"After You" as written by and Jarvis Branson Cocker Candida Doyle....
The dust has settled
Replace the bulbs in all the lights
I guess I'll get no sleep tonight
A revolution happened

Oh, sorry, you haven't heard?
We are the children of the new world
If you're quiet you can watch if you like
They say the future's beginning tonight
Whole empires will crumble, civilizations will fall

Lie on the bed, hear the sound of it all
No anger, no guilt and no sorrow
It sounds unlikely, I know, but tomorrow
You will wake up to find that your whole life has changed
Although nothing looks different, a revolution took place

I love the way you do it
I love the way you put them on
You know the answers but you get it wrong
Just to confuse things

Why did it seem so difficult to realise a simple truth?
The revolution begins and ends with you
Now all the breakdowns and nightmares look small
Now we decided not to die after all

'Cause the meek shall inherit absolutely nothing at all
If you stopped being so feeble you could have so much more
The answer was here all the time, you see
Just how I missed it is a mystery to me
I have waited and waited for this day to arrive
The revolution was televised
Now it's over, bye bye
It's over, bye bye
It's over, bye bye

Yeah, we made it
Just by the skin of our teeth
Perfection is over
Sheffield is over
The Fear is over
Guilt is over (please leave the building quietly)

Bergerac is over
The hangover is over, men are over, women are over
Cholesterol is over
Tapers are over
Bergman is over, irony is over

Lyrics submitted by ThatWouldBeCareless, edited by MatheusBond

"The Day After the Revolution" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker Candida Doyle

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  • +3
    General CommentNo comments? Surprisingly really loved this song when I first heard it.
    MrsPieon October 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI adore this song! They gave it out for free to people after a gig before they put it up for normal purchase.

    I think in very basic terms it's about going to a party and meeting a woman and getting very out of your depth and comfort zone. Realising and accepting that most of what you're doing is perhaps wrong and certainly out of character for you (the "room crammed with loathing and hate") but you're doing it anyway because you're caught up in it.

    On a side note I like how Jarvis hasn't become a Waitrose kinda guy
    KinkyDoxon May 03, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I felt so ashamed / that I did it twice"

    Words to live by !!!
    grenon May 31, 2016   Link
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    General CommentAs I've posted before, I do really love this song (and most everything Pulp)...

    If I ever run for elected office, which is a possibility these days, if I could get permission, I'd use this song at rallies, possibly along with Midnight Radio from Hedwig and the Angry Inch (again, if permission is possible) and use o/' I felt so ashamed / that I did it twice o/' as one of many campaign slogans... as you can imagine I wouldn't have an (R) after my name on the ballot... would I get your vote?
    grenon September 30, 2017   Link

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