"After The Afterlife" as written by and Chad Vangaalen....
So tell me about your mom
And how she cuts her hair
Does she like it short
Does she grow it out
Like seaweed

Because you are not awake
You are not awake
You're still asleep with the seaweed kelp

So tell me about your dad
And how he gets you high
Do you like him stoned out, yeah
Do you like him dried out like seaweed

Because you are not awake
You are not awake
You're still asleep with the seaweed kelp

I am a ghost on fire
White sheets aflame
Where is my heart
After the afterlife
Where it has it gone and stayed

So tell me about yourself
And how you like to dream about the ocean
Does it make you want to believe
In anything at all
Like me


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"After the Afterlife" as written by Chad Vangaalen

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    General Commentmy favorite song on the album. people should start commenting on his stuff!
    aereogrammeon December 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is more than amazing....and that's all that i have to say about that!
    druganauton August 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentshallowly: this is about somebody who's still living with their parents. and how chad thinks they need to move out. seaweed are the chains of the ocean...they need to free themselves in order to live.
    yourtongueinhisteethon May 12, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song seems to be about an individual who's memories of their parents have crippled them in some way. The seaweed is like the shackles of the sea. So as the individual thinks about their parents they feel stuck. However, in the end of the song they seem to be dreaming of freedom of some sort. This is possibly from the shadow of their parents and how chad seems to be their lifeline/escape into the open or away from their parents.
    Friboton February 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't know anyone as nerdy as me so hopefully the internet will contain someone of like-mind. Anyone notice to allusions to Destination: VOID, The Jesus Incident, The Lazarus Effect and The Ascension Factor books by Frank Herbert? The references to kelp, Jesus, water, revenge, the sleeping dreamer, eternal life (in very weird ways). I'm sure there's more I'm not hitting on, but maybe someone could agree or disagree?
    ufmailon December 14, 2011   Link

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