In the first verse the writer talks about a lady who is buying him a present. If she gets the right thing than he will be happy and it would be heaven. If she doesn't get the right gift, than all she has to say is one thing and he will forgive her. The second verse says that he wasn't clear about what he wants for the gift so she gos to a store by a brook. The store sells sculptures of the forest and she finds a singing bird clock, (cook oo clock). In the third verse he writes about his neighbour having a fire in the bush and he sees the smoke rise from the trees.

He thinks about leaving to go see what his neighbour is doing when he hears the guy call out to him. In the fourth verse he says that his neighbour is a member of his band he thinks about them singing back there and the tune singing through the forest and then they laugh about it. In the fifth verse he talks about himself having trouble in the band. The "spring cleaning" means that he is just getting himself organised and finding what it is he is supposed to be doing with his life.

If he has any trouble he can either quit the band and find a new one or just fix the problems in the one he has now. I think the sixth verse talks about his struggle with drugs. The "whispering wind" means that talking to someone about it will solve the problem. The last verse says that you will always find your soul mate and everything will turn out even in the worst of times. This is your stairway to heaven.