She gave her heart
to a falling star
When news filtered through of this tragedy
all the walls went out

Around the world she declines
as the tears from her eyes fall
No one understands and no one will
all she has lost

If he's not here, then where?
If he's not here, then where?
If he's not here, then where?
If he's not here, then where?

When she found it there
In the cold, blue glare
The words distressed and unfamiliar
with the feeling seared

Emptiness had hold
and in her chest she clenched
Reality settled as the memories raced
while on the screen he lived

She teared "Your selfishness has robbed you
of the man you could have been
I won't change a thing about you
I love you dearly, my friend"

If he's not here, then where?
If he's not here, then where?
My love, been searching for my Afterman
If he's not here, then where?
If he's not here, then where?
My love, been searching for my Afterman


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  • +4
    Song MeaningBack at their home, Meri Amory is struggling to write an article for her job, her mind completely absorbed by thoughts of her husband, Sirius. She cannot help but think that she was clearly not a priority in his life. After all, he chose this apparent suicide mission over the supposed love of his life, and, adding insult to injury, named his ship -- the Meriwell -- after her, as if to serve as a cheap replacement while he was gone.

    Unable to concentrate, she sits at her computer and reads the news. Anything to distract her from her thoughts. But then, she sees a headline that makes her heart sink. An explosion in the sky. Falling debris identified as parts from Sirius Amory's ship. Possible system failure. No chance of survival.

    Devastated, she closes herself off from the world. As reporters flood the scene and attempt to interview her about the accident, she simply ignores all of them. She cannot function under the assumption that Sirius is dead, so she decides that as long as she continues to close herself off, she cannot hear any further information about the accident and can hold on to the belief that Sirius has somehow survived.
    stopstarton February 28, 2013   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningClaudio's wife had a close friend pass away right before the album was starting to be written. He wrote this song to dedicate to her lost friend, and to help her feel better towards it all, and he just kind of merged that event into this albums storyline.
    Synestheon October 08, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningSynesthe is right, but as far as its place in the story goes, i think that it's about Mary and she thinks Sirius has died.
    Cargonatoron October 09, 2012   Link

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