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Eric Clapton’s Heartbreaking Song “Tears In Heaven”


One of the most painful parts of being a parent is losing a child. The life of a child cannot be exchanged with the money we have, our status in life, or things we have because that is the most special gift sent to us by God. However, the death of a person is unpredictable and God is the only one who knows when the time is. Now let us look back on Eric Clapton’s heartbreaking song “Tears In Heaven.”

“Tears In Heaven”

Eric Clapton, Tears in Heaven
Via Eric Clapton’s Official Facebook Page

One of the most heartbreaking songs in the ’90s was performed by Eric Clapton. It was written by Clipton along with Will Jennings. “Tears In Heaven” was a soundtrack used in the 1991 film Rush. Thus, the song was released on January 1992 by Warner Record LLC. 

“Tears In Heaven” was Clapton’s best selling single in the United States. The song reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and won three Grammy Awards for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year. Moreover, the song was ranked by the Rolling Stone as 362nd on the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

About the Song

Eric Clapton, Tears In Heaven
Via YouTube.com by Screengrab

Clapton’s song “Tears In Heaven” is about his son Conor. The lyrics put on the song was inspired by the death of Conor, a four-year-old song of  Clapton. Conor died when he fell from the 53rd-floor window of New York apartment.

Thus, after making numerous public announcement to raise awareness for childproofing windows and staircases, Clapton stopped performing “Tears in Heaven.” He also states on one of his interviews that:

“I didn’t feel the loss anymore, which is so much a part of performing those songs. I really have to connect with the feelings that were there when I wrote them. They’re kind of gone and I really don’t want them to come back, particularly. My life is different now. They probably just need a rest and maybe I’ll introduce them for a much more detached point of view.”

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