Gates Of Heaven

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One of the Special Hands, much sought. We all crave escape from the mad world, whether to a church or temple or to some more fleshly comfort. We might call this “Sex Gospel” then – Stafford providing the Call and our gorgeous gospel choir (Julianne, Jo and HJ) the Response.

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Here we stand in the sunset, at the business end of the night
Licking wounds from our battles, limping slowly home in the fading light
So here I am in your doorway, too shell-shocked and weary to fight

Take me to the gates of heaven, lay me down by your shining sea
Lead me to the gates of heaven, take me in… and shelter me

Here we stand at the crossroads, while all around, the fires rage
Weasel words of fiddling tyrants trickle their final tears down history’s page
Surrounded by snake oil salesmen who use all the world as their stage

Take me to the gates of heaven, lay me down by your shining sea
Lead me to the gates of heaven, take me in… and set me…

Free – from the empires, the pressures and the load
Free from toil and trouble, and the madness of the road
Free to find the simple self, and let the world explode
- shelter me, shelter me…

You have always been my haven - I need some surrender tonight
Take me to the gates of heaven… Shelter me…
Lead me up, lead me up, lead me up, to the gates of heaven
Take me in, take me in, take me in, to the gates of heaven

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from 4 Characters, released March 31, 2011

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