointed out, a heaven where our desires are sated indefinitely gets old after a while.