Song Lyric Sunday | “Hands to Heaven” – Breathe

SLS Banner

~~~

Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current guest host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

This week’s theme is  “Ankles/Hands/Feet/Fingers/Toes/Wrists.

~~~

Returning again to the days of old VH1 and VJs and music videos around-the-clock, and you guessed it, another song that remains on my oldies playlist!

Hands to Heaven was released by British group Breathe as their fifth UK single on 20 October 1987, and in January 1988 as the band’s second single in the US.

The song was a breakthrough hit internationally for Breathe. The ballad peaked at No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart in August 1988. That same month in the United States, it logged two weeks at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also reached No. 2 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

The mister and I loved this song, not to mention the easy rhythm put our then three-year-old David right to sleep, but the video always felt off.

The official video is nice, but the lyrics make me feel as though the guy in the song should be military, headed for deployment, or perhaps relocating for a job, or even headed off to school… not falling asleep in the back of a taxi. Who thought this up? :D 😀 😀

FUN FACTS

  • The song was written by group members David Glasper and Marcus Lillington but they shared credit with the entire group.
  • According to Wikipedia, the music video features the group in a surreal dream sequence, with the lead singer falling asleep in a black London taxicab and waking at the end, being driven away by the driver. (And 32 years later I still don’t get it! 😀 )
  • Lead singer Glasper is now a 55-year-old grandfather! Feel old yet? 😀

Enjoy!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection for FeliciaDenise.com.

~~~

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

~~~

Hands to Heaven

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, Songfacts.com, and YouTube.

11 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday | “Hands to Heaven” – Breathe

  1. Ahhh, you gotta love 80s’ slow jams like this! I never heard of this song nor band but I am in love! Thanks for the awesome pick!

    Like

  2. Wow, I completely forgot about this song. First time seeing the video, though. In a way, it reminds me of Theory of a Deadman’s video for “By The Way” – The lyrics make it sound like he’s singing to a woman who’s still alive, but the video makes you wonder if that’s really the case.

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply to A.C. Melody Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Cátia Isabel Silva

This blog serves the purpose of helping all of those who likes to write to get technical information as well as, having a safe harbor to discuss ideas.

The - So Is Fibromyalgia Real? What I Know Is Real - Blog

What I know IS...it's real...and it's manageable...

5thGenerationgirl

Reaching back to our history in order to move forward with our futures

anonymous gods

Trying To Understand Human Behavior

Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Don't forget to like or follow BRVL --http://ow.ly/J17T50xSFZc

Navigating the Change

A Guide for the Menopausal Journey

Suzette B's Blog

Inspiration and Spirituality **Award Free**

Stewartry

Book reviews and general nonsense

Zombie Salmon (the Horror Continues)

A blog about Horror fiction, Horror writing, and Horror criticism...a continuation of The Horror at Open Salon

Stine Writing

Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!

Dusty Reviews

Pressured to prove his theories or lose funding, Dusty prematurely stepped into the blogosphere and vanished.

Rain'n'books

Feel the rain☔, take a book 🕮and have a cuppa☕

R&R Book Tours

Author Services, Publicity, Book Tours & Other Promotional Events

The Abject Muse

Kickin' it behind the Eight ball

pensitivity101

An onion has many layers. So have I!

Thoughts & Theories

My Personal Rants, Ravings, & Ruminations

Iain Kelly

Fiction Writing

%d bloggers like this: