"After The Fall" as written by Jonathan Cain and Steve Perry....
So now love is gone
And I can't go on
Love is gone
I want to say, now it's just too late
Waited far too long

Shoulda told you then I knew
Shoulda told you right from the start, yeah
But the words didn't come out right
So I'll tell you straight from my heart

You meant more to me
Then I let you see
You held on somehow
All your tenderness and your sweet caress
I miss you now

But a head strong stubborn man
Only works it out the best he can
Valentines he never sent
There's not enough time he's a working man

Can't stop falling
Heartaches calling
Finds you after the fall
Saints or sinners
Take no prisoners
What's left, after you fall
No not much no

I said love is gone
I can't go on
Now love is gone
I want to say but it's just too late
Waited far too long

Shoulda told you then I knew
Shoulda told you right from the start, yeah
But the words didn't come out right
So I'll tell you straight from my heart

Can't stop falling
Heartaches calling
Finds you after the fall
Saints or sinners
Take no prisoners
What's left, after you fall
No not much no

Oh no not much
After the fall
After you fall
After you fall


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"After the Fall" as written by Stephen Ray Perry Jonathan Cain

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    Song MeaningIt is about a man that took his woman for granted and too late to reconcile his grave mistakes. I think the line...THERES NOT ENOUGH TIME HES A WORKING MAN... is very clever. Journey stresses that this is about a typical tough blue collar working class guy, that feels he is doing right for his woman by just providing. This is sung by proxy by Steve Perry as opposed to Faithfully, sung about Mr. Perry.
    HotTampaon May 20, 2013   Link
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    General Commentwhat a beautiful song....it's kinda sad....it's about breaking up and what happens after you do fall....
    raisedonradio1109on February 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlways liked this song, has a lot of the Steve Perry R&B style. This song has Randy Jackson of American Idol on bass.
    DarkPooon May 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song is a simple but eloquent expression of the sense of confusion and loss after a break-up. I don't think Randy Jackson was on this track. This song is on Frontiers and Jackson played on the Raised on Radio LP. Bass would have been played by Ross Valory.
    bleecherson December 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLike others have said this is about a break-up. I'm quite surprised this doesn't have more comments because in my opinion this is one of their best songs. This and Separate Ways are so amazing!
    doubleinton October 11, 2010   Link
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    MemoryThe solo/riff at the end of the song always rips into my heart. So much emotion....Brings back memories of many, many years ago
    deemicon July 14, 2017   Link

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