This whole thing reminded me of a song (of course, this is The Vinyl Voyage, after all). The Eurogliders released "Heaven (It Must Be There)" in 1984. Formed in Australia in 1981, this song was really their only hit to reach the U.S. charts. It peaked at #26 that year.
The Eurogliders never became much here in the States. Probably wanted to make it big here, though. A modest hit, "Heaven" was not to draw attention to the band like it did in their native Australia. The band broke up shortly after. In 2005, they reformed. Briefly. Their new album failed to produce any hits and they broke up again. Perhaps this song nicely summarizes the band's existence.
Oooooh! Ooh I want to find a better place
Oooooh! Ooh I'm searching for a better place
Oooooh! Ooh I'm tired of living in the sand
Oooooh! Ooh I'm searching for a better land
Heaven, must be there-ere
Well, it's just got to be there-ere
I've never - never seen Eden
I don't wanna live in this place
This could be Harold Camping's theme, actually. Nothing like a feel-good, hopeful pop song to make one forget about the anticipated--but misguided---apocalypse.
"Heaven" is just one of the songs that can be heard on the Vinyl Voyage. We stream an eclectic mix of music 24 hours a day. And all of it on glorious vinyl. Just as music should be.