Aftermath

Aftermath

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BACKGROUND

Maybe Aftermath is next to Babylon the most unusual Tea Party song the band has ever written. Martin sees the song as a reference to the ambient songs of Brian Eno and David Bowie.

And while the song also poses existential questions, it is also called a spark of hope and thus lyrically sets itself apart from the often very dark songs on transmission. Aftermath played the band at the very beginning of their transmission tour, but the song was quickly taken off the setlist and was only played live again for the anniversary tour in 2017.

SPECIAL FACTS:

  • At the very end of the song you can hear a voice. A woman reads from the bible saying “As it was in the beginning is now and shall ever be…”. You can hear the same text during “A Great Big Lie” on the album “Triptych”. At the end of this song you can hear a male voice say “That reminds me of Psalm 73 where the prophet is looking at the wicked man…”.

LYRICS

Desperate to take
Lost in its wake
Time slips away too soon

Pleasures of fear
Drawing us near
Where do we go from here

Waste what we want
We beg and we’re bought
And nothing is wrong with us

Life in these veins
Godless and stained
Glimpses of hope exist

Slanted advance
Threatened by chance
Time slips away too soon

Waste what we want
We beg and we’re bought
And nothing is wrong with us

BACKGROUND

Maybe Aftermath is next to Babylon the most unusual Tea Party song the band has ever written. Martin sees the song as a reference to the ambient songs of Brian Eno and David Bowie.

And while the song also poses existential questions, it is also called a spark of hope and thus lyrically sets itself apart from the often very dark songs on transmission. Aftermath played the band at the very beginning of their transmission tour, but the song was quickly taken off the setlist and was only played live again for the anniversary tour in 2017.

SPECIAL FACTS:

  • At the very end of the song you can hear a voice. A woman reads from the bible saying “As it was in the beginning is now and shall ever be…”. You can hear the same text during “A Great Big Lie” on the album “Triptych”. At the end of this song you can hear a male voice say “That reminds me of Psalm 73 where the prophet is looking at the wicked man…”.

LYRICS

Desperate to take
Lost in its wake
Time slips away too soon

Pleasures of fear
Drawing us near
Where do we go from here

Waste what we want
We beg and we’re bought
And nothing is wrong with us

Life in these veins
Godless and stained
Glimpses of hope exist

Slanted advance
Threatened by chance
Time slips away too soon

Waste what we want
We beg and we’re bought
And nothing is wrong with us

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