Watching everybody leaving
I tell myself, "Looks can be deceiving"
Oh, I'm hoping that I'm not dead right
This after hours, afterlife
I'm not ready to die in style tonight

Tried to follow you out
But I did not know where you'd be leading on
And you might think people don't live through being dead wrong
Well I guess that your parents must have raised a themselves a strictly pious daughter
'Cause you move through this crowd
Just like parting water

Oh you dress so nice
You dress to kill
They drop like flies
But who's the funeral for?

Afterwhile these hot, hot nights can turn everything sour
Oh, I know it's not hard to get in trouble after hours

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"After Hours" as written by Alexander Greenwald

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    General CommentFrom what I remember, Alex said this song was about a time when he went to a bar or a club somewhere, and he said they wouldn't let him in because he didn't "fit in", or something. So he left, and as he left he saw this girl in this really bright, pretty dress. I don't know. I think I butchered the story. He said that instead of going home and pouting he wrote a song.
    RaiseTheDeadon July 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like it's a kind of insecure guy following his girl friend/friend who's a girl around as they go to various clubs or some nonsense...And the whole time he's impressed by the girl, who is not the least bit uncomfortable...he even views her as godlike "I guess that your parents must have raised themselves
    A strictly pious daughter 'cause you
    Move through this crowd just like parting water"

    He's also worried that something bad might happen..cuase he's insecure and all....out of his element.. "These hot hot nights
    Can turn everything sour
    Oh I know it's
    Not hard to get
    In trouble after hours"

    Great song, cool lyrics. It's too bad these guys were only ever really known for that horrible abomination that calls itself "California".
    jek21on April 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh! The song is called "The Hours", not "After Hours".
    jek21on April 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo, it's called "After Hours."
    ARDeathSunon April 17, 2005   Link

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