"After Hours" as written by Edward Daniel Chester, Adam Patrick Devlin, Mark James Morriss, Scott Edward Morriss and Richard James Payne....
How in the world will I make it to work
In the morning?
I've been drinking since we clocked out
And now it's four a.m.
But they're such a generous couple
Alfredo and Pauline
When they offer a late night session,
You don't want to offend.

The shutters come down
And that's what they're for
We don't want to invite in the law
It's not often the case that we're forced
To sacrifice the jukebox.
But the plug always has to be pulled
On the quiz machine
So you imbibe all you can
Cause you're partaking in something forbidden
And time after time you'll wake up
Face down in the latrine.

We speak in hushed tones
And dim down the lights
We're staying after hours tonight

Where am I now?
Where am I now?
Where am I now?

I don't remember a thing,
I don't remember, remember a thing

Lord only knows what kind of poison I'm drinking
I can't read the label
So I'll just dance off my cares like Fred Astaire
Up here on the table

The shutters come down
And that's what they're for
We don't want to invite in the law
We speak in hushed tones
And dim down the lights
We're staying after hours tonight!!


Lyrics submitted by carpet_of_doom

"After Hours" as written by Ronny Jordan

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    General CommentWooo-hoo!!!! I love The Bluetones. They have to be the most under-rated performing artists EVER. I love the video to this.. its just too cutesque'
    anomalyon June 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love them too :) I've always thought this song belongs in a music for some reson :/. A good tune - not one of their best though - yet I love pretty much all of their stuff!
    butterflykiss84on March 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOh btw - i meant 'musical' - realised a year on hehe!!
    butterflykiss84on April 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLord knows why but this song reminds me of the end of high school.
    Ramagammaon May 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAnd time after time you'll wake up
    face down in the la train.

    I do believe it's latrine.
    As in toliet.
    As in you are puking your guts up from drinking too much the night before.
    soundgoroundon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSurely its:

    "But they're such a generous couple, ALFREDO and Pauline..."

    Plus: "You IMBIBE all you can" - it means drink! Invibe is not a word.

    The lyrics are written in the insert for the album, how hard can it be?
    allie_pieon May 17, 2005   Link

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