"The Morning After" as written by Andrew Robert Rosen and Janice Sue Meghan Myers....
I couldn't sleep last night
There were lions and bears tearing you from my side
I couldn't sleep last night
How you look like my daughter
It's burnt in my mind

And I can't feel anything the morning after you
And I can't tell anyone the morning after you

I couldn't sleep last night
You were chasing the birds 'till the beast caught your eye
I couldn't sleep last night
How you look like an angel
It's burnt in my mind

I can't feel anything the morning after you
I can't tell anyone the morning after you

And I hope you sleep with a merry gold
I hope you win it this time
And I pray you don't fear the animals
I'll save you, I promise this time

I couldn't sleep last night
There were lions and bears tearing you from my side
I couldn't sleep last night
How you look like my daughter
It's burned in my mind

I can't feel anything the morning after you
I would give anything


Lyrics submitted by biteowl, edited by argmepickle

"The Morning After" as written by Andrew Robert Rosen Meg Myers

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    My InterpretationFor some reason, this song strikes me as having to do with a miscarriage or abortion when she mentions "how you look like my daughter / it's burned in my mind". As for the "lions and bears" part: lions are well-known to kill the young of any previous leader of the pride, and male bears are known to kill their own young if the mama bear doesn't protect them.

    When she says "I hope you sleep with a marigold" it further supports the idea of the loss of a child; in Mexico, the marigold is known as the flower of the dead, and it is also symbolic of grief and pain (i.e., the mourning of a lost daughter).
    nemomanon October 16, 2015   Link
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    General CommentMy first impression was that her boyfriend or husband, the father of her child, died somehow. Her daughter is growing to look a lot like her father. She hopes that wherever he may be that he doesn't fear it, but finds peace in it sleeping among the marigolds (flower of the dead). In her dreams she tries save him, wakes up numb the next morning and cannot talk to anyone about it. She would give anything to have him back.
    argmepickleon December 29, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about love, addiction, heartbreak and death. She is involved with a man she loves so much she can picture what their kids were to look like if they had some or they do have a daughter and she looks more like her father. "You were chasing a bird till the beast caught your eye." Her lover developed a drug addiction and couldn't stop. eventually he overdoses ends up in a coma. She can't get the image of him like that out of her head "how you look like an angel it's burned in my mind" Finding out he won't ever wake up from it she tells herself she will be right there next to him holding his hand when doctors shut off the life support machines and he dies "I'll hold you when it is time" (I think the lyric "I hope u win it this time" is incorrect it's hold you when it is time) And she prays that he will be ok in death. She feels like no matter what she did she couldn't save him from his drug addiction so she will let him go saving him from his current circumstances. After he's gone shes heartbroken and numb she can't talk about him or how she's feeling to anyone because the pain of it would be unbearable. At the end of the song she says I would give anything then stops she would give anything to have him back
    GirlOfUrScreamzon October 13, 2017   Link

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