"After All" as written by and Eman Lam....
She knows the voices in her mind
They tell her
To leave

She's tired of smiling madly
Until silence becomes very silently
A noise in her mind

After all she has nothing inside
No good to give
No meaning to live
The mist engulfed tonight
Every single star

After all they shared
How could he simply say no
After all they shared
He turned away from her to go
She said she wouldn't cry
That was really just a lie

She knows the noises in her mind
Nothing's left but
Screaming silence

After all she feels numbness inside
The feeling's gone
She's upside down
The pictures behind her closed eyes
This time you went too far

After all they shared
How could he simply say no
After all they shared
He turned away from her to go
She said she wouldn't cry
That was really just a lie

After all they shared
How could he simply say no
After all they shared
He turned away from her to go
She said she wouldn't cry
That was really just a lie

After all she has nothing inside
No good to give
No meaning to live
The mist engulfed tonight
Every single star

After all they shared
How could he simply say no
After all they shared
He turned away from her to go
She said she wouldn't cry
That was really just a lie

After all they shared
How could he simply say no (simply say no)
After all they shared
He turned away from her to go
She said she wouldn't cry
That was really just a lie

After all they shared
How could he simply say no (simply say no)
After all they shared
He turned away from her to go
She said she wouldn't cry
That was really just a lie

After all they shared
How could he simply say no (how could he simply say no)
After all they shared (after all)
He turned away from her to go (he just turned away)
She said she wouldn't cry
That was really just a lie


Lyrics submitted by ProtectorOfLife

"After All" as written by Nowell Rhys Fulber Jael (rahel) Krebs

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., BMG Rights Management

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  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about a girl who is in an abusive relationship that has a tragic end. On the surface it does sound like a song about a girl who is just heartbroken, but I think most Delerium songs have a deeper, more thought provoking meaning.

    She knows the voices in her mind
    They tell her
    To leave (she is in a bad situation and she knows she should leave)

    She’s tired of smiling madly (Faking the happiness to every1 around her)
    Until silence becomes very silently (She has kept quiet about her situation for so long, but it's
    A noise in her mind constantly on her mind)

    After all she has nothing inside (How she feels about herself after taking the abuse for so long,
    No good to give she's lost the will to live)
    No meaning to live
    The mist engulfed tonight (I think this is a forsight into an explosive night,
    Every single star possibly her death. Stars representing the spark of life and
    being engulfed by mist)


    After all they shared (He is saying no to her life, she feels like since she has
    How could he simply say no endured his abuse and he has "put up" with her they have
    After all they shared shared a lot. She said she wouldn't cry because that makes
    He turned away from her to go him angry or he told her not to, but she did cry. So since she
    She said she wouldn’t cry "lied" to him, he turned away from her in an abusive way. He
    That was really just a lie probably flew off the handle)


    She knows the noises in her mind (She hears herself screaming, nothing is left of her inside her
    Nothing’s left but mind)
    Screaming silence

    After all she feels numbness inside (Her mind is numb to the abuse and fear)
    The feeling’s gone (She's dying)
    She’s upside down
    The pictures behind her closed eyes (It all replays in her mind even as she's dying)
    This time you went too far (He went to far with it this time and killed her)


    tambellinaon August 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy last post came out all jumbled. This is how I meant to post it...

    I think this song is about a girl who is in an abusive relationship that has a tragic end. On the surface it does sound like a song about a girl who is just heartbroken, but I think most Delerium songs have a deeper, more thought provoking meaning.


    She knows the voices in her mind
    They tell her
    To leave
    (she is in a bad situation and she knows she should leave)

    She’s tired of smiling madly
    Until silence becomes very silently
    A noise in her mind
    (Faking the happiness to every1 around her. She has kept quiet about her situation for so long, but it's constantly on her mind)

    After all she has nothing inside
    No good to give
    No meaning to live
    The mist engulfed tonight
    Every single star possibly her death. (How she feels about herself after taking the abuse for so long, she's lost the will to live. I think this is a foresight into an explosive night, Stars representing the spark of life and being smothered or unable to see)


    After all they shared
    How could he simply say no
    After all they shared
    He turned away from her to go
    She said she wouldn’t cry
    That was really just a lie
    (He is saying no to her life. She feels like since she has endured his abuse and he has "put up" with her they have shared a lot. She said she wouldn't cry because that makes him angry or he told her not to, but she did cry. So since she "lied" to him, he turned away from her in an abusive, angry way.



    She knows the noises in her mind
    Nothing’s left but
    Screaming silence
    (She hears herself screaming, nothing is left of her inside her mind but the screaming)

    After all she feels numbness inside
    The feeling’s gone
    She’s upside down
    The pictures behind her closed eyes
    This time you went too far
    (Her body and mind are numb to the abuse and fear. She's dying and it all replays in her mind even as she's dying. He went to far with it this time and kills her.)
    tambellinaon August 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKind of important song. One of their best imo. I didn't see it added so I thought I'd do the honors. I think this song is about a girl who got dumped by a guy. She feels worthless and wonders how the guy could dump her. She thought everything was great, but she played it off like she was ok with it. She wasn't though "She said she wouldn't cry, that was really just a lie". Guys like this give good guys a bad name. I think there's something more to the song though, but its hard for me to recognize.
    ProtectorOfLifeon June 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell. I can relate to the "Said she wouldn't cry..." part. Girls will sometimes never show their true feelings. So if you asked a girl that obviously loves you if she would be sad if you broke up with her, she would probably hold a force field and say no when really she will. Yes, the guy is at fault here but so is she, she told him she doesnt care, so he went bye bye
    Danny86301on September 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, i can feel the good guys getting a bad image. Sadly, that was the case in my last relationship. She had been traumatized so bad from her past that she just couldn't trust me when im the most faithful and honest person i know myself! oh well..
    Danny86301on September 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol, you said "imo". you must be a gamer.
    poughkeepsieon March 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just went through a breakup, and even though i was the one that ended it i really think i could relate to this song.

    "She’s tired of smiling madly
    Until silence becomes very silently
    A noise in her mind"
    this could talk about lack of communication and how the silence became so overwhelming that it was almost like a sound.

    "After all she has nothing inside
    No good to give
    No meaning to live.."
    could explain the feelings of not wanting to give yourself in the relationship any more and feeling like you just want to end it all.

    "After all they shared
    How could he simply say no
    After all they shared
    He turned away from her to go
    She said she wouldn’t cry
    That was really just a lie"
    this very simply just shows the surprise felt when you realize that your partner has turned against you and you're trying to deny feeling the pain of losing them.
    volatile_on October 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentooh this is so techno-ishly heart-wrenching
    i love it =)
    black angelon December 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, I thought it was about this girl who got proposed to by this boy she really loved, but then he turned around and cheated on her, I didn't understand the part where it says "Until Silence becomes very silently, A noise in her mind" until this year, when I had a bad break up with a boyfriend. After he dumped me, I was so upset, but he didn't even seem to care, so I acted that way too, and pretended I never even liked him or cared about him in hte first place. I think this song could also be about a girl who gets pregnant, and then her boyfriend leaves her when he finds out.
    bRoKeN-mInDeDon May 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry, put the wrong line in there, I was talkin' about this one: "She said she wouldn’t cry
    That was really just a lie" :p
    bRoKeN-mInDeDon May 28, 2007   Link

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