Tears in Heaven (4:31)

Cover of Tears in Heaven

From Tears in Heaven and 66 other releases

“Tears in Heaven” is a ballad written by Eric Clapton and Will Jennings about the pain Clapton felt following the 1991 death of his four-year-old son, Conor, who fell from a 53rd-story window in his mother’s friend’s New York City condominium. By all accounts, the death was simply a tragic accident, and Clapton was distraught for months afterwards.This song is one of Clapton’s most successful, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the U.S.

It was also used as the theme song to the 1991 film “Rush”.


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  • AneezMom

    So sad . [2]

    21 Nov 5:46pm Reply
  • pikininah

    Love it love it love it!!! <3

    25 Oct 5:37pm Reply
  • gjstuart


    22 Oct 5:43pm Reply
  • AbieLincoln


    20 Oct 8:01pm Reply
  • sbweber1

    Beautiful. Makes me cry each time I hear it.. I agree with you Zahethiel, me too.

    7 Oct 6:24pm Reply
  • Zahetael

    Breaks my fuckin' heart apart every single time

    3 Oct 4:43pm Reply
  • lastdacleo

    Sou apaixonada por essa música. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    12 Sep 11:04pm Reply
  • supermediadave

    The second saddest song ever. First is by George Jones.

    12 Sep 3:53am Reply
  • musiktanzmaus

    Ich Träume gerade !!!!!!

    7 Sep 6:48pm Reply
  • Albeldo

    pure perfection ...

    9 Aug 12:34am Reply
  • TWHsr

    Such a nice song, but a little sad.

    15 Jul 4:03am Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski

    Joshua Redman's jazz version with Pat Metheny is a must listen.

    10 Jul 8:02pm Reply
  • Lsm1995

    And I know there will be no more Tears in Heaven...

    4 Jul 2:04pm Reply
  • indiaquick

    best song ever from clapton

    28 Jun 1:21am Reply
  • porcelainstars

    reminds me of the movie what dreams may come

    27 Jun 9:56pm Reply
  • KGC7217

    I have listened to Rock & Roll for the past 35 years. I have never felt and heard a song so clearly as Clapton's "Tears in Heaven". I away I find it terrible personal and a feeling of knowing to much. I think that is why Mr. Clapton made the song. There as never been a Rocker as big as Clapton to write about real lose and real death of an innocent four year old Child. I am also so glad the family did not do the finger pointing, that makes (I think) others and I respect The Clapton family even more. Think back in "93" it was quite a different World. I do not know how much this will mean to Mr. Clapton but, I have respect for the man.

    21 May 9:13am Reply
  • silversurfer250

    Clapton wrote this about his 4-year-old son Conor, who died when he fell out of a 53rd floor window in the apartment where his mother was staying in New York City. Clapton had one other child at the time: His daughter Ruth was born in 1987, the year after Conor was born. http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=1274

    10 May 3:48pm Reply
  • MegaDave89

    Maybe the best song i ever herd. Eric is the best!

    8 May 5:21pm Reply
  • saragasso

    So sad .

    4 May 11:25pm Reply
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