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The Afterlife
Paul Simon Lyrics


After I died, and the makeup had dried
I went back to my place
No moon that night
But a heavenly light shone on my face

Still I thought it was odd
There was no sign of God just to usher me in
Then a voice from above
Sugar coated with love, said, "Let us begin"

You got to fill out a form first
And then you wait in the line
You got to fill out a form first
And then you wait in the line

Okay, a new kid in school
Got to follow the rule
You got to learn the routine
Woah, there's a girl over there
With the sunshiny hair, like a homecomin' queen

I said, "Hey, what you say?
It's a glorious day,
By the way how long you been dead?"
Maybe you, maybe me
Maybe baby makes three
But she just shook her head

You got to fill out a form first
And then you wait in the line
You got to fill out a form first
And then you wait in the line

Buddah and Moses and all the noses from narrow to flat
Had to stand in the line
Just to glimpse the divine
What you think about that?

Well it seems like our fate to suffer
And wait for the knowledge we seek
It's all his design, no one cuts in the line
No one here, likes a sneak

You got to fill out a form first
And then you wait in the line
You got to fill out a form first
And then you wait in the line

After you climb, up the ladder of time
The Lord God is here
Face to face, in the vastness of space
Your words disappear

And you feel like swimming in an ocean of love,
And the current is strong
But all that remains when you
Try to explain is a fragment of song

Lord is it, be bop a lu la
Or ooh poppa do
Lord, be bop a lu la or ooh poppa do
Be bop a lu la

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: PAUL SIMON

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Comments from YouTube:

kumasuke1

This is perhaps the best song I have ever been blessed to listen to in my life so far

ruivog

Heroes are forever young.
Here's mine: Paul (Frederic) Simon.

MixxedChickk15

This song goes deep .  I feel that. Inspired and soulful

Ivy 2343

Lifelong PS fan. PS was scared of old age according to interviews. That is what the song Old Friends is about. But he is doing awesome and rocking out. His line "how terribly strange to be 70" didn't come to pass. 70 looks great on him.

Denny Cook Holmes

sheer genius for sure

Adrian Mieras

We Love You Paul ~ You are truly a master of words, and song Üx

flynnbrown2001

Listening to this edition like regularly, keeps my spirits up. And appreciate Simon's work. A classic evergreen. He's got the same impish smile, I remember, he had as a youngster. Makes me feel good about the universe and me and everything and everybody in it.

ripe tomato

Another cool beat from the master.

Seeker

6 people will never figure out how to fill out the form...

Mot Senoj

Paul Simon is a genius!

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