Well I told you about the total eclipse now
but still it caught you unaware
But I'm telling you hold on, hold on
Tomorrow we'll be there
And even though you went to church upon Sunday
you thought you didn't even have a prayer
But I'm telling you hold on, hold on
Tomorrow we'll be there

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After the fall we'll be born, born, born again
after it all blows away
after the fall, after the fall
after it all blows away

We'll take a million years of civilization
We're gonna give it the electric chair
But I'm telling you hold on, hold on
Tomorrow we'll be there

I see a hundred million lonely mutants
they are glowing in their dark despair
But I'm telling you hold on, hold on
Tomorrow we'll be there

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Well the freak shall inherit the earth now
No matter how well done or rare
But I'm telling you hold on, hold on
Tomorrow we'll be there
We'll build our radioactive castles
out in the radioactive air
And I'm telling you hold on, hold on
Tomorrow we'll be there

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    General CommentFor the ones who are the "freaks" in society, that are tired of the "normals" ruining the earth. In the future they shall deplete the ones who ruin when the civilization turns to be a million years old. The "lonely mutants" thinking all is bleak will have to hold on untill that day is there, After the Fall.
    MaliceNightmareson January 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song has a pretty basic message. Even when life sucks, and with everything that is wrong, hold on, and have hope, because when it all falls down, the freaks are going to stand up and give modernity the electric chair. Brilliant
    GummiBarenGirlon May 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm sorry but I think you may both be wrong. Klaus Nomi was alive during the Cold War, and I think this song and Total Eclipse (also by him) have a meaning that works together.

    In Total Eclipse he seems to sing about how mankind will be destroyed by the war simply due to corruption and vile human conduct. In this, however, he says there is hope - even if the selfish politicians jeopardize our existence with a nuclear war, we will live on, even if to do so we have to be irradiated freaks living in radioactive castles and air.
    Zabasazon September 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Zabasaz. Total Eclipse and After the Fall go together it seems. The end and the beginning.

    It's a song about hope. A new beginning, it isn't great, but we're still alive at the very least.

    "We'll build our radioactive castles
    out in the radioactive air"

    I really like the quoted lines. I think they mean a lot to the song and to the listener. "We'll build our radioactive castles" Radioactive most likely because of the nuclear war of Total Eclipse. Pretty much everything will become radioactive after the fallout.

    Also why castles? Castles were built for communities to live in, under protection. Like a fort. So, if we build these castles, there must be some kind of attack going on. Otherwise we wouldn't need the protection of them.

    "Out in the radioactive air" I think that we build them there because we can't inhabit our own world.

    It's a depressing song. We lose the earth, we are still fighting, still in radiation but yet we have hope.
    Sowiesoon April 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIn this song, he's expressing hope for the future; if the nuclear war comes, then maybe our lots in life will improve. I think he might have been also hinting that if a nuclear war comes, afterwards we won't be so down on homosexuals or other groups being treated bad at the time.
    quampon October 29, 2015   Link

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