Might Be Closer

Lyrics by Nick Mirisola

[Verse 1]

If heaven was a place
Where everything was free,
It might be great for a while,
But what would great be worth?

With no work,
Playin' hide and go seek all day long,
With purpose and value.

And if the mark of hell is
The burden
Of suffering eternally,
Even a righteous man knows,
Hindsight can hurt like hellfire, too.

Once been wrong, though change has come,
Oh but some scars stick around.

Once been wrong, change has come,
But some scars stick around.

[Chorus]

Heaven might be closer than I
Ever thought before,
But if it is,
Maybe Hell is too.

Examining the bare bones truth,
Could be near or far,
But it’s more like why and how
Than where we are.

Whether earning our eternities,
Or mortals chasing time that flees,
Good means good,
And need I add?

Whether earning our eternities,
Or mortals chasing time that flees,
Good means good,
And bad means bad.

[Verse 2]

What kind of God is ours,
That would set up an imperfect world,
Where the bad are free
To harm a soul living compassionately,
And have the gall to call it
A gauge of how we'd get along utopianly?

I wonder if he ever had to
Steal for a meal.

Said I wonder if he ever had to
Steal for a meal.

If he's perfect like they say,
Why would he treat this place like it's just a rough draft?

Second comings,
Armageddon,
You'd think he would have got it right the first time.

Second comings,
Armageddon,
You'd think he would have got it right the first time.

[Chorus]

Heaven might be closer than I
Ever thought before,
But if it is,
Maybe Hell is too.

Examining the bare bones truth,
Could be near or far,
But it’s more like why and how
Than where we are.

Whether earning our eternities,
Or mortals chasing time that flees,
Good means good,
And need I add?

Whether earning our eternities,
Or mortals chasing time that flees,
Good means good,
And bad means bad.

[Verse 3]

A Buddha's nature's curiously
Close to being heavenly,
But the Boddhisatvas' holy hearts are
A little closer to the broken parts.
Our wants can trick a soul to sadness,
Or harnessed navigate the madness,

But if heaven's not a state of mind, too,
You might just miss it if it finally finds you.

Yeah a want can trick a soul to sadness,
Or harnessed navigate the madness,

But if heaven's not a state of mind, too,
You might just miss it
If it finally finds you.