Rodney Crowell - Closer To Heaven Lyrics




I don't like hommus, I hate long lines
Nosey neighbors and venetian blinds
Chirping news anchors alter my mood
I'm offended by buzz-words like "awesome" and "dude"

I look like a train wreck, I feel like a blob
Till you get to know me, you may think I'm a snob
But I'm closer to heaven than I've ever been

I don't eat sushi, I don't smoke grass
I don't wear pyjamas, I don't drive fast
I hate idle gossip and tassled shoes
Slick politicians, they give me the blues

I don't ride in Limos, I can't play golf
I don't own a rifle that will blow your head off
But I'm closer to heaven than I've ever been

I'm riding that way from cradle to grave
I'm learning to feel my hands on the wheel

I love my friends, I love my wife
Four little babies are the light of my life
I love Sissy Spacek, I love Guy Clark
All the biscuits and gravy I can eat with a fork

I don't wanna be famous, who gives a damn?
I just wanna be happy where ever I am
And I'm closer to heaven than I've ever been
I'm closer to heaven than I've ever been

Closer to heaven
Closer to heaven





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  1. Wendell Ignacio

    In your video as you got older Rodney your performances are 🌋 learning endless artist's that time won't forget, stuff category, a history you

  2. DocPicklez

    I don't understand what makes him closer to heaven...
    Because he is old?

  3. Slavko Cosic

    *Closer to Heaven*...Me too...*True to the Music*...Light & Love...

  4. Adam Nicholson

    You should try smoking the grass mate, it would be good for you

  5. resotar

    Jeez...he did it again. Another beautiful meditative song on life.

  6. martin lawford

    PURE GENIUS !!!!!!

  7. Angie Veri

    Another deep song of Rodney' s feelings and honesty. He puts his heart into his songs and music and that's what makes him such a successful and talented musician. He has a way with words and uses them well, he certainly doesn't beat around the bush, when he's trying to get his point across. Thank you Rodney not just for putting your all, into your fine music, but for sharing such a gifted talent that you have.

  8. Steve Boyd

    A song about me

  9. chip bryant

    We care, thank you for sharing your feelings.

  10. GT Demos

    one of the greatest songwriters of this or any generation

  11. RichardFeynmanRules

    CLOSER TO HEAVEN
    Rodney Crowell

    I don't like humus, I hate long lines
    Nosy neighbors and Venetian blinds
    Chirpy news anchors alter my mood
    I'm offended by buzz words like "awesome" and "dude"
    I look like a train wreck, I feel like a blob
    Till you get to know me, you may think I'm a snob
    But I'm closer to heaven than I've ever been
    I don't eat sushi, I don't smoke grass
    I don't wear pajamas, I don't drive fast
    I hate idle gossip and tassel shoes
    Slick politicians, they give me the blues
    I don't ride in limos, I can't play golf
    I don't own a rifle that will blow your head off
    But I'm closer to heaven than I've ever been
    I'm riding that way from cradle to grave
    I'm learning to feel my hands on the wheel
    I love my friends, I love my wife
    Four little babies are the light of my life
    I love Sissy Spacek, I love Guy Clark
    All the biscuits and gravy I can eat with a fork
    I don't wanna be famous, who gives a damn?
    I just wanna be happy whoever I am
    And I'm closer to heaven than I've ever been
    I'm closer to heaven than I've ever been
    Closer to heaven
    Closer to heaven

  12. Dylaan McEwen

    Such A Fun Song

  13. Dorie McKay

    He is my heart and my mirror. He defines my very sad childhood, my own private rebelliousness and ways. Chinaberry Sidewalks was mine in so much; Closer to Heaven was his redeeming grace. I wish that for me, I wish more knew his grace, and brilliance and I'm so glad I saw him, in S. Rosa, Calif for the center of the blind, I was just 5' away and it was a non boozy daytime haystack sittin' kinda gig. I loved it. Summer time. I had not seen Rodney since SF days, of which I loved leavin' for a simple life, and to see him, read his book, come before his tour w/ Emmy, bc I could afford it then was sheer joy and being OUTSIDE too. And the fans were spectacular for him. Adorable wonderful people. I wore my best denim with my long long blonde pony tailed hair at the time. XXO

  14. Chuckclc

    This guy has a way with words like very few others.  From Telephone Road to this.  Amazing.

  15. Brianna Nohelty

    rodneys signing seems effortless

  16. duaneless

    The merit of a song depends upon the "stripdown " thereby the fewer instruments needed to express the lyrics & melody reveal the worth & character of the message... Rodney is a master at this thus just the singer & instrument.

  17. Bluessongstress1963

    I love Rodney's music any way it comes... this tune is wonderful.

  18. Rhondalove

    Magical. 

  19. Hector Salinas

    I won't go see Rodney play live unless it's full band electric. He has way too much energy and youth left in him to be confined to boring acoustic storytelling, which gets very sleepy.

    Rhondalove

    As I get older, I know myself better, I understand life more, I love tenderly and I feel more comfortable in my life.  That is what this song means to me.  It may be different for you.  And yes, Rodney in a full electric band is pure heaven.

  20. Richard Nye

    One of the songwriting geniuses of the twentieth (and twenty-first) centuries.

  21. misslantana52

    Me too Rodney, really feeling the lyrics! A million stars from the heavens above for this song...♥

  22. skipwaytube

    Rodney puts his heart and soul in every song he writes. one of our best singer-songwriters.

  23. misslantana52

    Pure bliss...what a song...♥

    Diane Pickett

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  24. Smuel

    bemerkenswert

  25. Graham Scott

    top knotch rodney

  26. Bk Loren

    Such a beautiful songwriter. I am reading his memoir now. This man is a damn good writer in any format. His memoir is rich, textured, and so well written. It could not have been ghost written; it has voice--the same, beautiful voice you hear in Rodney Crowell's music. It's all his. I recommend reading. Whether you consider yourself a Rodney Crowell fan or not, it's just plain good literature. Thank you, Rodney Crowell, for the words you've give us in song and print.

  27. jetclntn

    Rodney is looking old , and I know I am getting old . I saw him a few years back at the Majestic in Detroit. After the show my girl and I were sitting in the lounge and Rodney was walking by the window on his way to his bus. He was nice enough to wave goodbye.

  28. wonekawa

    awesome dude...

  29. It's Emily, Yo

    Can I marry you Rodney?

  30. 8080LANNY

    Great song!

  31. Thomas la Cour

    Love this one...

  32. PatrickGMoran

    Damn this is good....doesn't get any better than this...,

  33. shacknbake1

    what an "awesome dude"....one of the best.

  34. Bernadette Emett

    Well said Rodney. Good song, very good song.

  35. hotfunkcooljazz

    very nice ! thank you.