The Afterman
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Appears On The Afterman: Ascension
Track 3
Length 3:11
Produced By Coheed And Cambria
Michael Birnbaum
Chris Bittner
Preceded By Key Entity Extraction I: Domino The Destitute
Followed By Mothers Of Men

The Afterman is the third song on the 2012 album The Afterman: Ascension.

Lyrics

She gave her heart to a falling star
When news filtered through of his tragedy
All the walls went up
Around a world she declines
As the tears from her eyes fall
No one understands and no one will
All she has lost

If he's not here, then where?
If he's not here, then where?

When she found it there in the cold, blue glare
The words distressed and unfamiliar
Where the feelings seared
An emptiness had hung and in her chest she clenched
Reality settled in and the memories raced
While on the screen he lived
She teared "Your selfishness has robbed you
Of the man you could've been
I wouldn't change a thing about you
I love you dearly, my friend"

If he's not here, then where?
If he's not here, then where?
My love... been searching for my Afterman
If he's not here, then where?
If he's not here, then where?
My love... been searching for my Afterman

Meaning

In the coffee-table book published with some of the Special Editions, Claudio gave insight into how he came up with each track on the album. For this track, he wrote: 

"The title track was written a little over two years ago in Florida. Chondra and I were coming back from a long day lounging on a boat without cell reception, when she decided to hop on Facebook. In that moment she had discovered a very close friend had just passed away. I remember the cold impersonal blue glare glowing against her face... the emotions and tears released in an instant. It was unlike anything I had ever witnessed. Her questions started pedaling between reality and disbelief, but her emotions were too strong to know what to believe. I started to feel like this was the closest thing to her experiencing my death. It set the tone of loss for this album"

Official Music Video

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Coheed and Cambria - The Afterman

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