Throw the phone hard at the wall
And at once my muscles stall
Slowly my mind cools and calms

Decompressed and disengaged
I put my pen to virgin page
With each scratch I'm hauled away

Through the slowest country dance
To not knowing in advance
Every impending detail

So exploding with the news
Cages rattled, looks confused
Seems I might have gone too far

My front door lies in splinters
And barefoot in the winter
My prayers are unsuccessful
To a god that I can recall

I could learn
I could learn
I could learn to keep my mouth shut
I might learn
I might learn
I might learn to keep my mouth shut

There's a pause before the howl
And I'm well past feral now
Liberated and joyous

Curtains open, necks are craned
Shady heads in burnt wood frames
Then the rumble from within

The insanity is catching
As out of doors like hatchlings
The people leave their houses
In barely more than blouses

This is fun
This is fun
It's the most fun I remember.
This is fun
This is fun
It's the most fun I remember.

(It's the fight
It's the fight
It's the fight that we are winning) x4

Lyrics submitted by young_jables

The Afterlife song meanings
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    General CommentAnother awesome song having no comments?! I think it's about learning from mistakes.
    young_jableson January 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAwesome Song. One of their best I would say. I think the song is about life after pain, and also what suede67 said, learning from mistakes. Gary has said that he has been through a lot with a certain girl, hurt and things like that, but I think this song is almost like Gary has moved on from that e.g. when he says "this is fun, this is fun, it's the most fun I remember. It's the fight, it's the fight that we are winning...' (In real life Gary is now dating Lisa Hannigan) so that could explain a lot itself.
    The song is afterall named 'The Afterlife' and even that alone speaks volumes. Is Gary referring to the afterlife of pain? I'm guessing he is. Being in a new life of some sort. Some of these lyrics sound slightly happier than a lot of other stuff he has done. This is just my guess.
    LOOKING INon January 13, 2009   Link

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