"Heaven" is not quite what it seems. Despite its title, this song, from the Psychedelic Furs' fourth album, Mirror Moves
, is far from a testament of faith. The gravity of its lyrics is lightened by an addictive beat that drew throngs of fans onto the dance floor whenever it played. Tim Butler
, the band's co-founder and bassist, illuminated Songfacts on the meaning of "Heaven":
"It's about planes flying over ready to drop bombs, nuclear bombs: 'And I'm standing on ice when I say that I don't hear planes.' It's sort of strange that people would dance to it and stuff with a happy vibe, when it's quite a heavy song."