Song of the Day: Heaven’s Not Enough by Steve Conte

Steve Conte (born September 23) is an American singer and rock musician and lead singer of the band The Contes, along with his brother John Conte, both formerly members of the band Crown Jewels. He often works with composer Yoko Kanno and lyricist Tim Jensen, creating soundtracks to anime series, such as “Stray,” the opening theme to the Wolf’s Rain, as well as the tracks “Heaven’s Not Enough” and “Could You Bite the Hand?” All three appear on the OST albums.

Artist: Yoko Kanno;
Vocal: Steve Conte;


Heaven’s not enough
If when you get there, just another blue

And heaven’s not enough
You think you’ve found it, then it loses you

You’ve thought of all there is
But not enough
And it loses you in a cloud

There (there)
Most everything is nothing that it seems
Where (where)
You see the things you only wanna see

I’d fly away (fly away)
To a higher place (higher place)
To say words I resist, to float away
To sigh, to breathe, forget

Heaven’s not enough
If when I’m there I don’t remember you
And heaven’s not enough
You think you know it, then it uses you (uses you)

I saw so many things
But like a dream
Always losing me in a crowd

Cause I couldn’t cry
Cause I turned away
Couldn’t see the score

Didn’t know the pain
Of leaving yesterday
Really far behind

In another life,
In another dream
By a different name

Gave it all away
For a memory
And a quiet lie

And I felt the face
Of a cold tonight
Still don’t know the score

But I know the pain
Of leaving everything
Really far behind

And if I could cry
If I could live
What truth I did, then take me there
Heaven goodbye

Does it ring any bells? The music to this song was based on Craig Armstrong “Wake Up in New York”:


Wake up in New York
Put a comb through your hair
Don’t you ever want to lie down
When there’s no-one else around
I want to say this to you

I know I hurt you
You know you hurt me too
Don’t you ever want to lie down
Close your eyes and leave the ground ?
I want to get hold of you

I’ll meet you in New York
By the drugstore on First Avenue
And then we will lie down
With the buildings all around
I want to say this to you
I want to say this to you

Craig Armstrong, OBE (born 29 April 1959) is a Scottish composer of modern orchestral music, electronica and film scores.

Armstrong’s score for William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet earned him a BAFTA for Achievement in Film Music and an Ivor Novello. His composition for Baz Luhrmann’s musical Moulin Rouge! earned him the 2001 American Film Institute’s composer of the Year award, a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and a BAFTA. Armstrong was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Original Score in 2004 for the biopic Ray. His other feature film scoring credits include Love Actually, Oliver Stone’s World Trade CenterElizabeth: The Golden Age and The Incredible Hulk.

Craig Armstrong
Born 29 April 1959 (age 54)
Origin Glasgow, Scotland
Genres Classical
Contemporary classical
Occupations Musician, Composer
Website Official site


Steve Conte
Origin New York, USA
Genres Rock
Occupations Singer, Musician
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Associated acts Michael Monroe, The Contes
New York Dolls
Crown Jewels
Yoko Kanno

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