"After All" as written by and Sondre Lerche Vaular....
I like you too much
After too little time
I hold back my heart's crazy rambling
The fear that I should overwhelm your smile
Frightens the spiders inside me

Oh this could be magic
After all, after all

You daren't define which has happened to us
Well, I've had a name for it for some time
You try to find what it is that you feel
I long to tell you so truly

Oh this could be trouble
After all, after all

And I say is it a dream like it was back then
Is it a dream like it was back in the stars
Could I be so wrong? Could I be so wrong?

Chew every word to prevent what I know
From slipping right out of my fingers
Out of control, I don't know where to go
'Cause you were my map when I found you

Oh this could get lonely
After all, after all

And I say is it a dream like it was back then
Is it a dream like it was back in the stars
Could I be so wrong? Could I be so wrong?

No one can say all the things that they feel
Without the risk of a failure
So keep in my cards close to my heart
All of you I loved from a distance

Oh this should be magic
After all, after all


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"After All" as written by Sondre Lerche Vaular

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    General CommentI think this song's about his wife.
    strykerchickon February 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBesides the fact that a lot of these posted lyrics are incorrect, I still have feelings for "Afterall." This is probably the greatest "Sondre-esque" song of "Phantom Punch." The reason for this is that the song weaves a ballad about a man or boy falling in love quickly with a girl or woman. Now mind you that this love is not "Romeo and Juliet-esque," where Romeo fell in love just because Juliet was utterwardly beautiful,-no, this song is about true and seemingly unconditional love from the male narrator's perspective. The song stretches through the romance between the lovers which begins with the implied first date: "I hold back my heart's crazy rambling,-the fear that I should overwhelm your smile frightens the spiders inside me." However as the song progresses, the romance between the two begins to diminish. The male narrator tells that the girl is not sure if she feels the same way as he,-there brings tension. The song ends in a melancholy note where the protagonist is on the verge of telling the girl his true feelings but does not because he fears failure. Instead of doing anything about his current relationship with his lover, he decides to sit back and reminisce about their love "from a distance." Feeling that the joy that he had from their union is broken, he believes the only way to feel the "magic" again is by looking back in the past and reliving his joy with her through memories. A truly tragic but beautiful song. Sondre seems to have a hint of optimism in his tone which may imply that there maybe some hope for him "afterall."
    Piam Tion April 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentexcuse my grammatical error it was "outwardly," not "utterwardly."
    Piam Tion April 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the way the dude above me described it.
    Wow. amazing use of words and I could actually picture it better seeing lerche sitting back and actually seeing everything infron of him. :] This song is so amazing it makes me tap my toes. Any song that does that to me is an A+
    ginnetteon March 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely adore this song to pieces. And I agree with dude above, you describe it so perfectly!
    lonebyon July 24, 2008   Link
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    General Comment^ Haha. Why, thank you Loneby. Guess I can really relate to this song.
    Piam Tion July 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYou're very welcome :) Yeah, it seems so! But it's surely not a bad song to relate to! I get the chills every time I hear it :)
    lonebyon August 28, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationcool idea, dude.

    i love this song. my friend did a brilliant cover and ive been listening to it ALL day.
    its ridiculous.

    I like you too much
    After too little time
    I hold back my heart's crazy rambling
    The fear that I should overwhelm your smile
    Frightens the spiders inside me

    I love this verse because its exactly what happens to me.
    i like someone so quickly, and then i try not to always nervously ramble because i like them so much, then i think about how much i said and how much we laughed and what not.... so cute.

    but then maybe the rambling becomes too much.
    and the feeling starts fading.

    then maybe later, when the stars align once again...
    magic may happen
    and you get a second chance.

    jackattack9109on November 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentPretty song. Favorite lines: "The fear that I should overwhelm your smile/Frightens the spiders inside me."

    xmakesherflyxon November 08, 2010   Link

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