After the fall

Ray Davies, released on Other People's Lives (solo) © Davray Music Ltd. 2006

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I just had a really bad fall

And this time it was harder to get up than before

I shouted to the heavens and a vision appeared

I cried out "Can you help?", it replied "Not at all"

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After the fall is over

You'll be on your own

After the fall is over

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There'll be wrecks to clear in this war zone

There'll be much to clean and time to atone

But while it's dark you can shelter here

In the bleak midwinter when you're feeling the fear

Ah, but when the mist clears, the sun will shine again

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A life's gotta have direction

After the deals are done

You gotta ask the question

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Ask yourself why you go through it all

When morality kicks in, who will catch you when you fall

I'm a sinner waiting at the traveler's rest

Seeking refuge from the storm, and I'm a grateful guest

And a profit cries out in high platitudes

I smile and say, "Hey, I was just passing through"

And an angel cries, "Wait, we'll tell you when to move"

Even at the gates of Heaven I'll be waiting in a queue

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Seems like I'm falling upwards

Into the great white blue

And all my imperfections

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You can learn your lines and fabricate a show

But the way we come in, yeah, that's the way we're gonna go

We cheat and lie to conquer our fears

We can put on a smile just to cover up the tears

Ah, but when the mist clears, the sun will shine again

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After the fall (after the fall is over)

There'll be a better day

After the fall is over

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So I fell on my arse, now I'm feeling the pain

But the feeling will pass and so will the shame

The bigger the ego, the bigger the fall

When your reputation counts for nothing at all

Ah, but when the mist clears, the sun will shine again

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I will greet you when the sun shines again

After the fall (after the fall is over)

There'll be a better day

After the fall is over

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