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Title: Tears in Heaven By Eric Clapton

Tears in Heaven By Eric Clapton
  • Shaun Dunn
  • Pd 3- 4
  • 11 Nov 2011

Tears In Heaven Genre
  • Genre Rock
  • Definition Musical style that arose in the U.S.
    in the mid-1950s and became the dominant form of
    popular music in the worldIts roots lay
    principally in rhythm and blues (RB) and country
  • Other vocabulary ballad A ballad is a form of
    verse, often a narrative set to music
  • (Encyclopedia Brittanica, Rock music)

Tears in Heaven Backstory
  • Clapton wrote this about his 4-year-old son
    Conor, who died when he fell out of a 53rd floor
    window in the apartment.
  • (Tears in Heaven-Wikipedia)
  • (Tears in Heaven)

Tears in Heaven Datafile
  • Release date Jan 1992
  • Album/CD Rush
  • Review Rush is an excellent soundtrack album
    (which) produced one big hit for Clapton with
    "Tears in Heaven," but it's a wonderfully intense
    piece of work all the way through, with some
    terrific guitar work from Clapton himself.
  • (Rush Soundtrack)

Tears in Heaven Lyrics
  • Would you know my name If I saw you in
    heaven Would it be the same If I saw you in
    heaven I must be strong, and carry on Cause I
    know, I don't belong Here in heaven Would you
    hold my hand If I saw you in heaven Would you
    help me stand If I saw you in heaven I'll find my
    way, through night and day Cause I know, I just
    can't stay Here in heaven
  • Time can bring you down Time can bend your
    knee Time can break your heart Have you begging
    please Begging please (instrumental) Beyond the
    door There's peace I'm sure. And I know there'll
    be no more... Tears in heaven Will you know my
    name If I saw you in heaven Would it be the
    same If I saw you in heaven I must be strong, and
    carry on Cause I know I don't belong Here in
    heaven Cause I know I don't belong Here in
  • (Eric Clapton- Tears in Heaven Lyrics)

Tears in Heaven Mood
  • MOOD Sadness, melancholoy and grief.
  • Musical elements solo vocals- in a sense leave
    him alone, Acoustic, steel guitars, and violins
    leave a sadness in the sound that sounds like
  • Lyrics Would you know my name, if I saw you in
    heaven? The eternal question for those who have
    lost someone. Time can bring you down, time can
    bend your kneeHis sense of being broken, like a
    man beaten to the point where he can no longer
    stand, is clear in this line.

Tears in Heaven Theme
  • There are many themes in the song Tears in
    Heaven.. First as the lyrics show, he is
    grieving the loss of his son. Would you know my
    name shows how he is hoping that a reunion is at
    all possible, but wondering if it is. Secondly,
    he is also showing his personal brokenness with
    the line, time can bring you time can bend your
    knee. Finally, I think through the sadness
    though, Eric Clapton also shows what love really
    means, that when you love someone truly and
    wholly, they area part of you, like an arm, or a
    leg, and just as you would take care of those
    parts you should take care of those you love.

Tears in Heaven Authors Biography
  • Eric Patrick Clapton was born on 30 March 1945.
  • Raised in a musical household.
  • Greatest influence is the legendary bluesman
    Robert Johnson.
  • Currently married and has three children
  • (Eric Clapton Biography)

Tears in Heaven Erics Accomplishments
  • founder or member of many legendary rock groups
    Yardbirds, Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith and
    Derek and the Dominos.
  • battled heroin and alcohol addiction until
    finally becoming sober in 1987 and starting the
    Crossroads Center to help others with addiction.
  • only triple inductee into the Rock Roll Hall Of
    Fame (as a member of both the Yardbirds and Cream
    and as a solo artist).
  • won or shared in eighteen Grammy Awards.
  • contributed to numerous artists albums,
    including George Harrisons composition, While
    My Guitar Gently Weeps as well as Aretha
    Franklin, Steven Stills, Bob Dylan, Elton John,
    Plastic Ono Band, Ringo Starr, Sting, and Roger
  • (Eric Clapton Biography)

Works Cited
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    Answers.com Wiki QA combined with free online
    dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedias. N.p.,
    n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2011. lthttp//www.answers.com/to
  • "Tears in Heaven - Wikipedia, the free
    encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
    N.p., 8 Nov. 2011. Web. 12 Nov. 2011.
  • Mikkelson, Barbara and David. Tears in Heaven.
    Snopes.com. 8 Nov 2011 lthttp//www.snopes.com/musi
  • Eric Clapton- Tears in Heaven Lyrics.
    Lyrics007.com. 8 Nov 2011 lthttp//www.lyrics007.co
  • "Rush Soundtrack CD Album." CD Universe - Your
    Online Music Store. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2011.
  • 1958, Rock, Roll had exploded onto the world. For
    his 13th birthday, and when he was 16. "Eric
    Clapton Biography Eric Clapton." Eric Clapton -
    Collector's Edition Blues Box Set . N.p., n.d.
    Web. 12 Nov. 2011. lthttp//www.ericclapton.com/eri
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