Covid Island Discs
Day 139: Tears from Heaven, Eric Clapton
Such a beautiful song with lovely guitar backing. The song is particularly sad because Eric Clapton wrote it about his 4 year old son who was killed when he fell out of a window from a 53rd floor tower block. His chorus reminds me of the bible verse Revelation 21:4: “he will wipe every tear from their eyes.”
The video clip is also poignant because it really traces the story of the relational pain and tension that must have occurred in Clapton’s marriage after their son had died due to that dreadful accident. “I can imagine the constant if only you or I had done …” The “you” of course would always carry a tinge of accusation – how could it not? Sometimes it feels life is just too horribly painful.
My Video Summary
If you click on the Playlist Video for Week 20 (top right of this page) you will be taken to a single video which allows you to play each song in this week's list one after the other. Alternatively, if you watch my own video summary below of this week's songs at the end of the video two playlist links will appear. The one on the left hand side will take you to the video playlist for this week while the one on the right will take you to a single video playlist that allows you to play the complete Covid Island Discs collection for all the currently completed weeks so far — well over 200 songs and counting!