After Me.

[Track Info] [The Lyrics] [The Chords] [Explanation]

After Me - Track Info

Track 7 from the album "Seasons End" - Album Version: 3:19
Lyrics by Steve Hogarth
Published by Charisma Music Pub. Co. Ltd./ Rondor Music (Ldn) Ltd.


After Me - The Lyrics

There's a line on her jeans, that a ballpoint made
From a careless mistake, that she can't wash away
And there's a heart on her sleeve, from a spill of red wine
There's a piece of green in the blue of her eyes
She named it after me

There's a stay dog she feeds, that she found in the street
And he loves her to hold him, but he won't let her keep him
And he claws at the door to be let out at night
And she makes do without him, and she worries about him
She named him after me

So if you ever decide, that you have to escape
And travel the world, and you can't find a place
Well, you could wind up believin'
That paradise is nothin' more than a feelin'
That goes on in your mind
So if ever find out what that is
There's somethin' you could do
'Cause if I ever hold that golden dream again
I want to tell you
[I'm gonna name it after you]

 

After Me - The Chords


D  Em  D  G

          D                        Em
There's a line on her jeans that a ballpoint made
       D                         G
From a careless mistake that she can't wash away
              D                          Em
And there's a heart on her sleeve from a spill of red wine
              D                      G
And there's a piece of green in the blue of her eyes
    Bm       A     G
She named it after me

          D                            Em
There's a stray dog she feeds that she found in the street
       D                             G
And he loves her to hold him, but he won't let her keep him
       D                       Em
And he claws at the door to be let out at night
        D                            G
And she makes do without him and she worries about him
    Bm              A
She named him after me
    G
She named him after me
    Bm        A     G
She named him after me
      Bm  A  Em
After me

F#m  E  A  Bm  F#m  E  A  B

          E                    F#m
So if you ever decide that you have to escape
        E                        A
And you travel the world and you can't find a place
                E                      F#m
Well, you could wind up believing that paradise
           E                             A
Is nothing more than a feeling that goes on in your mind
          C#m           B            A
So if you ever find out what that is
                 C#m                 B   A
You know there's something you could do
            C#m            B            A
'Cause if I ever hold that golden dream again
          C#m      B           A             E    F#m
I want to tell you   I'm gonna name it after you
      E      A
After you
          E                  F#m
I'm gonna name it after you
          E                  A
I'm gonna name it after you

E  F#m  E  A  E  F#m  E  A

EXPLANATION OF SONF ELEMENTS
Copyright 1997 Fraser Marshall, Matthew Anderson & Bert ter Steege.


AFTER ME

Tammi at Horizon Designs said: Mr. H did an interview with Marina Lenti from the Italian fan club and this was in The Web USA #10...

M: "You once said it's dedicated to your wife. So ‘the dog’ that ‘claws at the door to be let out at night’ must be you."

H: "(Smiling) Yes, I am that dog. I'm the stray dog."

He then goes on the explain that his wife is very strong and trusting and gives him the emotional spance that he needs. That sounds like a good description of the song. A giving of herself with no expectation of any return. But he acknowldges that she is always there for him.

‘There's a heart on her sleeve’
Brewer’s: To expose one’s secret thoughts or intentions to general notice, ; to show plainly one’s feelings. The reference is to the custom of tying one’s lady’s favour (usually a handkerchief) to one’s sleeve, and thus exposing the secret of the heart. (Cp. Waterhole (Expresso Bongo))


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Last Modified: 27 Jul 2000