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Tears in Heaven

Eric Clapton’s song “Tears in Heaven” could possibly be the saddest song ever written about losing a loved one. Dealing with the loss of his four-year-old son who fell from the 54th floor of a building while playing tag with the housekeeper, the song helped the artist heal and come to terms with this tragedy. 

His lyrics express his sadness and desired encounter with his son and what it would be like to see him in heaven. His realization of the love that a child can bring and the emotional rewards of parenting came a few days before his son’s death when expressing his desire to be a more involved parent to the mother of the child, model Lori Del Santos. You can sense the uncertainty of his relationship with his son in the following lyric: 

“Would you know my name, if I saw you in heaven?” 

Dealing with regret could perhaps be one of the most devastating feelings after the loss of someone you love.  



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