"After All" as written by and David Bowie....
Please trip them gently, they don't like to fall, oh by jingo
There's no room for anger, we're all very small, oh by jingo
We're painting our faces and dressing in thoughts from the skies, from paradise
But they think that we're holding a secretive ball
Won't someone invite them
They're just taller children (ooh) that's all, after all

Man is an obstacle, sad as the clown, oh by jingo
So hold on to nothing, and he won't let you down, oh by jingo
Some people are marching together and some on their own
Quite alone
Others are running, the smaller ones crawl
But some sit in silence, they're just older children
That's all, after all

I sing with impertinence, shading impermanent chords
With my words
I've borrowed your time and I'm sorry I called
But the thought just occurred that we're nobody's children at all, after all

Live your rebirth and do what you will, oh by jingo
Forget all I've said, please bear me no ill, oh by jingo
After all, after all


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"After All" as written by David Bowie

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    General CommentGreat song. I particularly like the lines referring to adults as just older children. It makes me think about the social chaos of misunderstanding the world as a child. Then, as teenagers, you start to understand the world better. The average person at that point still has a very skewed of reality. Then upon adulthood humans are expected to be responsible and intelligent, but really they're no better than kids. In fact, they're just a more evolved and complicated form of the nonsense that is childhood. The world is full of insanity. Religion, which actually believes in magic, politics, a massive back and forth shifting of control via manipulation, tyrants who claim they are a god born under a double rainbow and say they have made 7 holes in one their first time ever playing golf, countries committed to destroying each other because we never really learned to share or respect our fellow man.

    Chard121on January 21, 2011   Link

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