"After the Fire" as written by and Pete Townshend....
After the fire the fire still burns,
the heart grows older but never ever learns.
The memories smolder and the soul always yearns,
After the fire the fire still burns.

I heard a voice asking what happens after the fire
and then the sound of a breaking window and the scream of a tire
And then the sound of Brixton gun and the scream of a child.
The night is hot
But nothing's going to stop
This gang running wild.

After the fire the fire still burns,
The heart grows older but never ever learns.
The memories smolder and the soul always yearns,
After the fire the fire still burns.

I saw Matt Dillon in black and white
there ain't no color in memories.
He rode his brother's Harley across the TV
while I was laughing at Dom DeLuise.
Now I'm cycling all my video tapes, I'm crying and I'm joking.
I've gotta stop drinking, I've gotta stop thinking,
I've gotta stop smoking.

After the fire the fire still burns,
the heart grows older but never ever learns.
The memories smolder and the soul always yearns,
after the fire
The fire still burns, raging through the pain,
blackening the promises, the tears and the rain.
The fire will burn
'til the wind begins to turn
and it all begins again.
After the fireeeee ...Yea the fire still burns

After the fire the fire still burns,
The heart grows older but never ever learns.
The memories smolder and the soul always yearns,
after the fire the fire still burns,
the fire still burns,
After the fire the fire still burns,
the heart grows older but never ever learns.
The memories smolder and the soul always yearns,
after the fire the fire still burns.


Lyrics submitted by ButNeverOutgunned

"After the Fire" as written by Peter Dennis Blandfor Townshend

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    General CommentHmm. Well Pete wrote it for Roger's solo album, it appeared on the latter's solo album "Under A Raging Moon".

    This is probably my favorite song from Daltrey's solo stuff (which I like).
    lmaster65on October 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI thought this was a Roger Daltrey song.
    Major Valoron August 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song wasn't written for Roger. Pete wrote this at Live Aid when somebody told him that AIDS was like a fire and the concert was going to sort of "Put out the fire". But there is still going to be an effect "After the Fire". He explains it quite well on the Deep End Live! Album...
    LeftyTownshendon December 24, 2007   Link

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