"Aftermath" as written by Alisan Porter, Ely Weisfield, Adam Lambert and Mahmoud Ferras....
Have you lost your way?
Living in the shadow of the messes that you made
And so it goes
Everything inside your circle starts to overflow

Take a step before you leap
Into the colors that you seek
You get back what you give away
So don't look back on yesterday

Wanna scream out
No more hiding
Don't be afraid of what's inside
Gonna tell ya, you'll be alright
In the aftermath
Anytime anybody pulls you down
Anytime anybody says you're not allowed
Just remember you are not alone
In the aftermath

You feel the weight
Of lies and contradictions that you live with everyday
And it's not too late
Think of what can be if you rewrite the role you play

Take a step before you leap
Into the colors that you seek
You get back what you give away
So don't look back on yesterday

Wanna scream out
No more hiding
Don't be afraid of what's inside
Gonna tell ya, you'll be alright
In the aftermath
Anytime anybody pulls you down
Anytime anybody says you're not allowed
Just remember you are not alone
In the aftermath
In the aftermath

Before you break you have to shed your armor
Take a trip and fall into the glitter
Tell a stranger that they're beautiful
So all you feel is love, love
All you feel is love, love

Wanna scream out
No more hiding
Don't be afraid of what's inside
Gonna tell ya, you'll be alright
In the aftermath

Wanna scream out
No more hiding
Don't be afraid of what's inside
Gonna tell ya, you'll be alright
In the aftermath

Anytime anybody pulls you down
Anytime anybody says you're not allowed
Just remember you are not alone
In the aftermath
In the aftermath
In the aftermath
In the aftermath


Lyrics submitted by onthefinishline

"Aftermath" as written by Ely Rise Alisan Porter

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song for me is about coming out of the closet and accepting yourself for who you are. A lot of his songs seem to be related to that, but maybe that's just my gay bias.
    JoeyOvenstoneon December 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about coming out of the closet, it hits so deep on that note.. about all the trials and pain you go through while your in the closet, and the urge to be yourself. to just remember that your not the only person who has ever felt this way. but i guess it could apply to other things, but considering Adam Lambert himself is gay...
    Pulse159on January 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about coming out of the closet, it hits so deep on that note.. about all the trials and pain you go through while your in the closet, and the urge to be yourself. to just remember that your not the only person who has ever felt this way. but i guess it could apply to other things, but considering Adam Lambert himself is gay...
    Pulse159on January 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song I think is about coming out of the closet and showing the people your true colours, those that accept you are your friends and those that don't are just a charade. He's trying to tell us to show ppl who we really are, what we are and he's always going to stand by us no matter what.
    khan4lyfon July 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's about comming out of the closet and knowing that your not alone in it all :)
    KatAttackon March 10, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningQuoted from Adam himself

    "[“Aftermath”]...was written about finding the courage to be honest with yourself and the people who love you. It's about facing adversity and taking risks in the name of personal liberation. The song takes on different meanings to different listeners. I hope this song inspires people to be who they truly want to be..."
    lectricblueon March 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about all the trials and errors you encounter in your everyday situations of life accepting yourself and basically saying you have to go through these things with yourself before you can truly see things/people for what/who they are.
    rockwitchuon November 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! It's so uplifting. I think with Adam singing it, it's meant as a gay-themed "be comfortable with your homosexuality" thing, but in general it can just be that you're not the only one, you can admit how you feel about anything.
    writeratheart415on December 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.. so powerful
    punky888on January 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is meant to appeal to all the people who didn't fit in when they were in high school, be it because they were glbtq or because they were just different--this song is very much a message to keep your hope up and to not give up no matter how bad stuff sucks right now. I've thought of this song a lot lately in respect to the extreme cases of bullying throughout the US that have resulted in deaths of many teenagers. So, so sad. :(
    Nataliexoon October 14, 2010   Link

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