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Playground In Heaven Lyrics

from A City Called Heaven

"Playground In Heaven" is track #2 on the album A City Called Heaven.
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It was a sad day in Omaha,
The family gathered to say there last good byes
to a sweet little girl so full of life
wonderin why the pretty baby had to die
Oh sister reached up to hold her hand
wouldn't let go, after all she was her twin.
Daddy tried to explain you can't hold on
God waiting in Heaven for his angel to come home

She said, Daddy before I let her go, I want to know
does Heaven have a playground, oh yes, giant slides and merry-go rounds, yes, is there a sand box and golden swings, children laughing and everything? Daddy before I let her go, I want to know Does Heaven have a playground.

Daddy stood back and scratched his head, puzzled by the question that she had. Yes he did. He took a little black Bible in his hand, began to read the words that Jesus said. You know what he said. Oh, let the children come to me, forbid not, for the kingdom belong to these. Yes it does. A crowded life and a long white moat, heaven is a place where she won't have to cry no more.

She said, Daddy before I let her go, I just need to know
does Heaven have a playground? Yes!, late one night what a beautiful sight! Twin girls dancing in the glory of the light. Yes, You know what they were doing? Playing house and baby dolls. Lord, how they laughed, they ran, and they danced a while! Mom and daddy heard their baby scream, they went in the room, it was clear she'd had a dream, oh yes, you know what she said, sister and I were playing a game, we had a lot of fun and then she turned and ran away you know what but just before she ran away I heard her say,

"Heaven has a playground! Yes, giant slides and merry-go rounds, yes, sand box and golden swings, yes, children laughing and everything!" Just before she went away, I heard her say "Heaven has a playground!"

And the children there were very glad, glad to see her, uh-oh they ran toward the pearly gates to greet her!

Now I lay me down to sleep, pray the lord my soul to keep, and if I die before I wake, I pray my soul to take, cause heaven has a playground. Oh yes, heaven has a playground, yes, heaven has a playground!

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