"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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