Steve Wariner’s emotional ballad, “Holes in the Floor of Heaven,” is a powerful tribute to the enduring memories and connections we share with loved ones who have passed away. The song was released in 1998 as part of Wariner’s album, Burnin’ the Roadhouse Down, and quickly became a hit among country music fans.
At its core, “Holes in the Floor of Heaven” is a song about grief and loss – about the ways in which we struggle to come to terms with the passing of those we love, and the hope that they’re still with us in some way. The lyrics speak to the narrator’s own experiences with the death of a loved one, and the ways in which he finds comfort and solace in the idea that they’re still watching over him.
In the chorus of the song, Wariner sings, “There’s holes in the floor of heaven / And her tears are pouring down / That’s how you know she’s watching / Wishing she could be here now.” Here, he’s painting a vivid picture of the idea that our loved ones are still with us, even when they’ve passed away – that they’re looking down on us from above, and that their love and support continue to guide us through life.
Throughout the song, there’s a sense of longing and sadness that comes through in the lyrics, but also a deep appreciation for the moments that we shared with our loved ones before they passed away. In one verse, Wariner sings, “So I’m up here in heaven / Watching you shine / And there’s so many things / That I wanna say to you down / But it’s okay if you hear me / I’ll find a way to make you see me.”
Here, he’s expressing the idea that even though his loved one is no longer with him physically, their connection and love remains strong. It’s a powerful message of hope and resilience, and a reminder that the bonds we share with others can last long beyond their physical presence.
In many ways, “Holes in the Floor of Heaven” is a timeless classic that speaks to the universal experiences of loss and grief. Its poignant melody and heartfelt lyrics have made it an enduring favorite among fans of country music, while its underlying message continues to resonate with listeners of all ages and backgrounds.