"After the Fall" as written by and Elvis Costello....
In an anonymous rendezvous
Where the forbidden lovers repair
They`re burning down another damn candle
They`re melting the tables and chairs

Beneath them applause from the balcony
Whenever they accomplished making love
Other times they thought they heard laughter
Coming from the balcony above

[Chorus]
She lies to his right and she carelessly recites
All of her brand new appetites
She seems brittle and small, it don`t sound like her at all
Since she came back to him after the fall

She said "You never visit the countryside"
"So I've made you a country to order"
She put up a little tent in the bedroom
Crickets played on a tape-recorder
The ceiling was festooned with phosphorous stars
She noticed his skin turning cold
Burning all his clothes on the bonfire
"Relax" she whispered and tightened the blindfold

[Chorus]

You've changed but not for the better babe
I`d tell you why but what`s the use
`Cause it`s the same kind of pity
A drunkard gives as his excuse
You were sharp and ideal as a bobby pin
Now your eyes are deserted and quiet
We both look like those poor shattered mannequins
Thrown through the window in the riot

She lies in his arms and without any qualms
Revels in shallow delights
She seems brittle and small, it don`t sound like her at all
Since she came back to him after the fall


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"After the Fall" as written by Declan Macmanus

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commenti think this song is about a couple that were once full of passion, and through many years of being together, the passion has receeded.
    uncomplicatedon February 07, 2007   Link

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