After All (Mijk van Dijk Dub)

from After All by Billie Ray Martin

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Please trip them gently, they don't like to fall (Oh by jingo)
There's no room for anger, we're all very small (Oh by jingo)

We're painting our faces and dressing in thoughts from the skies
From paradise
But they think that we're holding a secretive ball
Won't someone invite them
They're just taller children
That's all

Man is an obstacle, sad as the clown (Oh by jingo)
So hold on to nothing, and they won't let you down (Oh by jingo)
Some people are marching together and some on their own
Quite alone
Others are running, the smaller ones crawl
But some sit in silence, they're just older children
That's all
After all

I sing with impertinence, shading impermanent chords, with my words
I've borrowed your time and I'm sorry I called
But the thought just occurred that we're nobody's children at all
After all

Live to your rebirth and do what you will (Oh by jingo)
Forget all I've said, please bear me no ill (Oh by jingo)

After all
After all
After all

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from After All, released July 13, 2014
Written by: David Bowie
Published by Tintoretto Music (administered by RZO Music) & Mainman-Saag Ltd (administered by EMI)
Produced by: Abdullah Al-wali & Billie Ray Martin
Mixed by: Billie Ray Martin & Steve Honest at Hackney Road Studios
Additional Guitar: Steve Honest

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