"Afterglow" as written by Desmond Child and Andrew Charles Farriss....
Here I am, lost in the light of the moon that comes through my window
Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you and the roses

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Here I am, lost in the ashes of time, but who wants tomorrow?
In between the longing to hold you again
I'm caught in your shadow, I'm losing control
My mind drifts away, we only have today

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way
I will sacrifice 'til the blinding day when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

When the faith has gone as I let you go, as I let you go

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way, I will sacrifice
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you who is closest


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"Afterglow" as written by Desmond Child Andrew Charles Farriss

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    General Commenti love this song. i think its about the good times and the bad times in a relationship. "the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses", well i also feel that its about a guy who is deeply in love with this woman, "touch me and i will follow..." it comes across as something that went wrong in a relationship, mostly her fault and how the guy is still hung up on her, but is still angry with her for what she did, im supposing cheating
    valkyron March 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthi everyone this is my first post here. i've heard that this song is about how the new singer (whats his name?) is feeling about filling into the shoes of the late michael hutchinson, he's apparently living in hutchinson's "Afterglow".. well thats just my opinion, its ultimately upto the listener to relate to it in her/his own special way...like Tagore said "It takes two to make music, the musician who plays the song in reality and the listener who plays the song in his head".. enjoy! this is a great song :-)
    capitalgon April 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlost in love....but the afterglow will pull you through
    toto_wangon June 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentheard this song.. and loved it..!!!
    ginger753357on February 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love it too. It has a really hypnotic rhythm too.. kinda like the way a person feels hypnotised when he/she falls in love.

    I love this line so much: "Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow"
    mousekeyon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto me now, this song is about losing a loved one, if not from a breakup, but from a passing. a few weeks ago, a good friend of mine died at the young age of 16 and this song was played at his funeral.

    "touch me and i will follow, in your afterglow. heal me from all this sorrow, as i let you go"

    we're all mourning ryan's death, but we know that he's watching us from above, and he wants us to all stay strong.

    r.i.p. ryan kidson. 89-06
    PrincessMPAon May 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyay!! love it :)
    smooth_annon May 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song heaps..J.D fortune (the new lead singer) is awesome..it could be about J.D following in michael hutchinsons afterglow..i think that would be a good meaning to the song. It could also be about a relationship..it really depends on what u think of it ;)....love this song i can listen to it forever!!! p.s j.d fortune is HOT lol :)p.ps- GO SOCCEROOS..GOOD LUCK IN GERMANY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL..KEWELL AND CAHILL R LEGENDS.. (totally off the topic lol )
    marZoon June 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's blissful pop that's what it is: sweet, fizzy, not much substance, yeah the words are somewhat generic, BUT... it sounds great.

    I think that it is about letting someone go and living with that sacrifice but in the end what keeps you from dying or being completely lost is the memories you hold on to, the afterglow. But there's a message of hope here, because he says "I will find my way when I see your eyes" and "'til the blinding day when I see your eyes" in the meantime there's a looming sadness "bathed in blue"
    quaosqueenon July 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about J.D's respect and admiration for Michael Hutchence and how he doesn't want to take over, he just wants to continue his legacy. Fortune has said this himself
    hutchence89on August 09, 2006   Link

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