After All Lyrics

David Bowie


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Bowie
album: Track 4 in album The Man Who Sold the World
release date: 1970-11-4
popularity : 17 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Folk Rock/Avantgarde/Glam/Classic Rock
length: 3:56
lyricist: David Bowie
composer: David Bowie

Cover Art

David Bowie The Man Who Sold the World cover art
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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, after all

Man is an obstacle, sad as the clown, Oh by jingo
So hold on to nothing, and he 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 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


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Width of a Circle
  • 2 All the Madmen
  • 3 Black Country Rock
  • 4 After All
  • 5 Running Gun Blues
  • 6 Saviour Machine
  • 7 She Shook Me Cold
  • 8 The Man Who Sold the World
  • 9 The Supermen