Tuesday, October 02, 2007

To The Hereafter

Another one of Gronk's songs for you, To The Hereafter. Although the words look a little downbeat, the whole song is actually rather vivifying: so, cheers my dears—here's to the hereafter!
Just keep telling yourself you exist
That the past is not something you miss
That the things that you want may be enough
Just keep telling yourself you're in love

Just keep telling yourself you're in love
Though you know not what you dreamt of
Though there are forces inside you cannot resist
Just keep telling yourself you exist

Cheers my dears, here's to the hereafter!
Don't want to see tears, just want to hear laughter!
No one knows what's coming after
So raise your glass and raise the rafters!


There's no telling what's hidden from sight
If there's a reason we're even alive
We worry and claw at reality's maw
But in truth we're just closing our eyes

Just keep telling yourself not to leave
Just keep telling yourself to believe
Though your ship is on course for mysterious shores
Just keep telling yourself you're alright

But still you think about it
The taste of that final breath
It will take ou your whole life
To come to terms with your death

So, cheers my dears, here's to the hereafter!
Don't want to see tears, just want to hear laughter!
No one knows what's coming after
So raise your glass and raise the rafters!


Just keep telling yourself it's OK!
That the tide will turn for you some day
And your wrongs will be righted
Your path there in sight keeping lion and leopard at bay!

O noble Creator, can'st thou
Wash these seven black marks from my brow
So to liberate me from the chains of the race
Let me gaze upon your mortal face...

This song comes from the album Feared Lost. You can listen to, and download, for free (though donations always welcome!) over one hundred other songs at Gronk.co.uk...

1 comment:

Lord Higham-Johnson said...

Ah, what a lovely poem.