± BPM (tempo): ♩ = 75 beats per minute
I wish that heaven Had visiting hours, So I could just show up And bring the news, That she’s getting older And I wish that you’d met her, The things that she’ll learn from me, I got them all from you. Chorus: Can I just stay a while And we’ll put all The world to rights? The little ones will grow And I’ll still drink Your favourite wine. And soon, they’re going to close, But I’ll see you another day, So much has changed Since you’ve been away. I wish that heaven Had visiting hours, So I could just swing by And ask your advice, What would you do in my situation? I haven’t a clue How I’d even raise them, What would you do? ‘Cause you always Do what’s right. Chorus: Can we just talk a while Until my worries disappear? I’d tell you that I’m scared Of turning out a failure. You’d say, “Remember that the answer’s In the love that we create,” So much has changed Since you’ve been away. I wish that heaven Had visiting hours, And I would ask them If I could take you home. But I know what they’d say, That it’s for the best, So I will live life The way you taught me And make it on my own. Chorus: And I will close the door, But I will open up my heart. And everyone I love will know Exactly who you are. ‘Cause this is not goodbye, It is just ‘til we meet again, So much has changed Since you’ve been away.