Slice of Heaven

Dave Dobbyn, Herbs

About Slice of Heaven

"Slice of Heaven" is a single by New Zealand singer/songwriter Dave Dobbyn with the band Herbs, released in 1986 on the soundtrack of the animated motion picture, Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tail Tale. The single was No. 1 on New Zealand music charts for eight weeks and in Australia for four. It also appeared on Dobbyn's 1988 album, Loyal.


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2002
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Hey, I got a lot of faith in you
I'll stick with you kid, that's the bottom line
Yeah, you have a lot of fun don't you
And living with you is a ball of a time
Hey beauty when the mood gets you down
Your bottom lip's near dragging on the ground
That's when I gotta play the clown for you
Black humor made you kick your blues

Howdy angel
Where did you hide your wings?
Her love shines over my horizon, she's a slice of heaven (slice of heaven)
Warm moonlight over my horizon, she's a slice of heaven

(He-he-he-he-heaven)

Hey, I gotta lotta faith in you
I'll stick with you kid, that's the bottom line
Yeah, we have a lot of fun don't we
And heaven has to be with you all the time
Hey beauty when the mood gets you down
Your bottom lip's near dragging on the ground
That's when I gotta play the clown for you
Black humor made me kick my blues

Howdy angel
Where did you hide your wings?
Her love shines over my horizon, she's a slice of heaven (slice of heaven)
Warm moonlight over my horizon, she's a slice of heaven, yeah
Her love shines over my horizon, she's a slice of heaven (slice of heaven)
Warm moonlight over my horizon, she's a slice of heaven, yeah

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Howdy angel
Where did you hide your wings?
Her love shines over my horizon, she's a slice of heaven (slice of heaven)
Warm moonlight over my horizon, she's a slice of heaven, yeah
Her love shines over my horizon, she's a slice of heaven (slice of heaven)
Warm moonlight over my horizon, she's a slice of heaven, yeah
Her love shines over my horizon, she's a slice of heaven, yeah (slice of heaven)
Warm moonlight over my horizon, she's a slice of heaven, yeah
Her love shines over my horizon, she's a slice of heaven, yeah (slice of heaven)
Warm moonlight over my horizon, she's a-

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Dave Dobbyn

Dave Dobbyn, ONZM (born 3 January 1957) is a New Zealand musician, singer-songwriter and record producer. In his early career he was a member of the rock group Th' Dudes and was the main creative force in pop band DD Smash. Since then he has released the majority of his recordings as a solo performer. more »

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Written by: Dave Dobbyn

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12 facts about this song

Release
"Slice of Heaven" was released in 1986. It was the theme song for the animated film "Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale".
Collaboration
The song is a collaboration between New Zealand musician Dave Dobbyn and the band Herbs.
Chart Success
"Slice of Heaven" topped the New Zealand Singles Chart in 1986 and remained there for eight weeks.
Australian Chart
The song also charted in Australia, reaching number 17 in the Australian Singles Chart.
Genre
The track is an interesting blend of pop and rock, with some Pacific reggae influences evident due to Herbs' contribution to the track.
Lyric Interpretation
The lyrics of the song are often interpreted as a reflection of Dobbyn's personal beliefs and experiences growing up in New Zealand.
Utilization in Other Media
"Slice of Heaven" continues to be used in New Zealand media with various advertising campaigns using the song.
Iconic Status
This song has achieved iconic status in New Zealand and is considered one of the best songs in the country's musical history.
Accolades
In 2001, the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) listed "Slice of Heaven" as one of the top 30 New Zealand songs of all time.
Lead Performer
Dave Dobbyn, the lead performer, is considered an icon in New Zealand music. He has won more than a dozen New Zealand music awards and has had many hit singles.
Music Video
The music video for "Slice of Heaven" features animations from the "Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale" and has received over a million views on YouTube.
Large Band Ensemble
Herbs, the collaborating band, were known for their large ensemble. At the time of recording "Slice of Heaven", Herbs had 10 members.

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