"After the Flood" as written by and Eric Ronick Than Luu....
You can't be well enough alone
You're twisting, going further from home,
We're spinning out of control

No touch, no feel
You take you steal
You're slipping into patterns again
Another night of cigarettes and short breath

It's hard to keep it holy
I try to keep it clean, but honesty is wearing thin
Don't make me give in

It went too far,
It left us scarred
And you've come apart
It went too far,
Far from the start
And changed who we are

You're desperate, you're used to being cold
So wounded; now go do what you're told
Another night of cigarettes and short breath

It's hard to keep it holy
I try to keep it clean, but honesty is wearing thin
Don't make me give in

It went too far,
It left us scarred
And you've come apart
It went too far,
Far from the start
And changed who we are
It went too far and changed who we are


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"After the Flood" as written by Than N Luu Eric Bryan Ronick

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    General CommentHeard it on the season finale of BMS

    great song on a great show
    the_howeeon January 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a well played song!

    best lines...

    it went too far,
    it left us scarred
    and you've come apart
    it went too far,
    far from the start
    and changed who we are
    UrTawkin2aDorkon January 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell played song indeed.
    normally I dont like the typical relationship views on songs or how every music song people think is about drugs. but here we go, this is the bs i could think of.

    I think it could be about someone cheating in a relationship or a lie that someone told in the relationship that had gone too far. I think it could be a lie in a friendship too but tough to think if that would be powerful enough in a friendship to have the line - another night of cigarettes and short of breath meaning they're upset about something it seems.

    None the less it involves a lie I think due to the line of honesty is wearing thin.
    spartan117chiefon August 01, 2011   Link
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    My Interpretation@the_howee: Yes, same place I heard it. Great song for the scene too.

    It's a guessing game, but this is what I've come up with thus far.

    you can't be well enough alone
    you're twisting, going further from home,
    we're spinning out of control
    ------
    You're screwed up and cannot handle it alone, and your actions are driving us apart...driving you further away from "home" (our life)


    no touch, no feel
    you take you steal
    you're slipping into patterns again
    another night of cigarettes and short breath
    ------
    Clearly, the last statement suggests that whoever is speaking has been seeing the same stuff over and over again....cigarettes are stress relievers. Too much stress = shortness of breath. Question is: What is the problem? Could the beginning mean "don't touch me without permission"?


    it's hard to keep it holy
    i try to keep it clean, but honesty is wearing thin
    don't make me give in
    ------
    This is a tough one. It could be from the perspective of the speaker, suggesting that they'll be unable to keep it civil and honest (about what's going on) for much longer. However, someone suggested some kind of relationship issue (cheating). Perhaps...but the lyrical method suggests it's referring to the person speaking.


    it went too far,
    it left us scarred
    and you've come apart
    it went too far,
    far from the start
    and changed who we are
    ------
    This is fairly obvious IMO. "Ya screwed up so much it's left a dent/scar...our relationship is far from what it was when we got together"
    GtotheBon July 31, 2012   Link

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