"The Afterlife" as written by and Paul Simon....
After I died, and the makeup had dried
I went back to my place
No moon that night
But a heavenly light shone on my face

Still I thought it was odd
There was no sign of God just to usher me in
Then a voice from above
Sugar coated with love, said, "Let us begin"

You got to fill out a form first
And then you wait in the line
You got to fill out a form first
And then you wait in the line

Okay, a new kid in school
Got to follow the rule
You got to learn the routine
Woah, there's a girl over there
With the sunshiny hair, like a homecomin' queen

I said, "Hey, what you say?
It's a glorious day,
By the way how long you been dead?"
Maybe you, maybe me
Maybe baby makes three
But she just shook her head

You got to fill out a form first
And then you wait in the line
You got to fill out a form first
And then you wait in the line

Buddah and Moses and all the noses from narrow to flat
Had to stand in the line
Just to glimpse the divine
What you think about that?

Well it seems like our fate to suffer
And wait for the knowledge we seek
It's all his design, no one cuts in the line
No one here, likes a sneak

You got to fill out a form first
And then you wait in the line
You got to fill out a form first
And then you wait in the line

After you climb, up the ladder of time
The Lord God is here
Face to face, in the vastness of space
Your words disappear

And you feel like swimming in an ocean of love,
And the current is strong
But all that remains when you
Try to explain is a fragment of song

Lord is it, be bop a lu la
Or ooh poppa do
Lord, be bop a lu la or ooh poppa do
Be bop a lu la


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"The Afterlife" as written by Paul Simon

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    General CommentGreat satire. The afterlife probably isn't what you expect, nor is it welcoming or personal.

    Love the irony, a voice sugar-coated with love says, go get in line.
    Mattapulton June 25, 2011   Link

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